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From: Andrew Kohlsmith
Subject: Re: Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks - Big Brother at his best!
References: <3E16A0FA.F0D9DFBE@sympatico.ca> <1217429.UekoJ1DbNL@mixdown.org> <+sTaNTAM8+F+EwN6@jmwa.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2003 11:38:22 -0500
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2003 11:38:39 EST
Organization: WorldCom Canada Ltd. News Reader Service
>>I'm sorry, but if you got caught DUI
> Part of the arguments are about the unsatisfactory means used to 'catch'
I'm from Ontario, and very close to Toronto. What exactly are the police in
Ontario doing to catch people that isn't kosher?
> You support the imposition of trumped-up multiple charges? Because
> that's what 'throw the book at' means.
No, that's not what I meant. What I had intended (I didn't know that 'throw
the book at' meant trumped-up charges) was that if you're caught DUI you
should have some very serious penalties levied upon your person.
> But that is NOT the case. Go back in the thread and read about the
> *lifetime* application of the device.
The original article I had read stated 1yr (unless I haven't read it right)
-- yeah there's the "minimum" part in there but IIRC the Ontario government
has had heavy-handed punishments appealed and reversed before. It's not
big brotherism, IMO.
IMO, there is also a big difference between being "a little" over the limit
and "drunk as a skunk" over the limit, and that should also play in to the
punishment in addition to repeat offences and so on.
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