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  •  Crapo's punishment is similar to mine (2+ / 0-)
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    nellgwen, ColoTim

    48, no criminal record and I got pulled over for speeding last year after having a few beers at a friends.  Blew right at the limit of .08.

    Lost my license for 30 days...completely.  Then got it back until my court date.  

    At that point, I lost my license for another year (with limited privilege for work and household maintenance).  I paid $720 on the day of my conviction for fines ($200), court costs, community service fees, etc.

    More than that for an attorney.  $100 for a drug/alocohol evaluation and then $160 for the class for which I had to drive 100 miles round trip for 5 straight days as there wasn't one available in my remote corner of the world.

    Insurance went up 340% which will cost my over $3000 over the next 3 years.

    I made a mistake and I'm willing to pay but IMHO, the punishment for 1st time offenders is more that is required to make the point.

    I work from home and have suffered minimally from dealing with this punishment.  However, I saw many people in my class whose will pay even more.  Lost jobs, broken families....all to prove a point that has already been made.

    My issue with Crapo is his hypocrisy and portraying himself as a non-drinker for political gain.  No problem with his punishment that in the bigger scheme is actually more oppressive than it needs to be.

    You can bomb the world to pieces but you can't bomb it into peace - michael franti

    by FarmerG on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 01:28:51 PM PST

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