Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Parents calling for tougher South Dakota DUI laws

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
news Mitchell, 57301
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

PIERRE (AP) — The parents of a woman killed in crash near Pickstown are calling for tougher drunken driving laws in South Dakota.

Twenty-nine-year-old Ronald Fischer Jr., of Lake Andes, was allegedly driving drunk on July 8 in the Pickstown area when he failed to stop at a stop sign. Authorities say his vehicle went into a parking lot, where it struck and killed 25-year-old Maegan Spindler, of Cazenovia, N.Y., and 46-yearold Robert Klumb, of Pierre.

Advertisement
Advertisement
0 Talk about it

Fischer has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide and first-degree manslaughter charges. The Pierre Capital Journal reported Gregg and Susan Spindler met in late July with Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s legal counsel about reforming South Dakota’s drunken driving laws.

A spokesman for Daugaard says the governor is considering their proposals.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness