Drunk driving stats can't possibly be true [Letter]

Lisa Spicknall, the state director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, claims that "statistics show people drive impaired 87 times before they are caught by police" ("Olympian Michael Phelps arrested for drunken driving a second time," Sept. 30).

How can The Sun print such malarkey? It is ridiculous on its face. Did anyone inquire from what venerable study this stat was plucked — or whether (more likely) she just conjured it up from thin air?

Thomas F. McDonough, Towson

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