Mothers join together to try to end shock probation

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by WHAS11

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Posted on March 12, 2014 at 11:46 PM

(WHAS11)—Two mothers get together every year, not just because of their friendship, but because of a shared mission in the Kentucky legislature.

Debbie Moskwa and Carolyn Sharf both lost children to drunk driving. Moskwa’s son, Ricky, was killed by a drunk driver back in 2002 at the age of 24, while Sharf’s 17-year-old daughter lost her life in 1985.

Both drunk drivers who killed Moskwa and Sharf’s children served their time in jail and got out on shock probation.

Shock probation is when someone serves at least 30 days in prison, then the judge decides to suspend the sentence in favor of probation.

The two are working with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the legislature to pass House Bill 347. The bill prohibits shock probation once a person is convicted of second degree manslaughter or reckless homicide and is found guilty of driving under the influence.

Moskwa and Sharf have tried before, this term will make their eighth try, but they will not give up, because of their kids.
 

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