Girl who dances in a cage (cagekitten) wrote,
Girl who dances in a cage
cagekitten

drunk drivers

So this Paris Hilton thing is all over the news now that she was forced back to jail in tears to serve her original 45 day sentence (minus time off for each 4 days of good behavior she demonstrates while in jail).

What I don't understand is how on earth she was allowed to have her conviction reduced to reckless driving after she failed a sobriety test (after she was weaving on the road). Why are drunk drivers not forced to serve the sentences that are specifically for their crime? Do they get some kind of get-out-of-DUI free card if they can afford a good attorney? It seems to me that if you're willing to put my life at risk, the lives of my friends and loved ones and family and anyone who happens to be driving on the same road as them, why aren't they spending enough time in jail to make them think twice before you ever drink and drive again?

There are over 16,000 drunk driving deaths per year. We get all up in arms when 3,000 people die in a terrorist attack. But when drunk drivers kill 16,000 people, we give them a slap on the wrist and a temporarily suspended license. I guess those 16,000 people that die every year don't mean enough for us to enforce our own laws.
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