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Help save lives from drunk driving crashes.
  • Petitioned State of Kentucky, Judges, and Officials

This petition was delivered to:

State of Kentucky, Judges, and Officials
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate

Help save lives from drunk driving crashes.

    1. Brenda Holinde
    2. Petition by

      Brenda Holinde

      Bowling Green, KY

Four years ago, my nephew Robert Bickett, 25 years old,  was killed by a drunk driver and the choices he made one night. This person knew he was intoxicated, willingly ignored his prior 3 DUI arrest, and chose to drive anyway taking Robert's life and endangering others. Since then I have learned of the ignition interlock system and how many states surrounding ours have already been using them. Kentucky is allowed to use this technology but most courts and officials have chosen not to. I truly believe that if this device was used, Robert could still be with our family. Please sign this petition in efforts to encourage our courts, judges, and officials to start using the ignition interlock system and more consistently. This will help save lives and help someone from ruining their own. Isn't one life at least worth this effort?

Ignition Interlock: can monitor for alcohol use and for house arrest. Used as house arrest can save the state and tax payers at least $30 or more a day per person in jail. Advanced ignition interlock technology allows for real-time monitoring, has camera, and GPS. The cost is $4 a day. If one person spends a minimum of $30 on one night out, a minimum of 4 times a month that is $120! This does not include the other days in the month. The Ignition interlock system does not have to restrict a person solely from drinking alcohol unless ordered to do so and can be monitored in real time. The ignition interlock is a tool that is designed to do just what we are sending the police out to do time after time to round up drunk drivers off the roads. The whole purpose of the police force, the laws, the penalties, the jail time, the fines is to get people to stop driving drunk and keep them off of the roads. The ignition interlock when used does not take anything away from that person. They can still go to work and function just as normal, they can keep their license, therefore not be in jeopardy of losing their insurance. The only thing it prevents them from is if they drink alcohol right before they try to drive, their car won’t start…that is it.

Thank you for taking the time to do this. The life you save may be your own or someone you know or love.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Robert's petition is currently up to 285 total 379 with written ones.

      Brenda Holinde
      Petition Organizer

      Please help continue sharing this petition. So many that weren't aware of this problem is now learning and want something to be done. We can't wait until more people die to do something. Drunk driving is a real problem families are facing on a daily basis and demands attention! A very sincere thank you to all that have signed and are continueing to pass on for more signatures. Robert's petition will be given to the State Representatives in effort to get the Senate to here this bill to make it into law. In the past the Senate has refused to hear this bill and that makes absolutley no sense. We need to send a message to the Senate that this is not about special interest it is a matter of life and death. This will not bring back our lost loved one's but this is for those of us that are still alive....for now. Please drive safe and help spread this message. Prayer of peace to familes who are still grieving a loss of a loved one.
      ~Hopeful,
      Brenda Holinde
      Robert Bickett's aunt

    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. Since Tuesday June 12th, Robert's on line petition has 236 signatures.

      Brenda Holinde
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for your continued support in this very important cause. I share in the sadness of loosing someone who is loved. Drunk Driving should not be allowed to become acceptable or accepted as just another sensless crime. This way of thinking will only lead to more lives being taken. I pray for those who were lost, for those who's lives have been ruined, for those of us who are still living. Please continue to help spread awarness and Thank you again for making an effort. It can save lives. Please review and share this link with as many as possible.

    4. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Lindsay Phillips MORRO BAY, CA
      • 11 months ago

      I was hit by a drunk driver as well. This was his 5th DUI. I believe if he had this device, my collision could have been prevented as well.

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    • Kelli Foster BIG STONE GAP, VA
      • about 1 year ago

      My father was killed by a drunk driver when I was six and that was back in 1991. The drunk driver only received minimal jail time. My heart goes out to those that has lost their loved ones this way. There needs to be stricter laws and murder is murder and that to me deserves the death penalty. Why should we tax payers pay to take care of murderers. I hope this petition gets many signatures. My heart goes out to those involved and that has been victims of these horrible tragedies.

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    • Suzanne Guyer OWENSBORO, KY
      • about 1 year ago

      My daughter's ex-husband has an alcohol problem and had 2 DUI's. we learned he had picked up the kids at school and day care while drunk. We were fortunate he made it home safely each time.

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    • David Abney DAVISON, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      I lost my Daughter 4 years ago due to a drunk driver. she was only 15

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    • REBECCA CLINT FLINT, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      WE NEED MORE RIGHT ON DRUNK DRIVING AFENDERS

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