On Thursday, the Hawaii Paroling Authority revoked the parole for 50-year-old Kenneth Leigh, keeping him behind bars, at least for a while.
By the 1980s, Leigh already had several convictions for drunken driving on the mainland.
While living on Kauai in February of 1994, a drunk and speeding Leigh struck a telephone pole on Kuhio Highway and killed two passengers in his car.
He was convicted on several charges, including negligent homicide, and sentenced to 25 years.
"The guy who hit me he was a repeat offender," State Rep. Sharon Har told KITV 4’s Lara Yamada.
Har said the driver smashed her car and sparked her drive to enact stricter laws in Hawaii for drunken drivers.
"Unfortunately in Hawaii, chronic drunk driving is a serious problem that's making it unsafe for our roads and our communities. In 2008, we passed the ignition interlock law and put together a task force," she said.
The ignition interlock system keeps a car from starting if a person blows more than a .02, and a driver must keep testing every few minutes to ensure they stay sober.
Har said since the law went into effect in 2011 the system has prohibited 6292 vehicle starts.
By the end of 2011, that included at least 466 drivers whose blood alcohol level was over twice the legal limit, and 70 drivers with over three times the legal limit.
By 2007, Leigh had been paroled in Maryland under his parent's care.
Last year, he was convicted yet again.
Just the kind of person Sharon Har hopes her efforts will keep off the road.
"So we're able to track this information, which I think is clearly in the best interest of the state as well as all of our citizens," she said.
The newly enacted Justice Reinvestment Act will give Leigh another shot at parole in just a few months.
Under Act 139, convicts who have violated their parole for the first time, and who have a job and residence set up, qualify apply to get out of prison early.
Leigh goes before the parole board again in December.