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JT
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 11:01:00 PM

Which of the following penalties might deter drunk driving the most?
Heavy fine
Imprisonment
License suspension
Rehab
Other

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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Miniture1
Rookie Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2014 8:06:54 PM

Put the price of booze up like they do cigarettes...that might deter people from drunk driving. If it's at such a cost as not everyone can afford to drink then the problem will solve it's self.
123Bucks
Sophomore Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2013 9:42:47 PM

A very heavy fine plus 120 days in jail.
theocean
All-Star Author New York

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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 7:59:08 AM

rehab
jack4141
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2013 12:45:28 AM

Riot in jail. I've lost love ones from a drunk driver.
snirt
Champion Author Anchorage

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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2013 12:35:54 AM

Other
DDW_OR
Rookie Author Oregon

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Message Posted: May 14, 2013 4:09:00 PM

slight modification to what LambadaLou stated:
First offence = $2,000 fine or 200 hrs of cleaning road sides.
second offence = THROW THE BOOK AT THEM.
third offence = put them "Under the Jail"
LambadaLou
Rookie Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 10:42:08 PM

Very Heavy Fines $10,000.00 and up,Impound Vehicle for 30 days Min, Suspension 1 Year Min for 1st offence, Mandatory Community service and Rehab. No Jail Time Unless wreckless endagerment eg: accident is involved
clmoran
Rookie Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 11:14:22 PM

Surety of penalty is one of the best deterrents to drunk driving. (I lost my kid brother to a drunk/drugged driver).
NakedDriver
Champion Author Des Moines

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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 12:55:02 PM

ə license suspension is pointless. they will drive anyway. nor do interlock breathing devices work as they can be fooled.
i would select imprisonment (preferably house arrest with gps) plus rehab, but that was not given as an option.
i picked rehab for that reason. ə
tputnoky
Rookie Author Miami

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2013 5:11:23 AM

A "SPECIAL" prison, sort of like a rooming house. Prisoners must be in the building from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM. They would be allowed to go to work (by public transportation only) AND they must pay their way; a DAILY prison charge so this is done at no cost to the city, county, state or federal governrnents... and especially no cost to tax payers. Any, REPEAT "ANY" breaking of the rules or failure to hold a job, then they go to regular prison for a minimum of five (5) years with no chance of parole. Second offense is Ten (10) years and a third offense would be Twenty (20) years. Want to bet the DUI rate hits rock bottom within a year?????

Semper Fi !
gassprite
Champion Author Toms River

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 5:52:08 AM

Multiple amputation. But I don't support it.
theocean
All-Star Author New York

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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2013 8:11:38 AM

Imprisonment and license suspension
dongo50
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 8:12:06 PM

whak thier pee-pees.
carinthuist
Champion Author San Francisco

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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 4:15:50 PM

imprisonment
9chevy04
Rookie Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 8:52:14 AM

license suspension
pkrpro
Champion Author San Bernardino

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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:55:27 PM

Jail time but jails are already too crowded and third time offenders are not even getting much jail time
coffeebrake1015
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:53:04 PM

Imprisonment
whatagasser
Rookie Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 3:10:18 PM

I think it should be a Federal law that "every" vehicle to be licensed or registered, must have a breathalyzer installed into the vehicle (and have proof it's on the vehicle) that would allow or prevent the car to start, depending on the drivers alcohol content. Also, from this day forward, make it mandatory for all vehicle manufactures to have this device as a standard feature added to all vehicles.
Shadow_1100
Rookie Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 3:35:43 PM

Complete forfeiture of all assets.
jimmy123NE
Champion Author Omaha

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 5:52:40 AM

ALL OF ABOVE.
gwhizz13
All-Star Author Abbotsford

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 4:19:44 AM

Imprisonment and license suspension!
pkhdonovan
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 4:06:25 AM

jail and seize their cars
gizmojoe
Veteran Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 12:39:04 AM

all of them
came0023
Rookie Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 10:23:06 AM

should be no worse than corrupt politicians and CEO
jdevlin
All-Star Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 8:54:38 AM

Take away any vehicle registered in the offenders name.
Gas_Eyes
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 7:01:36 AM

License suspension.
RoamerNLV
Rookie Author Las Vegas

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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 10:14:26 AM

License suspension for 2 years
Chulie13
Sophomore Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 10:52:05 AM

Rehab and loss of licenxe.
ash4200
Rookie Author Phoenix

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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 2:02:24 AM

honestly, alcohol is more dangerous & more addictive than most drugs, if this world was "fair" itd be illegal just as pot & cocaine.. although mamma did always say, the only trouble you can find yourself in while getting stonded, if that fight you have with your potato chips trying to get them open
SnagaDeal
Champion Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2013 1:26:20 AM

