LETTER: Pull repeat offendersTo the Telegram: I am writing regarding the article in the Dec. 12 edition about the man given a nine-year sentence for his 11th drunk driving offense.
To the Telegram:
I am writing regarding the article in the Dec. 12 edition about the man given a nine-year sentence for his 11th drunk driving offense. Plus he lost his license for 36 months and one charge of operating was dismissed.
This is a joke. A person with 11 DUI’s should get 10 years in jail without parole and 10 years supervision when they are released. Plus, their right to ever drive again should be taken from them for life as well as the right to ever own a motor vehicle.
So many lives are lost and many are injured by these drunk drivers every year. Enough already. The city attorney, the district attorney and judges need to punish these sort offenses very severely. No plea bargains, do their sworn oath to uphold the law — if they can’t then resign and let’s get people in the legal system that will stand up for the victims and show these drunk driving offenders that, in Wisconsin, if you drink and drive you will be held very accountable.
It’s time for the legal system to fix itself or the public will fix it for them. Put an end to multiple offenses of this nature once and for all. If a person has multiple DUI offenses and causes an accident then the victims should have the right to sue the city, county and the state. The legal system has failed in such cases of multiple offenders. Enough is enough — Wisconsin can no longer make a joke out of drunk driving.
Robert L. Wuorinen Jr.,