Danville dad pushing prescription drug tax measure

November 23, 2011 10:32:48 AM PST
A Danville father whose two children were killed when a drunk driver was high on pain killers ran them down is pushing for a ballot measure to tax prescription drugs.

The state secretary of state has cleared Robert Pack to get enough signatures to put it on a ballot. Pack's 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter were killed in 2003. The measure would impose a quarter-cent-per-pill tax and that money would go to fund the state's drug-tracking system.

The driver is serving 30 years to life in prison for second-degree murder.