Liam Kowal, the 15-month-old son of MMA fighter Marcus Kowal and Mishel Eder, died last week after an alleged drunk driver hit the toddler in a Hawthorne crosswalk. One day after the accident, doctors declared Liam brain dead, at which point Kowal and Eder decided to take the boy off life support so that his organs could be donated.
Getting pulled over is rarely a pleasant experience, and if you have been drinking it can be terrifying as well as having lasting consequences. Driving under the influence is always a bad decision, but unfortunately still occurs - the 2015 Annual Report of the California DUI Management Information System reported 160,388 DUI arrests in 2013 and over the last ten years has consistently maintained an arrest rate around 70-80%. California has extremely strict penalties for DUI offenses, so if you find yourself in this situation it may help to understand what rights you have.