Jul 01, 2012 - PARENTS OF DRIVING DEATH VICTIM COLLECT SIGNATURES TO CHANGE IMPAIRED DRIVING LAWS

Family for Justice Rally 7

Kassandra Kaulius was killed when her car was hit by an alleged drunk driver in May of last year.

The 22-year-old was a University of the Fraser Valley student and talented rep A softball player.

The alleged drunk driver – 34-year-old Natasha Leigh Warren of Surrey – was reported fleeing the scene, but was arrested a short time later.

In April, Warren was charged with dangerous driving causing death, impaired driving causing death, causing an accident resulting in death and failure to stop at an accident causing bodily harm. She was later released on bail.

Today, Kassandra’s parents were in Langley’s McLeod Park for Canada Day celebrations, asking people to sign a petition that would see Canadian impaired driving laws change.

The Kaulius family is part of “Families for Justice” group that consists of 30 families whose lives have been impacted by drunk drivers in one way or another.

The group wants to see a mandatory minimum sentence for impaired driving causing death. They also want the Criminal Code of Canada to be changed to redefine the offence of impaired driving causing death as vehicular manslaughter.

Over 5,000 signatures have been collected so far, but the group hopes to collect ten times that amount, before they can send the petition off to Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

To access “Families for Justice” Facebook page, go here.

See the petition below:

Petition for Tougher Sentencing- Revised 2012

Contact Dawn for information on how you can also sign the petition.

Anyone on the southside of Edmonton can contact Diane for any information on this petition.

For information and how you can sign the petition in the Airdrie and Calgary area please contact Melissa.

Source: Global News BC

 

 

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