Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Drunk driving

Outrageous.
LINCOLN, Neb. - A Nebraska appeals court upheld with “great trepidation” Tuesday a probation sentence given to a man with 11 drunken driving convictions. . . .

A deputy sheriff said that Rice, 67, was so drunk he could hardly stand when he was pulled over in August 2003. His blood-alcohol level was .307 percent — nearly four times the legal limit.

District Judge Maurice Redmond waived a jail sentence of six months and instead fined Rice $1,000, revoked his license for 15 years, and ordered him to not drink, perform 200 hours of community service and complete alcohol treatment.

Yeah, like it will work to "order" a guy with 11 drunk driving convictions (1) not to drive, (2) not to drink, and (3) to go to AA. People like this are a menace to the safety of everyone on the road, and should be locked up for a long, long time.