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Mark calls for Parliamentary debate on drink driving laws after 100,000 strong petition

Mark Williams, Member of Parliament for Ceredigion, has called for a debate in Parliament following a petition to strengthen sentencing for drink drivers by the family of Miriam Briddon, who was tragically killed by a drink driver in 2014, received over 100,000 signatures.

Mark said “Following the tragic death of my 21-year-old constituent Miriam Briddon at the hands of a drink-driver in March 2014, her family committed themselves to campaigning for the reform of drink-driving sentencing guidelines and policy. That recently culminated in the presentation of a 100,000-strong petition to Downing Street.

“I welcome the news that the Government plans to hold a review into driving offences and penalties for those who kill or cause serious injury on the roads, as do many of the families of those who have lost their lives to drink drivers.

“However, I believe it is important that Members of Parliament have the opportunity to debate this issue and to put the concerns of their constituents directly to the Minister to ensure this review leads to real change, and I will continue to do everything I can to ensure that the Government takes action.”

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