|4 of 6||<< First||< Previous||Next >||Last >>||Back to gallery|
Angel Martinez's sister-in-law, Esperanza Morales-Rodriguez, and his niece, Yulida, were out for a walk when an alleged repeat drunk driver jumped the curb and plowed into them just a year this month in Livermore. Morales-Rodriguez was 46 and Yulida was just 14 months old. The two had been taking a stroll during a family gathering to celebrate a First Communion. After striking them at speeds estimated from 75 to 99 mph by authorities, the car slammed into the rear of of a family member's apartment and injured two children who were playing on a patio.
"No family should have to endure this," Martinez said at the news conference in the Capitol. "No one should have to ask why our laws did not protect our family members from a convicted drunk driver who made the disastrous decision to drive drunk again. Ignition interlocks are a way to prevent people from driving drunk."
View more photos of the SB 1046 news conference in this photo gallery, and see the news conference video by clicking here. – State Capitol, May 23, 2016