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Parents of son killed by drunk driver applaud tougher DWI law in Missouri

by Laurie Waters

KMOV.com

Posted on June 2, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Today Governor Jay Nixon signed tougher drunk driving legislation which stiffens penalties, improves tracking of multiple offenders, and emphasizes treatment.  Russell and Sandy Johnston were at that ceremony.  They wore t shirts with their son's picture.  They hope the new law prevents others from their pain.  Sandy emailed me the victim's impact statement she wrote about what they went through.  Here it is:

 

 

 

The driver got 20 years in prison.

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