FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A bill to stop shock probation for drunk drivers who have killed someone was heard before a joint committe Thursday.
The bill sponsored by Louisville state Representative Julie Raque Adams is looking to amend current state law to prevent anyone convicted of a drunk driving offense that killed someone from getting shock probation.
A legislative committee heard the testemony of Debbie Moskwa, who lost her son in an accident caused by drunk driving. Moskwa told the members the man who killed her son was sentenced to 13 years in prison but was released to shock probation after just eight months. She says she lives the pain of not having her son and the horror of knowing the person responsible for his death was given shcok probation so quickly.