18 August 2003
129 people charged with DUI. The judge reduces 82 of these to reckless driving. In 77 cases the driver does not reoffend.
This means that in 94% of the cases the judge is correct that the driver is someone caught in the draconian DUI laws who can be salvaged.
Of course, all the Pilot sees is the 6% who reoffended
. The rest of us, who aren't prohibitionists, will hopefully see a judge taking his responsibilities seriously rather than trashing people's lives needlessly.
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