Get drunks off the road

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Editor: This has been a bumper year for ridiculous news stories and letters.

Today we had letters defending the rights of drunk drivers. Addiction is a terrible thing, and causes much hardship, family breakups and lasting social problems. Every drug addiction has been a curse to families and society. It is up to us, however, to not allow our own lives to be endangered.

I have, in previous letters, suggested what seems to me to be obvious: after two drunk driving convictions, remove the danger to the public. Impound the car.

Yes, treat the addicts as much as possible, but get them off the road. It doesn’t matter whose car. Take it away, for a good long time. Hardship to the families, yes, a great deal but nothing compared to the hardship caused by a death or serious injury caused by a drunken driver. We all know the saying ‘An accident waiting to happen’.

Can we stop arguing about licenc­e plates and at least remove the two-ton part of the problem from our highways?  

Gary Walker,


Geographic location: Charlottetown

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