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Hearing set for shock probation concerning fatal DUI crashes

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FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - Hearings will be held Thursday on the bill that would prohibit shock probation on convictions for killing while driving under the influence.

Shock probation gives a judge the power to decide whether an offender should be released from their prison sentence. Two mothers pushing for the bill are Debbie Moskwa and Carolyn Scharf.

Moskwa's son was killed in a DUI crash and Scharf lost her daughter Anne.

"At least three cars could go across but the 19-year-old drunk driver was coming toward Big Rock and Anne was a passenger in a little Karmann Ghia," Carolyn Scharf said in a previous interview with WAVE 3 about of her daughter's November 14, 1985 death. "Her whole upper torso was just mutilated in the crash, the head on crash. They are wanting to say that killing somebody while driving drunk is not a violent crime, but I would suggest that they read my child's autopsy to find out how violent her death was."

The two mothers said they have pushed for lawmakers to make DUI offenders who have killed someone ineligible to be let out of their sentences early under shock probation.

Thursday, Rep. Julie Raque Adams of Jefferson County will testify.

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