Time: Mon Dec 15 08:09:11 1997
To: psc@u.washington.edu
From: Paul Andrew Mitchell [address in tool bar]
Subject: New DUI strategies needed 

Over HERE! Juliet my love.  In the bank vault,
where we are printing madly, or is it,
printing madly in love with ...
... money!!!

And you thought we were going to say "You"!


/s/ Paul Mitchell,
Candidate for Congress

At 05:03 PM 12/14/97 -0800, you wrote:
>>From the Letters to the Editor - TNT - Today
>Thank you, ED KENEALY.
>Jackie Juntti
>Revenue - oh Revenue - Wherefore art thou - REVENUE?????
>New DUI strategies needed 
>The News Tribune continues to support state legislative DUI
>strategies, i.e., lowering the legal blood alcohol level,
>impounding drunk drivers' automobiles, etc., "if the
>Legislature gives cities and counties the wherewithal,"
>(Editorial 12-10).
>Has the increasing use of tax dollars for these DUI strategies
>reduced Washington highway accidents this past decade?
>According to your editorial, alcohol-related highway
>accidents increased by 19 percent in 1996. The cities and
>counties continue to receive most of the dollars received
>from the sale of alcohol beverages by the state for public
>safety programs. If additional dollars are needed, this source
>could be the "wherewithal." Simply stated, let the users of
>alcoholic beverages pay for the continuing support of these
>DUI strategies.
>Impoundment of drunk drivers' automobiles has been tried in
>this state, and was discontinued in the late 1930s or 40s.
>Increasing jail time, fines and suspension of driving privileges
>have not significantly decreased accidents by DUI offenders
>on Washington highways. Nor has decreasing the legal blood
>alcohol level. Too often, DUI offenders continue to drink and
>drive without licenses after failing to complete public funded
>diversion programs.
>The Legislature should not plan to give us more of the same
>with a higher price tag. Has the Legislature or The News
>Tribune considered requiring a valid drivers license to obtain
>an automobile, gas, tires, etc. as proposed by Drivers
>Against Drunk Drivers?
>New DUI strategies will be needed if we are to effectively
>reduce the number of accidents caused by drinking drivers -
>not necessarily those strategies that continue to call for
>increasing law enforcement, criminal justice and rehabilitation
> Olympia
> The News Tribune
>December 14, 1997

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