In the summer of 2012, a horrible crash happened near San Fransisco, California. A young 20 year old, Alex Williams, as well as the driver of the pick up going the wrong way was killed. The drivier of the pick up had a blood alcohol level 3 times the legal limit. Not only did a family loose a daughter, sister and friend, but another family lost a father and husband. Just because somebody made the choice to drive drunk, both families will be imprisioned by the loss for the rest of their lives.
ople need to realize drunk driving is a serious offence. A life is taken about every 45 minutes due to drunk driving. We have to face the unfortunate truth that the penelties for a first time offence isnt going to do much. A license can be suspended up to a year and most the time is only penelized for 6 months, if that. If you drive drunk and kill someone, you might be charged with a man slaughter. What is the point of charging them if the punishment is so sympathetic. The government needs to make a harsher punishment. Possibly 6 months to a year for a first time offence. Maybe that will make them think twice about getting behind the wheel of a vihicle after drinking.
People who drink are meantally uncapable of makeing self concious decisions. With the peer pressure for their friends and enviroment, people are more likely to drink more. If you drove whle drunk and killed yourself, what would happen to your family? They could possible loose a source of income and possible their only. If their first penalty was more severe, then there is a better chanve they wont do it again. Khloe Kardashian was pulled over in MArch of 2004 for suspected drunk driving. After finding out she was, she wasw imprisioned for 3 hours. She pleaded no contrest and was sentenced to 36 month probation. Although she wasnt in jail long, that has been her only DUI. If the government took drunk driving more serioulst, then there might no be as many deaths as there are now.
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