Gov. Jay Nixon is getting tough on driving drunk, throwing his support behind a host of sweeping changes meant to target repeat offenders.
The legislative package boosts penalties for offenders with higher blood-alcohol levels and is designed crack down on repeat drunk drivers.
No legislation will bring Kim Kinnaird's son back. But her story is just one of many that could help change a flawed system.
Authorities believe a drunk driver plowed into 20-year-old Daniel Kinnaird on Highway 60 on November 3rd. The crash landed him in critical condition.
His mother held onto hope, but six days later, Kinnaird was dead.
"I tell people, when people ask me, I say it's like going to hell and back," said Kinnaird.