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By Jeff Pack
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DUI Terminator Team taking root

 

Last updated 7/19/2019 at 12:45am

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Murrieta resident Karen Kools talks to the audience at the first emergency community DUI meeting, June 13. She is one of the organizers of DUI Terminator Team, a group dedicated to ending impaired driving.

Karen Kools was inspired to take action when southwest Riverside County was hit hard in early June by the tragedy associated with multiple deaths attributed to driving under the influence.

But for Kools, the six people killed within the past eight months in the region, wasn't her first experience with DUI death.

The Murrieta resident saw the devastating effects firsthand when she came upon the scene of a head-on accident caused by a driver who was under the influence of drugs in French Valley in 2017.

The death of Murrieta resident Joan Lehmer had a deeply emotional effect on Kools, one t...



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