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Serving potential drunk drivers more alcohol should be against the law [Letter]

Why not charge those individuals or establishments for their reckless regard for the safety of other drivers and pedestrians their actions put in harm's way?

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This is a matter very painfully close to my heart. In 2012, my son Matthew was killed in accident in Ocean City by a drunk driver whose blood alcohol level was three times over the legal limit. The driver later admitted that he was "drinking Heinekens two at a time." He was driving in the bus lane as my son crossed Ocean Highway, and to make matters worse he attempted to leave the scene after the accident.

Wasn't the bar in Ocean City aware of the danger of allowing him to keep drinking long after it was obvious he was drunk — or did the desire for the almighty tip supersede common sense?

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When will lawmakers in Annapolis and Washington realize that if proprietors willing to continue serving drunk drivers were subjected to criminal penalties many lives might be saved?

Christopher Cheswick, Taneytown

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