Judge: You don't belong in prison

Judge: You don't belong in prison

There are 2 comments on the UnionLeader.com story from Oct 8, 2008, titled Judge: You don't belong in prison. In it, UnionLeader.com reports that:

A Goffstown man pleaded guilty yesterday in Hillsborough County Superior Court to driving drunk a year ago and smashing head-on into another vehicle, killing teacher Edward Bailey of Merrimack.

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RonW

Milford, NH

#1 Nov 7, 2008
I did a study a few years ago against the question: Just how many INNOCENT victims like Ed Bailey are killed by DWI drivers in this country per year, as I had always heard the "total" of around 17,000 per year(40% of all causes), but nothing about their victims. After a study that began with local police (to determine even IF they report victims separately) and it turns out that they do and have been for the past decade. I followed that to the state police to determine where that information went from there - It ends up with the feds' NHTSA and its FARS division. What I found in several commissioned reports was that one out of every three DWI-caused deaths was that of an innocent person, a family member, a friend, and strangers in about equal numbers. How does this tally overall? It's comes to around 5,100 innocents killed, and 13 times as many injured - NOT counting the drunks themselves. No other drug causes so much measurable public damage as DWI drivers do - not even close, yet, although the information is, albeit difficult to obtain, publically available, we hear virtually nothing about it: Gov't protection of it's tax income from alcohol and protection of brewers against prohibition, the latter which I'm totally against.

It's a stinking shame!
CIDD - Campaign to Inform Drunk Drivers
tim

Gilsum, NH

#2 Nov 14, 2008
thats sad

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