A grieving mother is out to make sure the drunk driver who killed her son
doesn't get out of prison early.
"He was my first born and
only son," said Martha Miller. Two years ago Miller's 39-year-old son
Calvin was hit and killed by a drunk driver. Police arrested Timothy Rush
who registered a .13 blood alcohol content.
Investigators said Rush had
been texting friends from a bar to come join him on the binge. A receipt
showed he had 17 rum and cokes before driving off in his car. His friends
had tried to stop him, but he refused.
"He just did what he
wanted to do that night," said Bill Lamberth, the assistant D-A at the
Rush pleaded guilty and was
sentenced to ten years in prison. But this week he came up for parole
barely two years into the sentence.
The Miller family is sick of
seeing drunk drivers like Rush who kill people trying to get out of prison
early. They attended Rush's parole hearing.
"Ma'am, he just hasn't
done enough time ... not enough," said Martha Miller. Her husband
Calvin Sr. said it's hard to believe he's arguing to keep his son's killer
behind bars so soon after the sentence ... and it's difficult having to relive
"Right now it's just too
soon. I hate coming back and hearing the same thing about what happened.
Oh Lord help me," said Calvin Miller Sr. who broke into tears.
The one parole officer
presiding over the hearing voted to deny parole. The remaining five
members will review the file and vote next month. Four no votes deny the