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Family of a victim speaks, condemns DUI, desires justice

Andrea Albright and her family will never forget March 31st of 2006.

That's the night Andrea's brother Allen Hurst, and a friend were killed by a drunk driver.

Allen's son Brody was 6 weeks old at the time.  

"My family has to sit and raise my brothers child and tell him about his father with pictures, because this guy wanted to drink and drive," says Albright. 

26 year old Eric Benefield was originally charged with DUI.

Now, a year and two months later, he faces two counts of murder and two counts of manslaughter.  

"It's unfair that we were suffering and this guy was just living his normal life, and we're waiting to hear that justice has been served and trying to make it through this hard time."

Tuesday afternoon Benefield was arrested and booked in the Dekalb County Jail on a $25,000 bond and released.

Andrea was excited to hear of Benefield's arrest, but now her worries lie with his bonding out.  

"We'll never get my brother back and I feel like its totally unfair if he can walk the streets again and my brother can't, and I just want justice for my brother."

Benefield's arraignment is scheduled for Thursday at 9 a.m.

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