Lexington, SC (WLTX) - Around the Palmetto state law enforcement is cracking down on drunk drivers.
"Until this happens to you, it's something you can never describe," said Jon Humphrey.
Last December 17 year old Jonathan Humphrey was hit and killed by a drunk driver. Last week would have been his 18th birthday, his parents are still feeling the pain.
"Everyday we come here to the cemetery and this is what we have. Don't make your parents go through this."
Highway Patrol is teaming up with local law enforcement to crack down on drunk drivers and speeding.
Sergeant Derek Miller hopes added police presence will detour people from drinking and driving.
"Law enforcement is out and working hard trying to reduce the number of fatal collisions and alcohol related collisions that are happening county wide, statewide and in the city of Columbia," said Miller.
He says simply put, one life lost is one too many.
"We take is seriously when it comes to trying to save lives and reduce those fatal collisions."
Humphrey and his wife are spending their time working with MADD and other task forces to tell our state lawmakers to create tougher laws and put an end to people driving drunk.
"Think about what you are doing, when you are drinking give someone else the keys, take a cab home," said Humphrey.
He hopes that from people listening to his family's story... it will stop them from creating another tragedy for another family.
"Parents don't bury their children, children should bury their parents and that's the way it should be."