There should be zero tolerance, state & federal. It makes it fair and straight-forward across the board - no one gets special treatment because they can afford a good, well-connected lawyer. You blow under the influence, you get the penalty - period.
Ever seen what happens when a drunk driver runs over someone? IF not .....you may want to take a look first hand ! Lowers the BA level
Did you ever see what happens when a sober person runs over someone?
what was the BAC of that drunk? My issue is that we can fill the court with folks that are not the real issue here. Those with BAC of .08 and under to be precise. At that point they are just paying customers, fattening up the general fund from court costs. The issue is already addressed with the folks blowing over .08. If the "system" wants to lower death rates get those drunk aholes off the road and keep them off! The court system is like a damn revolving door for these criminals and they should try actually punishing them for a change......
a result of a .08 blood alcohol versus the number of people who go out each week and have a drink or two then safely drive home. Sounds like a money play to me.
I cannot be sure how to interpret info given by NTSB. They say so many are killed when level is already at 0.08, but provide NO information as to how many people are injured or killed at lower levels. Since they draw blood for any of these situations where they suspect intoxication, they must have data. We cannot know how much better it would be without this data. Add to that, since we cannot seem to control intoxicated driving at a higher level, how will we control it at a lower level.
It's a state issue. And what good would it do anyway? They don't adequately prosecute the cases as it is.
...if I had an inkling of a hint it would do some good to prevent alcohol related deaths.
The fact is...It Won't. Another useless restriction that does nothing more than fill the courtrooms, generate fines and fill the attornies pockets until overflowing. "Feel good" legislation without real effect on the cause.
Wonder what would happen if they made it illegal for bars and restaraunts to serve more than one alcoholic beverage to a patron at one sitting?
I believe if you look at the stats, the vast majority of alcohol related deaths involve intoxication levels well beyond the .12% BAC mark, nowhere close to the current .08 level!