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Petition Background (Preamble):
This woman who was driving under the influence knew she was not to drive, was given previous citations earlier that day for careless driving and told by a state police officer not to drive but she did so anyways. Her careless disregard for the law and the safety of other people ended the life of a 16 year old girl that day who had her whole life ahead of her.
If convicted she only faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 3 years or maximum of 10 years. A small price to pay for taking the entire life away from an innocent person.
For this reason we feel that there needs to be stricter punishments in cases involving homicide while DUI/DWI.
We believe that the minimum sentences that are now in place are inappropriate in comparison to the crime. We believe that when a person is found guilty of this crime that the minimum sentence should be at least 25 years to life. A life for a life.
The Lena's Law petition to United States Senate Law & Justice Committee was written by Crystal Benedict and is in the category Justice at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: homicide, angalena, robinson, fatal, crash, dui, accident, tomstown rd.