Feb 22, 2013 - GROUP WANTS MINIMUM FIVE-YEAR SENTENCE FOR IMPAIRED DRIVING CAUSING DEATH

Families for Justice meeting with MPs

A local victim’s rights group wants to beef up Canada’s impaired driving laws.

Families for Justice is meeting with Conservative MPs today.

Their demands are pretty straight-forward, according to Markita Kaulius, who speaks for the group.

“If someone is convicted of impaired driving causing a death — not just impaired driving — we’re asking for a five-year minimum mandatory sentence,” she explains.

They’re also asking the feds to redefine impaired driving causing death in the Criminal Code as “vehicular homicide.”

Kaulius, whose daughter was killed by an impaired driver two years ago, has spoken with dozens of people who have lost someone in a crash involving a drunk driver. She says they all feel the same way:


 

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