One State Struggles to Handle Repeat DUI Offenders
Posted on Feb 13, 2010
Missouri authorities are trying to figure out how to handle repeat drunk drivers. By one estimate, one-third of DWI arrests are repeat offenders; some of the suspects have been convicted of DWI over five times.
Missouri's Supreme Court Chief Justice has said suspending drivers' licenses isn't enough -- the offenders continue to drive, and drive drunk. A Missouri prosecutor has suggested creating a consolidated database authorities could consult (within and outside of the state) to track drunk driving arrests, and the governor is encouraging lawmakers to approve a better tracking system for the state's Highway Patrol. Other authorities suggest mandatory substance abuse treatment.
Please click here to read Fairfax DWI Lawyer Paul McGlone's blog post on this subject.