Family Believes DUI Drug Penalties Need Tighter Guidlelines After Son Killed in Crash

Apr 26, 2019, 8:41 PM | Updated: 8:41 pm

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — Marty and Staci Stout say their 13-year-old son, Baylor was well-loved by the community around him, partly because of the person he was.

“I think the reason that he had so many good friends, is he was a good friend,” Marty Stout said. “He constantly thought about others, and how to make other people happy.”

The Stouts say Baylor was the most extroverted of their four sons. They say he looked out for others, and helped his friends make good choices.

“He was the first to stand up and say, ‘I don’t think we should do that. Let’s go do this instead,’” Staci Stout explained. “And since we’ve lost him, many of his friends are feeling that too, and we feel that he was that center for them. He was their compass.”

Baylor Stout Baylor Stout Accident scene in July Accident scene in July Baylor Stout's Parents


Baylor was killed last July, while he and his father were driving along highway 89, on the southeast end of Utah County. 31 year-old Kali Hardman veered into oncoming traffic, striking the Stout’s vehicle, head-on. Hardman has since pleaded guilty to driving without insurance, and driving with marijuana in the body and causing a death.

Staci Stout says that 2nd charge is a 3rd degree felony, because Utah laws don’t have specific guidelines for illegal drugs, in DUI cases.

“When a driver is pulled over for drugs, where’s the threshold?” Staci Stout said. “Is it a trace amount? Is it a large amount? What indicates that that person is driving impaired?”

The Stouts are hopeful that Utah lawmakers will hear their story, and make changes. They also share their story, in hopes that others will think twice before getting behind the wheel.

“She could have made a decision not to drive,” Marty Stout said. “If by raising awareness, we could prevent just one family from going through that, that would be worth it for us.”

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

A stream of water sprays over the building that is engulfed in flames....
Brooke Williams

Two-alarm fire at commercial building early Saturday under investigation

Two alarm fire at paving company is still being investigated.
13 hours ago
Follow @KSL_AlexCabrero...
Alex Cabrero

3 vacant house fires spark in one week in SLC’s Ballpark neighborhood

Community frustrated after three fires broke out at the same row of vacant homes in Salt Lake City's Ballpark neighborhood in just the past week.
2 days ago
Shara Park

Memorial set up for woman killed in Provo hit and run

Yellow ribbons lined a Holladay neighborhood Friday in support of a family who lost a loved one in a hit and run crash in Provo.
2 days ago
Michael Locklear

With so many kids sick, some Utah pharmacies run out of liquid Tylenol, ibuprofen

As parents deal with sick children, some are also facing another challenge. Some common medications can be hard to find, including liquid Tylenol and ibuprofen.
2 days ago
Mike Anderson

Hardware WMA sleigh rides return after two-year hiatus

For the first time in two years, sleigh rides up the Blacksmith Fork Canyon are back — where families can see herds of elk and get a winter meal.
2 days ago
Shop small to support local businesses...
Tamara Vaifanua

How shopping small this holiday season makes a big impact at local stores

There’s a big push this holiday season to shop small, as in small business. The locally owned, Tutoring Toy, right off Foothill Boulevard in Salt Lake City, has a lot to offer.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 reasons you may want to consider apartment life over owning a home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to choose what MBA program is right for you: Take this quiz before you apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Diverse Group of Energetic Professionals Team Meeting in Modern Office: Brainstorming IT Programmer...
Les Olson

Don’t let a ransomware attack get you down | Protect your workplace today with cyber insurance

Business owners and operators should be on guard to protect their workplace. Cyber insurance can protect you from online attacks.
Hand turning a thermostat knob to increase savings by decreasing energy consumption. Composite imag...
Lighting Design

5 Lighting Tips to Save Energy and Money in Your Home

Advances in lighting technology make it easier to use smart features to cut costs. Read for tips to save energy by using different lighting strategies in your home.
Portrait of smiling practitioner with multi-ethnic senior people...
Summit Vista

How retirement communities help with healthy aging

There are many benefits that retirement communities contribute to healthy aging. Learn more about how it can enhance your life, or the life of your loved ones.
Family Believes DUI Drug Penalties Need Tighter Guidlelines After Son Killed in Crash