Nowak: DUI statistics hard to ignore
To the Editor:
Public officials are between a rock and a hard place on the subject of drunk / drugged driving road blocks.
In a perfect world they would not be necessary. But that is not the reality of the world we live in.
Drunk / drugged driving is all too common to ignore. One only has to read through the police logs of any town to draw that conclusion.
Where to draw the line between needless intrusion and carnage on the road is a difficult one at best.
I have been through several and understand peoples discomfort with them but is that less discomfort than is felt by the victims of drivers who shouldn't be behind the wheel?
One only has to walk along any well traveled road to see the many discarded liquor cans and bottles.
The Vermont statistics speak for themselves — approximately 20 killed by impaired drivers and over 2,000 arrested for impaired driving yearly.
Can any community ignore that?
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