Harsher Sentencing For DUI Related Vehicular Homicide

Harsher Sentencing For DUI Related Vehicular Homicide

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Lydia Dimmitt started this petition to Washington state voters and

Currently in WA State the highest sentence for vehicular homicide caused by driving under the influence is 12 years. We are petitioning to raise the maximum sentence for this crime to 20+ years in prison. 

My 17 year old son Quinnton Michael Dimmitt was killed on April 25th, 2014 by a drunk & high driver. Miguel Angel Argueta was driving on 84th & Waller in WA State around 7am, going 94 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. Miguel swerved into oncoming traffic resulting in the death of my son. The highest sentence the Superior Court Judge Frank Cuthbertson could give him for his crime was 12 years. My son lost his life that day due to the fatal decisions Miguel made. 

Someone who deliberately gets behind the wheel of a vehicle and drives after making the decision to get high and drunk, is equivalent to someone playing Russian roulette with others lives.

Miguel choosing to drive drunk and high resulted in killing my son. He caused my family to live a life sentence without Quinnton, while he could be out of prison as soon as 2022 for good behavior. 

Miguel should have to serve a longer sentence  than 12 years, having made a life altering decision. Even though we cannot change the past, we do wish to change the future. 

Our petition is requesting a stricter sentence in WA State for vehicle homicide involving a drunk/high driver. Please add your name below to show your support. No one should have to lose a loved one due to the selfish decisions of others. Enforcing a higher sentence will provide solace for the victims of DUI related crashes. We hope that it will also make people think twice before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influence. 

Driving under the influence is a choice, not an accident.

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