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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