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Indianapolis family hopes change drunken driving laws after death

Posted at 8:19 PM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 21:15:54-05

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis family grieving the loss of their loved one hopes to turn their heartache into an important warning for others.

Isaac Oldham, 18, was killed on Sept. 26 when an alleged drunken driver struck and killed him while he was riding his motorcycle, something his family says he was proud of.

"He wouldn't tell me how much he paid for it," Melanie Oldham, Isaac's mom, said. "But he paid cash his own money. He was really proud of that."

Isaac was riding near Shelbyville and Five Points roads when Sarah Storey, 39, allegedly ran a stop sign and hit him, according to court documents. She had a blood alcohol concentration of .175, more than twice the legal limit.

Now his family hopes to bring awareness to the impact drinking and driving has on so many families.

"I know there's nothing that's going to change how it affected us but to stop it from affecting other people is a big goal," Ezra Oldam, Isaac's brother, said.

The family is working with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to get better laws passed. They also hope to educate lawmakers on the impact drunken driving has on people.

From 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, the family is hosting a fundraiser at the Chick-fil-A on Southport Road.

The money raised will go to a memorial bench at the Kroger where he used to work and starting a scholarship in his name.

You can view more information on the fundraiser below:

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