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Originally posted by Brother Stormhammer
reply to post by daddio
I don't know why you keep ranting about the need for a driver's license in a thread about driving under the influence. Nowhere in my post did I write anything about the need for a driver's license, and I really don't think it would be polite to the OP to continue what amounts to a thread-jacking. The 'do you need a license to drive?' question might warrant its own thread, but really doesn't seem to fit in with this one.
Originally posted by syrinx high priest
well, literally it is of course since there are laws against it, but I don't think that is what you are after
is it wrong ?
if you have to ask that, you are just struggling to deal with the fact your friend did something wrong
yes, it is wrong
mostly because I'm sure your friend had drivers ED and saw the video with the dead people in it killed by the drunk driver
your friend knew it was wrong, and selfishly did it anyway
just accept it
Originally posted by cassandranova
DUIs and DWIs exist because they make a ton of money for the legal system. Between those and traffic violations, the judges, clerks, and all the staff make sure they have more than enough money to keep the entire legal works in place.
It's a terrible thing when someone who is inebriated does something that hurts an innocent victim, but we already have laws in place for those situations that I believe should be used to their fullest extent. DUI is just as effective at preventing drunk driving as the death penalty is at preventing murder.