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At panel, DWIs see the cost to victims

6 times a year, dozens of convicted drivers are sentenced to listen

Kathleen Brooks, of Colonie, holds a photograph of her daughter, Vicki Spiezio, who was 13 when she was killed by a drunken driver in 1986.
Kathleen Brooks, of Colonie, holds a photograph of her daughter, Vicki Spiezio, who was 13 when she was killed by a drunken driver in 1986.
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Kathleen Brooks tried to get her message across in a straightforward manner, a message about the horror one person can cause by getting behind the wheel drunk. Brooks’ story was her own, the story of how her 13-year-old daughter was struck and mortally wounded by a drunken driver in Colonie in 1986. “I just wanted to lay my head on her chest,” Brooks told an audience last week in a Schenectady County Community College lecture ...


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