Definitely imprisonment and stupidity deserves hard labor be served by such idiots who endanger our loved ones lives.
BDNNOD
Sophomore Author Seattle

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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 7:07:36 PM

Imprisonment, Heavy Fines, Loss of License (2nd offense), Impound Vehicle, Public Notice.
jdevlin
All-Star Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 7:06:09 AM

Take away any vehicle registered to the them.
gizmojoe
Veteran Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 1:39:41 AM

Take away there license and car and a heavy duty fine!!!
Xeroid688w
Rookie Author Florida

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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 11:40:48 AM

Pull the license plate or impound the car! If someone lends the perp their car and they get busted again for a DUI, impound the owners car! Being a former Reserve Police Officer from MI, I have seen what a drunk driver has done to other peoples lives....very sad for the victims!
recurve54
Rookie Author Flint

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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2013 8:28:48 AM

Heavy Fine and rehab for 1st offence than imprisonment for all other DUI offences to keep drunk drivers off the streets and killing other drivers and passengers.
Jeeputtputt
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 4:17:14 PM

rehab!!! or death
Gas_Eyes
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 8:13:31 AM

Our prisons are already filled with too many drug offenders. We do not want to add DUI's to the population.
Tress
Rookie Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 7:33:31 PM

Taking away their drivers license only works on the honor system and these people are not honorable so incarcerate them, make the decision for them.
sunnyz
Rookie Author Montana

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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 3:10:49 PM

Heavy fines don't help; taking away the drivers license makes no difference as most of the DUI drivers don't have a drivers license or vehicle insurance anyway. Only imprisonment helps because they can't drive while in prison.
dawebb58
Rookie Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 8:57:21 AM

I am alarmed by the fact that 1 in 7 drivers in MN have a DUI on record. In 2011, 111 were killed, and 29,257 arrests were made. Just crazy, and something drastic needs to be done to discourage such bad behavior. Since there is NO death penalty in MN, I suppose a year in jail for first timers, as a warning, then hard felony prison time for subsequent convictions would be enough of a deterrent for most ordinary drunks. A 50,000 bed, medium security facility could be built with a liquor tax to house these Cretans.


[Edited by: dawebb58 at 3/11/2013 9:59:12 AM EST]
CrackedLCD
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 4:26:12 AM

I still think technology can come to the rescue for first time offenders, with some sort of breathalyzer or computerized 'drunk quiz' that must be answered by the registered driver before they can take off. The technology certainly exists to make this a reality.

For repeat offenders? Imprisonment.
Tangela320
Rookie Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 8:39:17 PM

Take drunk drivers car and license
rocki00
Rookie Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 10:43:25 AM

quit letting the one's with money that can afford getting the charges reduced. Treat everyone the same and charge them the same!!!!!!! No more plea deals.
hotsawss
Champion Author Riverside

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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:47:57 AM

Throw away the bars and give them the keys.
wobbly
Rookie Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 9:30:11 PM

Charge the bars and throw away the keys.
Make the whole supply chain including the media that glorifies alcohol pay.
I had a friend killed by a drunk driver under age and the bar did not get charged.

[Edited by: wobbly at 3/9/2013 10:33:49 PM EST]
WaWanderer
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 7:05:25 PM

And throw away the key.
WaWanderer
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 7:05:25 PM

And throw away the key.
keo
Champion Author Colorado

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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 6:37:17 PM

tattoo sponge bob on their foreheads
pawnkingfour
Champion Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 6:31:23 PM

Imprisonment.
TheMerlin
Rookie Author Winnipeg

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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 5:19:29 PM

Prison time, heavy fines, confiscate automobile, and licence suspension. When licence renewed, breathalyzer to start car and if that's bypassed or driving a car without it, more very heavy fines. The message won't get through without severe penalties. If they kill someone, it's no different than murder, then - an eye for an eye.

I also like the public flogging idea I read below.
RZF350
Rookie Author Tacoma

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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 4:22:49 PM

There is no "one size fits all" for this subject. I do believe that putting people in prison will do more harm than good. Before we know it, we will have murderers released early to make room for drunk drivers.

-In this country, money talks! Heavy fines going after financial assets. Take the car and auction it while making them continue to pay the remaining of the loan.

-Another thing about this country is status. Make them do very public community work. Put them out there for everyone to see that these guys are the ones willing to get drunk and then operate a 2500 pound vehicle which at that point becomes a weapon.

-Prosecutors; STOP PLEADING THESE CASES TO RECKLESS DRIVING!!!!! Call them what they are, DRUNK DRIVING
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