Those are some curious comments, I'm probably in more agreement with you than disagreement but I'd like to hear more (from anyone with the same perspective). There is plenty of stuff in regards to DUI's that is very questionable (IE: check points and the legal validity as in probably cause etc...) but the opposite ends of the DUI spectrum in killing somebody or making it home fine seems an almost unreasonably extreme segway.And Ricky, the point is Rey didn't hurt anyonme but himself. Oh, sure, he COULD have. What other set of laws prejudges with penalties thousands if not millions based on what they COULD do other than restrictivegun ownership laws and baseless DUI laws?
Kill someone driving drunk, then you comitted a crime. If you can get home OK, it shoudln't be illegal. Rey should be charged with a failure to control accident. The rest is trumped up morality that nakes law enforcemnt and lawyers billions.
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I'm not strating personal fights no more. Just 1st Ammedning my peace.
I don't want to get into it too much until I hear you elaborate more but just to touch the surface...driving is not necessarily an inherent right granted to us by the Constitution (I'm sure there is an argument out there somewhere stating how it could be). However it is a right once you meet the legal qualifications required to operate a motor vehicle, agreed? Having said that would you not think other cars on the road have a right to travel in relative peace and safety with some protections from the law providing some level of assurance that somebody else won't take them out for reasons of the fact they were not coherent enough to safely operate a car? I personally look at this a lot like you do, until I think to myself, how do you say (exactly what you said) to parents that lost a child due to a drunk driver (or a child losing a parent etc).
FTR, I (like a good number of people here) am not innocent of driving while drunk. While no excuse I had my DD days in my early 20's. The things I did in my car, regardless of sober or drunk, definitely warranted my losing my driving privileges for years. 19 yr old kids should not have cars with 500HP without a dad around, no way no how, speaking from 1st hand experience.