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February 19, 2009

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Ms. Walker

This is a tragic story. Why do we hear so much about people getting hit by cars on Long Island? Why do we hear so much about drunk drivers like the one that killed that limo driver and took off the head of that little girl on Long Island? Driving is a privelege but like many other things in this country we have found ways to continue to be spoiled and if we can not get what we want we find a way around it. I can not fathom why the US states do not have one central computer for people like this? Revoked license in one state should stand for every state to begin with and no registrations in your name! If someone lets this guy drive their car they are also criminally negligent.

John

Personally, I don't like the idea of the law. I agree that something needs to be done, but this reeks of politics as usual and elevates paperwork (the license) over the lives of people involved in an incident.

I'd much rather see it be straightforward responsibility. If I stab someone with a knife, it doesn't matter if I'm drunk or have paperwork that says I'm allowed to have the knife. It's assault with a deadly weapon, probably attempted murder, and maybe criminal negligence.

Driving a car should be no different. Bickering about a lapsed license turns the case into almost a breach of contract case, which should offend anybody who's lost someone to a drunk driver.

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