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Mother of DUI victim pleads for sober driving this NYE

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A Southern Arizona mother whose life was turned upside down by a drunk driver is pleading for the public to drive sober this New Year’s holiday.

Amy Hill was riding her motorcycle on May 2nd, 2015, when she was hit by a drunk driver on Sahuarita Road. She died from her injuries in the hospital a few months later.

Hill’s mother, Lyn Brown, struggles with the devastating loss every day.

“I never drive down Sahuarita Road that I don't think about my daughter lying in that dirt and leaving her blood on the desert,” said Brown.

The driver of the car, Scott Woodington, had five previous DUI convictions on his record. He was sentenced to 37 year in prison for the crash in 2017. He was already serving 11 years for another DUI charge.

Brown said she know his family is suffering also.

“It's not just one person. It's not just the person doing the driving and the person that gets hit. It's their families that suffer for all of this,” she said.

Brown’s message for drivers this New Year’s holiday is simple, and it’s one she hopes people will follow year round.

“Don't drink and drive. Take a minute and think about what you're doing. Think about whether you love your family or yourself more,” she said. “Think about your family and your friends.”

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