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One Parent Battles the Social Drinkers of Missouri.

April 20, 1999
By: Lori Prichard
State Capital Bureau

Some lawmakers worry lowering the legal limit on blood alcohol levels will target the wrong group of people. Lori Prichard has details from Jefferson City.

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About 200 people, mostly school children, gathered on the capitol lawn to rally support for lowering the blood alcohol limit to .08.

It's the "Vote for Kim" rally. It has that name because Debbie Lundstrom lost her daughter Kim to a driver with a .08 blood alcohol level.

Lundstrom says lawmakers are the main critics of lowering the legal limit because they are social drinkers and worry they'll get caught.

Representative Jim O'Toole says it's easy to blame lawmakers.

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O'Toole also says "you can't legislate stupid." And, lowering the blood alcohol limit won't target the problem drinkers of Missouri.

In Jefferson City, I'm Lori Prichard.


Mother's Against Drunk Driving are rallying support for lowering the legal blood alcohol limit to .08. Lori Prichard is in Jefferson City.

It's the "Vote for Kim" rally. And, about 200 teachers, parents and school children came from around the state to support its cause.

The message. . .even three alcholic drinks in one hour can kill. Debbie Lundstrom knows. Her daughter Kim was killed by a driver with a .08 blood alcohol level.

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Critics argue lowering the legal limit doesn't target problem drinkers, but rather social drinkers. But, Lundstrom says her goal is to protect children and not social drinkers.

In Jefferson City, I'm Lori Prichard.