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View Diary: UPDATED: Idaho Senator Mike Crapo charged with drunken driving (157 comments)

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  •  Oh, I agree with you completely (3+ / 0-)
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    Radiowalla, Calamity Jean, murrayewv

    and I meant "slap" in terms of his probable wealth and ability to hire a good attorney. And take cabs and hire private drivers.

    Of course, most working class people cannot do any of the above and the fines and mandatory counseling add up quickly. On the other hand, such an experience should dissuade most people from ever repeating the experience and getting a second DUI. Of course, I know most of this because my brother has an old high school buddy who was just released from prison after his fifth DUI. He had the ignition lock and simply asked willing bystanders to blow for him! You are quite correct that our system does little for people with true alcoholism and I'm sure, sadly, that he will soon be back in jail for a similar offense.

    There is just no excuse for someone in Crapo's position, most likely a millionaire, to ever drive drunk. My husband and I are FAR from well-off, but if we have more than one drink, we call a damn taxi. We have a nine-year-old daughter and our reputations to think of.

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