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This is a topic that hits home; I've lost four friends to drunk drivers, most recently two musicians in the Eugene Symphony. One of my closest friends recently got her 1st official DUII; unbelievably she talked her way out of her first. Also, I've spent time in 12-step meetings and have heard many a person required to attend meetings absolutely not care about what they potentially might have done. These folks in addition to my friend are focused one their inconvenience, not what might have happened. And I can't convince them otherwise. It's true, people are going to do what they do without thinking of the consequences until sadly they feel the impact of their actions. I doubt Jeremy would have changed his life around with a stiffer 1st time penalty. It's like smoking; collectively we KNOW it's wrong and potentially dangerous to others, it's nothing new. Honestly I'm not sure what the solution is other than cars that recognize the driver who then must breathe into a tube to test alcohol level in order to run. We'd all have to do it, and it would have to recognize cheaters. Would we be willing to do that? signed, brentwood darlington.
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