In July 2007, Susan Brandes, 53, of South Windsor, was on a sailboat on the Connecticut River when she died in a crash. The driver of the boat was accused of being drunk and sentenced to four years in prison.
On Monday, Mothers Against Driving will be testifying on behalf of a bill they hope will end the behavior that killed Brandes and strengthen criminal penalties for operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol.
The Senate Bill 272 " An Act Concerning Drunk Boating."
Prosecutors say Seige was drunk when he fell off his boat and it continued along the Connecticut River off Old Saybrook, slicing through a sailboat and killing Brandes.