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sgxnk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:13 AM
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4. for pete's sake
first of all, the problem (criminally) is not addiction

it's drunk driving

i could give a rat's a** what drugs somebody chooses to take as long as they don't endanger others. i'm pretty libertarian in that respect

but addiction to alcohol does not make you get behind the wheel and drive

and especially after ELEVEN previous DUI's (or 12 or whatever) this guy should be SEVERELY punished

DUI, especially repeat DUI is not a petty crime. it is a violent crime and one that results in countless deaths, and massive misery and sorrow

i have seen the carnage first hand

i strongly support deferred prosecutions for first time offenders. DUI drivers deserve a second chance

NO DUI driver deserves a 12th chance

many states (rightly so imo) make habitual DUI a felony

good for them

unfortunately, too many do not

driving is a privilege, not a right. choosing to drive after drinking, and MULTIPLE convictions should mean that privilege is revoked for life, and that person must be severely punished imo

for pete's sake. "petty crime"



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