Comment By Bob L.
Alcoholics Crying In Their Beer, ask a Truck driver what their Alcohol limit is to lose their job.
One guy says I can not afford a DUI, if that is the case, then you should not be Drinking and Driving. Alcohol is to easy to shop lift today.
If a Bar or Restaurant can keep pushing Alcohol, they can afford to help pay for some ones death from it.
Truck drivers can not even use a mouth wash, if they are stopped with one hour of using mouth wash they can be classified as being drunk and some companies will can you for it, I know this for a fact, my son uses Listerine and went to work and the company did a drug test that morning, and eight drivers got fired, and 3 of them used a mouth wash, and mouth wash in most cases have Alcohol in them in turn with in an hour is gone but not from getting a DUI if stopped in that hour.
I have seen what Alcohol can do, get a job driving a tow truck and seeing what it looks like in an accident, especially when kids are involved, what are you teaching you kids, it all right to Drink and Drive and go out and kill others while doing it.
Admit it, any one who can not go a month with out a one Alcoholic drink is nothing but an ALCOHOLIC and lose their Drivers License, and if caught driving, FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE, if they can afford to buy Alcohol they can afford to pay for their Actions.
Insurance companies should do with Alcohol for what they do with people who smoke, make them pay THREE TIMES more their Insurance for their right to drive, and if they get stopped for drinking, THEIR insurance Doubles (if they can afford to drink, then they can afford the Insurance), not every one else should have to support their Drinking habits.
Federal proposal to lower legal limit hits home for some
By HEATHER GRAF / KING 5 News
Posted on May 18, 2013
How much is too much? It’s a question a lot of folks might be considering over cocktails this weekend, after the federal government proposed lower the legal blood alcohol level for drinking, from .08 to .05.
For people like Lauren Hale and Alicia Bowers of Seattle, it’s an easy decision.
“I’m totally in support of that,” said Hale.
The two friends didn’t always feel that way, but a recent tragedy changed their minds.
‘It’s just not worth it. You’re affecting other people, not just yourself,” said Bowers.
One of their close friends lost her mother last month, in a fatal accident on State Route 520. Authorities have said Morgan Williams was killed by a suspected drunk driver.
“Morgan was on her way to work, Eastbound 520, at 5:30 a.m. or so, and the driver, a 25-year-old guy, did a U-turn, came back the wrong way, and hit her head on,” said Hale.
Now, Hale and Bowers say a lower legal limit might force people to think twice about getting behind the wheel.
“Maybe if it’s a little bit stricter, people will be way more on guard and be like, ‘Oh I shouldn’t drive,'” said Hale.
KING 5 spoke to other social drinkers who feel the exact opposite.
“It’s a terrible idea, a horrible idea,” said John Hotchkiss. “Like who will be able to have anything to drink? A .05 would be like walking by and sniffing alcohol.”
Hotchkiss and others say it will simply overload the system.
“I think overall it won’t pass, there’s be too much against it,” said Jordan Tursi. “But it still makes me a little nervous.
The federal government wants every state to approve .05 blood alcohol level for driving.
It is too late to bring up the issue during this year’s special session in Washington, but KING 5 has learned many members of the legislature support the idea.
State troopers, meanwhile, say it’s not all about a specific number. In Washington, you can be arrested for impaired driving even if your blood alcohol level is below .08.