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…More
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Something must be done Olympia should say yes to implement tougher DUI laws. Lately the number of car crashes due to drunken driving has significantly increased. We are not just going to sit back and look at this situation worsening every day. Something must be done, and now is the moment. I agree with Jerry Large when…More
Implement tougher DUI laws I am frustrated by the government’s insistence that lowering the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) levels will improve Washington roads and deter potential drunken drivers [“DUI bill clears a Senate hurdle; U.S. panel pushes tougher rule,” NWWednesday, May 15]. Because of the harm it can and often does cause, drunken driving is…More
Is alcoholism a disease? Using the “alcoholism is a disease” catch phrase when speaking about drunken driving is insulting and misleading [“Editorial: Proceed with caution on DUI legislation,” Opinion, May 13]. Alcoholism mixed with driving is a strange disease indeed. It kills other people rather than the sufferer. Stephen Gins, KenmoreMore
Schulte family’s resilience doesn’t go without notice Thank you for Christine Clarridge’s amazing article [“Despair. Pain. Resolve.,” page one, May 1].This tragedy for the Schulte family has been so overwhelming in so many ways. You have given voice to their amazing resilience and deep strength. We cannot help but respond to Dan Schulte’s words with compassion…More
Do not take away right to buy alcohol Stripping DUI offenders of the right to buy alcohol will be even less effective than the laws banning kids from buying booze and cigarettes [“Editorial: Tighten DUI laws but don’t rush,” Opinion, April 24]. Carding is ridiculously easy to defeat and putting an interlock device on a car…More