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The regular readers of my blog know how much I hate DWI with a passion (and rightly so). So tonight I was catching up on my local news via our daily paper when I was reading the Traffic Column when I read this:
A first-time DWI conviction gets you a mandatory ignition interlock for one year— that runs around $1,000— plus it can carry a $500 fine, along with $500 in fees and up to 90 days in jail.
    Aside from not getting caught, those fines are the best-case scenarios. The worst-case make the front page with all too much regularity.
There are two things I see in this. First off I think the sentence for a 1st time DWI are way too low. What the hell is up with this "up to 90 days in jail". Why the hell dont we start at 90 days in jail and go from there?

Second is that she (the writer) is right, in that the "worst-case make the front page with all too much regularity". All too offen here we see on the front page of the paper that a crash involving a drunk person has wipped out a whole family. It happens here a lot more offen then you think and really a lot more then it ever should.

It just pisses me off that people think they can drive when they have had too much to drink.

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