The widow of a man killed by a suspected drunk driver tells Eyewitness News she has a plan to make sure justice is served.
Judy Dahm said she found out her husband of 27 years, Leslie, was killed Thursday night when a police officer showed up at her door.
"I felt like a military wife," she said. "As soon as I opened the door, I knew."
Police said Steven Johnson was impaired and speeding when he crashed into Dahm's SUV at Brookshire Boulevard and Interstate 85 around 8 p.m. The SUV was thrown 400 feet into a sign. Johnson's car then went into oncoming traffic and hit two others. Both of those drivers are OK.
Dahm died at the scene.
"This guy didn't take just one life," Judy Dahm said. "He pretty much finished mine off."
Eyewitness News learned Johnson had been arrested just hours before the crash, around 3 a.m., accused of having drug paraphernalia. He bonded out of jail.
Now, the grieving widow said she will be at Johnson's court appearances, pushing for a harsh punishment.
"I plan on going to court. I hope that he realizes he actually killed somebody...my best friend,” she said.
When Eyewitness News checked on Thursday afternoon, Johnson was still at Presbyterian Hospital listed in fair condition. When he is released, he will face a number of charges, including DWI, driving with a revoked license, reckless driving and involuntary manslaughter.