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Friday, February 22, 2008

Tell kids not to Drive and Drive but don't punish them

House Bill 719 was rejected by the Courts of Justice Committee. The bill would stiffen penalties for underage drinkers in the Commonwealth. The consumption of any alcohol by an underage driver who gets behind the wheel would have been considered a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine and up to 12 months in prison, in addition to a one-year suspension from driving. Why this was rejected is beyond me since we need to do more that just tell our children not to drink and drive, we need to show them that there are consequences if they do.

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