TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jan 2, 2015

A personal tragedy inspired Rep. Bud Hulsey to push for stiffer penalties for people who kill someone while driving impaired, WCYB reports. Hulsey’s friend and former state Rep. Mike Locke died in June when he was hit by a man charged with drunk driving along Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. According to Hulsey, the sentence for vehicular homicide while impaired is 3-12 years. He wants to consider a fixed sentence with a specific amount of time served for those who kill someone while driving impaired.