Editorial - Wednesday, October 16: Time to tackle idiots

WHEN at 10.10am at Maclean Court the magistrate has already been through about 10 drink driving cases, you can understand her frustration.

It's always a bit dangerous to throw stones but personally if I want to have more than one drink, I ditch the car.

Getting caught drink-driving is risking much more than your driver's licence.

You risk your job, your family and your life - not to mention the lives of others.

And it's not even worth having one drink.

Sometimes that schooner or glass of red has an impact. You can feel it.

Imagine if the affect of that one drink is the difference between life and death. It's scary stuff and it's scary to see the law constantly flouted.

I say it's dangerous to throw stones because what does scare me is the dreaded morning-after drive.

I've ashamedly counted, recounted and counted again how many units I consumed the night before.

I've walked to cop shops to get breathalysed, used at-home breathalysers and spent whole days too afraid to go anywhere - for fear the demon drink is still floating around my system.

I believe most people don't want it, and while there are many ways around it, but the idea of an in-car breathalyser to stop a motorist from going anywhere with alcohol in their system is a goer.

This is especially so if it stops clogging up the court system with these continued offences.

Jenna Cairney,
Editor.



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