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DUI checkpoint honors Franklin family

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Millie Webb's life changed forever when she and her family were hit by a drunk driver in 1971. Millie Webb's life changed forever when she and her family were hit by a drunk driver in 1971.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -

A sobriety checkpoint in Franklin Saturday night checked for impaired drivers and honored a Williamson County family.

The checkpoint was set up on Murfreesboro Road, less than half a mile from the site of a deadly crash in 1971 that left emotional scars on the Webb family.

Millie Webb's life changed forever on the August night in 1971.

Millie and her husband Roy were burned and badly injured when they were hit by a drunk driver.

Their four-year-old girl, Lori, later died.  Webb was also seven months pregnant at the time of the crash, and she gave birth prematurely to a baby girl who was born legally blind.

Since the accident, Millie has made it her mission to fight drunk driving.

As the former president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, she was instrumental in lowering the legal blood alcohol limit from .10 to .08.

Saturday was Franklin Police Department's first sobriety check point of the year.

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