Breathalyzers in every new vehicle?
WASHINGTON, D.C. - According to FOX2 in Detroit, congresswoman Debbie Dingel is urging for breathalyzers to be put in all new cars.
The legislation is in honor of the family, who was driving home from a vacation in Florida when another driver collided head on with their vehicle. The bill is being called the Abbas Stop Drunk Driving Act.
A suspected drunken driver heading the wrong way on Interstate 75 in Kentucky struck a vehicle carrying five members of the Abbas family from the Detroit area early Sunday, killing all six people, authorities said.
A coroner's statement identified the family members as Issam Abbas, 42 and Rima Abbas, 38, along with their children, a boy Ali Abbas, 14; and girls Isabella Abbas, 13, and Giselle Abbas, 7.
The driver of the white pickup was identified as 41-year-old Joey Lee Bailey of Georgetown. The coroner's statement says authorities believe Bailey was driving under the influence and that toxicology tests were planned. The interstate was shut for hours as the accident investigation opened.
According to FOX2, Dingel said Congress has never had the will to "take on" drunk driving, but she wants to change that now. She said she'll be introducing the legislation soon in memory of the family.