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Drunk Driving

Tough approach to drinking drivers is the right approach – it saves lives [Editorial]

Tough approach to drinking drivers is the right approach – it saves lives [Editorial]

The conviction rate of driving under the influence cases in Harford County should be a source of pride, and embarrassment.

It's embarrassing that in 2015, the last year studied, 869 people in Harford County were arrested on DUI charges. More than two people every day are arrested and charged in Harford County with driving while they shouldn't be because they are impaired by alcohol.

There's no reason, none, why anyone should still be drinking and driving. But too many people are and the only plausible explanation is they are so powerless over alcohol that they can't control themselves even over the simplest decisions about getting behind the wheel.

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