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Drunk Driving
Phelps should have been given ignition interlock
Phelps should have been given ignition interlock

In its reporting of the judicial disposition in Michael Phelps' latest DUI conviction ("Michael Phelps gets no jail time after entering guilty plea in DUI case," Dec. 19), The Baltimore Sun quoted the presiding judge as saying that if Mr. Phelps doesn't get the message this time, "the only thing the court has left in its toolbox is jail." In reality, however, there is a spectrum of sanctions applicable to second-time DUI offenders in Maryland. In addition to fines, persons twice convicted of drunk driving in Maryland may have their driver's license revoked or suspended for a full year as well as have 12 points added to the offender's driver record....