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Father of woman killed by driver with suspended license wants stricter sentences for repeat offenders

The father of a 20-year-old woman killed by a driver operating with a suspended license is pushing for drivers with a history of suspensions to receive harsher sentences, according to The Boston Globe.

Marc Cremer’s daughter Haley was struck and killed while out jogging in June 2014. The driver, Jeffrey Bickoff, was driving with a suspended license. Cremer will testify today on Beacon Hill in support of legislation that would allow judges to gradually increase sentencing for drivers that repeatedly drive with suspended licenses.

“There needs to be proper penalties to go along with this crime,’’ Cremer told the Globe. “This is a good bill that clearly addresses a gap that needs to be closed. We need to target people who blatantly disregard the law. We are endeavoring to take people off the road who are a risk to others.”

In the time since his daughter’s death, Cremer has also actively supported legislative change involving information sharing between local police departments and the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

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