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Mother Pushes To Make Vehicular Homicide A Law

A southern Kentucky mother who lost her daughter at the hands of a drunk driver is fighting for a new law.

Brittany Shoap died in a drunk driving accident in 2005.

Ryan West, the man behind the wheel, is now serving time for manslaughter.

Shoap's mother wants Kentucky to make vehicular homicide a law.

Right now a person can only be charged with murder or manslaughter.

Bastin is working with mothers against drunk driving to change that.

Bastin also wants anyone convicted of a DUI to have to use a breathalizer device before starting a car.


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