Students March in Support of Stronger DWI Legislation

Nearly all of Prep’s 230 upper school students joined other Santa Fe teens at the Roundhouse today in support of stronger DWI legislation.  The DWI Day activities included a press conference, with Prep senior Maria Ashkin speaking about losing classmates Kate Klein and Alyssa Trouw last summer to an alleged drunk driver.  Students then observed a minute of silence and completed a “March of Sorrow” through the Capitol building in remembrance of their friends and other DWI victims.

State Senator Peter Wirth, a Prep alum and current parent, has introduced three bills designed to strengthen current DWI laws so that offenders serve their jail time, are sentenced under the DWI statute, and are considered felons with a third offense.