Grieving Family Wants tougher Drunk Driving Laws

The family of a Kenosha woman who was killed by an alleged drunk driver wants tougher laws against bars and taverns who over serve their patrons. The family of Dujana Latshaw is asking state legislators for what’s called Dram Shop laws which would allow families and victims of drunk drivers to go after the establishments that over served them. Latshaw was killed on New Year’s Day when a truck allegedly driven by 38 year old Christopher Thayer crossed the center line at struck her car head on. Thayer reportedly had several drinks at a Kenosha bar before the crash. The police reports state that a bartender at the establishment offered to get Thayer a ride home but he refused. Latshaw’s family told Today’s TMJ 4 that the law would make bars feel more obligated to not let a similar incident happen again. Right now the state has a similar law in which bars could be held liable if they served alcohol to minors who are then involved in a crash. However 30 states-including Illinois-have stricter laws which would apply to adults who are over served. Thayer faces two felony charges in the case and is due back in court in April.

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