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Grieving families wave signs in Nanakuli to fight drunk driving

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NANAKULI, Hawaii -

Four families, each touched by the tragedy of losing their sons to alleged drunken driving, waved signs to raise awareness and ask for justice in Nanakuli Friday.

Kaulana Werner was killed in a hit and run near his home in Nanakuli. 

Troy Kahooilihala Jr. was in the back seat of a car on Farrington Highway when that car was struck. The driver was allegedly drunk and speeding over 100 MPH.

Recently, Jonah Ragsdale and Daniel Mole were changing a tire on the side of the road when they were struck by a vehicle. The driver fled the scene. Now, their families are leaning on each other for support.

“Just to see this today with all these people and all the support and love it kind of eases the pain a little,” Kahooilihala Sr. said. 

Ed Werner, Kaulana’s father, is fighting to pass Kaulana's bill. The bill calls for stiffer penalties for those convicted of negligent homicide and failure to render aide. He says both of those crimes allow a maximum of 10 years imprisonment, but historically those convicted have served far less than that.

“When this bill goes through, it’s going to make a lot of guys think twice before getting behind the wheel,” said Werner. 

The families are urging people to drive with Aloha and to remember there's keiki on the road. 

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