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January 15, 2013

TX parents lobby for tougher DUI laws in ND



The state officials advocated that and other changes to state DUI laws at a news conference last month in West Fargo that featured an enlarged image of a 1-½-year-old girl who had been killed along with her parents by a drunken driver the same month the Ruiz boys died.

The brothers had traveled from their home in El Paso, Texas, to visit their father, who was working in the western North Dakota oil patch. Juan Ruiz said he and his wife, Sandy Hernandez, plan to stay in North Dakota. He will work for a Newburg-area farmer who had hired him for some field work before the tragedy and befriended the family in its aftermath.

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