Drunk Drivers Should Be Imprisoned in the 1st Offence

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Drunk driving is the criminal offence of driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level higher than the local legal limit. The blood alcohol content (BAC) drink driving limit in Malaysia is 0.05%. Driving while either intoxicated or drunk is dangerous and drivers with high blood content or concentration (BAC) are at greatly increased risk of car accidents, highway injuries and vehicular deaths. There are a number of possible prevention measures examined here include suspending or revoking driver licenses, establishing DWI courts, impounding or confiscating vehicle plates, immobilizing vehicles, increasing penalties such as fines or jail for the drunk driving and mandating alcohol education. Every single injury and death caused by drunk driving is totally preventable. Unfortunately, alcohol-impaired driving remains a serious national problem that tragically effect many victims annually. So, drunk drivers should be imprisoned on the first offence.

First-offence drunken driving as a forfeiture but not a crime. According to the “Dane county district attorney’s office,” (2012), a crime is punishable by incarceration or loss of liberty but a forfeiture is punishable by loss of money only. This is the difference between a crime and a forfeiture. Besides that, according to Walters, S (2009), Madison, the capital of the U.S., Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen states that he opposes making first-offence drunken driving a crime and would like to state law changed to give judges the option of sentencing second-time offenders to probation rather than mandatory jail time. In addition, Van Hollen also states that there are a great number of people - people he know personally - who have first offenders. He does not consider them criminals, and he would not let them to be tagged that the way for the rest of their lives for having made what can legitimately be called mistake. So, they should educate the first...
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