DUI checkpoint dedicated to family devastated by impaired driver

DUI checkpoint dedicated to family devastated by impaired driver (Image 1)
DUI checkpoint dedicated to family devastated by impaired driver (Image 1)

Franklin's first DUI checkpoint of 2012 will be in honor of a Mid-State family whose lives were dramatically affected by an impaired driver more than 30-years ago.

In 1971, Williamson County resident Millie Webb was driving home when a drunk driver struck her vehicle, killing her four-year-old daughter and 19-month-old nephew in a fiery crash.

At the time of the accident, Webb was seven months pregnant and sustained burns over 75% of her body and a broken neck. Webb's infant was born premature and legally blind.

“In a matter of seconds, our lives were changed forever,” Webb said.

The first checkpoint of the year will be conducted on Saturday on Murfreesboro Road, near Clovercroft, which is less than a half mile from the location of the Webb's accident.

The checkpoint is scheduled to begin at 9:45 p.m.

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