Mother urges drivers to never drink and drive

It was the middle of the night in 2006 when Debra Vasquez was awakened by the heart-wrenching phone call informing her that her 16-year-old daughter, Erica, and 5-year-old nephew, Elias, had been killed by a drunk driver.

It was later revealed the drunk driver had two prior DWIs. To read the rest of this story, see the December 27 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.