MADD seeking tougher DUI laws in Columbia after fatal crash

A member of “Mothers Against Drunk Driving” (MADD) is seeking tougher drunk driving law after a 61-year-old woman was recently killed in an accident in Columbia caused by an intoxicated driver, WLTX 19 reported on April 13.

The call for tougher DUI laws was sought by Steven Burritt after a car accident on April 11 killed 61-year-old Roxina Hollow Mack. The victim was killed after the vehicle she was riding in was crashed into by Arthuro Rios Torres, 30, who already has three DUI convictions. Torres, who is currently in jail, was suspected of intoxicated driving when the accident occurred. Burritt is suggesting that vehicles of all DUI offenders should have an ignition interlock device for a period of time to test blood alcohol levels, as is the case in other states. Currently, only those convicted of a DUI who blew a BAC of over .15 must use this device.

Many families unfortunately have to deal with emotional, physical, and financial hardships after losing a loved one in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. If you have experienced this in the Columbia area, the lawyers of the Goings Law Firm, LLC, may possibly help you reduce your burden by pursuing damage claims from negligent parties. Find out how we may work for you today by calling (803) 350-9230.