Supporters of Kevin's Law head to Harrisburg

Published 06/30 2014 12:43PM

Updated 06/30 2014 12:46PM

Dozens of people push for stricter hit and run penalties in light of a 5-year-old Luzerne County boy killed by a hit and run driver. Caroline Miller says she is on a mission to make sure that other families do not suffer the pain she and her family are right now enduring. Her five year old son Kevin was hit and killed as he crossed a Wilkes-Barre street just days before Christmas in 2012. The hit and run driver Thomas Letteer Junior of Plains Township pleaded guilty in the case and was sentenced to two to five years in prison. U

nder current Pennsylvania law he could have been sentenced to only one year in prison. Prosecutors believe he was drunk when he hit and killed Miller but he fled the scene and it could not be proven. Letteer would have faced a minimum of three years in prison had he stopped and D.U.I could have been established.

Miller said, "I was in shock when I was sitting in the Wilkes-Barre Police station two days after my son was killed and I was told that when the individual is found he could spend only one year in prison. I was sick to my stomach."  Miller is pushing for the passage of what she calls Kevin's Law which would mandate a mandatory minimum three years in prison for all drivers who flee the scene.  

Miller and her friend Darla Carey organized the bus trip to Harrisburg Monday, June 30.  Darla Carey says a Facebook page entitled "Supporters of Kevin's Law" has garnered a lot of attention and has more information about the case and law.

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