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Hurray for DUI crackdown

Hurray for Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell advocating tougher results for first-offense DUIs. A first violation can kill people just as easily as later ones.

I was the medical technologist on duty to test the alcohol in the laboratory for an infamous drunken driver in Hawaii in 1988 and testify at his trial. He killed five people and was initially charged with five counts of second-degree murder.

A drunken-driving crash is no accident. It can be prevented by good judgment, and families can be spared a lifetime of sadness. This country’s leniency compared to others is regrettable and needs to change.

Roz Luther


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