Father Uses Social Media to Help Get DWI Bill Passed

EDEN, N.C. – They were supposed to make fried green tomatoes.

But instead, early the morning of July 21, 2012, Kevin London got a knock at the door from a State Trooper he knew. The officer came to tell him his daughters, Meredith, 19, and Taylor, 23, were killed in a car crash. The driver was the sisters' friend and authorities say she was drunk.

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"It was the classic, what you always hear, the doorbell ring, and knock at the door," explained London.

"But to see them standing there, I can't describe the... I just can't describe the feeling."

Two years later, London is an advocate for the national organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and is working for policy change in North Carolina.

On Wednesday, London shared a video with state lawmakers, urging them to pass legislation requiring ignition interlock for all convicted drunk drivers. Currently, state law only requires interlock devices for people who refuse breath tests, repeat drunk drivers, and first-time offenders with a blood alcohol concentration of .15 or greater.

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"The plans we had the next day of cooking fried green tomatoes, and the weekend beach trip the following week, never happened," London tells lawmakers in the video.

He goes on to plead, "North Carolina needs to pass lifesaving legislation to ensure that innocent people like Taylor and Meredith and many others, are not killed."

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WATCH:London's Message for Lawmakers


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