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DWI statistics mask severity of problem, so toughen the law

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DWI statistics mask severity of problem, so toughen the law Re the May 16 editorial [“Lower DWI limit for safety’s sake”] endorsing a lower legal blood alcohol limit (from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent) for drunken driving: Let’s keep in mind that several years ago, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [changed the] definition of alcohol-impaired driving to include and report [only] motor vehicle fatalities involving a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent and above. ...

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May 26, 2013
3:32 a.m.

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Linda Campion:
The problem is not those who blow a .05.
The biggest problem is with those who blow .25, the chronic, habitual drunk driver with 10 convictions that doesn't even care whether they even have a licence or not.

May 26, 2013
1:01 p.m.

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Gene Whitney I don't know why people keep saying the U.S. is a Democracy, it's not, we are a Constitutional Republic. There is a huge difference, a democracy is majority rule and if that were the case we would still have slavery. There are three equal branches of Government, Executive, Legislative and Judicial and two of those three must agree or we have a dictatorship and mob rule.

May 28, 2013
9:43 p.m.

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yeah, lower the blood alchohol to.05 and close down hundred of thousands of family owned bars and restaurants. the laws on the books are fine. the true drunks really wont care. knee jerk reactions.