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May 23, 2013 at 6:34 AM

Legislature considers tougher DUI laws

Businesses should have Breathalyzers

If you and the Legislature really care about stopping the inebriated, why aren’t the ones who sell alcohol required to have Breathalyzers [“Just say yes to tougher DUI laws,” NWThursday, May 16]?

A person convicted of a DUI can be sentenced to have a Breathalyzer in their car, but why not make it easier for everyone? Is the law meant to protect the innocent or to make money for the state from tickets?

People stop for a drink after work and often do not know when they are over the limit. That is not an excuse, but they would be less likely to drive if they knew.

But a Breathalyzer might hurt businesses. We can’t hurt business.

Barbara Perry, Bellingham

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