HERGOTT LAW - Mom's Impaired Driving Teaches Us a Lesson
Paul examines an impaired driving crash in Vernon that occurred in October 2014 and recently concluded in court. Lori Vance is a mother of 4 with an unblemished driving record and was known for making sure that others did not drive while impaired. She made the choice to drive after drinking at a bar one night, running a red light, killing Erin Smith and seriously injuring Lindsey Hauck. Ms. Vance was sentenced to 3 years in jail for causing the death and 1 year concurrent for causing the injury.
Paul suggests that it is time to implement Erin's Law requiring licensed establishments to prevent their patrons from getting into a vehicle and driving after consuming alcohol there.