Drunk Driving MUST stop
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“Boogie Chill'un”

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#48 Apr 18, 2013
Preacher wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, people have been being killed by drunk drivers for many, many years. However, making alcohol more easy available can only make the matter worse.
What was my position on DUI deaths before Somerset went wet? The same as it is now. I was against them.
I get your point, but I hate to tell ya, you're wrong. The rates of DUI and deaths associated are not going to go up because the town is wet. It's always been wet, trust me, folks just went to the black market or drove north. In fact, evidence shows that DUI fatalities have tended to decrease when an area goes wet. The reason being, people can just go around the corner to get their booze, rather than have to drive several miles to get it, thus limiting the exposure to the roadways. People ARE going to get their booze, whether they go out of town, go to the bootlegger, brew their own, or....God forbid...drink mouthwash, filter rubbing alcohol, or even Aqua Velva in some instances. People WILL get their drink on.

The thing is, certain groups are now zeroed in and focusing on DUIs to prove their point, same as the recent bonanza of shooting death reports to get people on the gun control bandwagon. The facts are, people were always shooting people, and Somerset natives were already drinking at or around the same rate that they are now. Difference being, the town was losing money, creating an unnecessary black market (which costs money to combat, so you've essentially lost money twice), and exposing innocent drivers to people coming back from a wet town more than likely buzzed. It really makes no since to saty dry, unless you just enjoy putting up a charade.

“Boogie Chill'un”

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#49 Apr 18, 2013
BTW, MADD is 100% on the money.......other than worrying about the town going wet. Education and personal responsibility are key.
2 faced

Brownsville, TN

#51 Apr 18, 2013
Preacher wrote:
Once again, I hope the mayor and others that promote and support alcohol will attend the young man's funeral and talk about how wonderful alcohol is legally sold in the city. That should provide real comfort to the young man's family.










just us

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#64 Apr 19, 2013
spineless not spinless.... they have lots of spin

“smiling on a cloudy day”

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Shakedown Street

#72 Apr 19, 2013
That sounds about right. Back when Jack Conway had the case against Topix, one outcome was to give local police the ability to fast track deletions, supposedly for the purpose of preventing cyberbullying.

They abuse that power to protect public officials. Contact Topix HQ!!!

Evansville, IN

#85 Apr 19, 2013
These weird deletions really make threads look strange. Just delete the whole thing. Ohh, local mods can't delete threads, just posts. Clowns.

Bedford, KY

#88 Apr 19, 2013
only half the posts are missing

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Since: Mar 13

Somerset, KY

#90 Apr 19, 2013
How can you in good conscious blame the people that supported the sale of alcohol for this death? Why don't you take some of the blame being against the legalized sale of alcohol and not supporting the 60% of the tax base that goes to emergency services from it?

Howell, MI

#92 Apr 19, 2013
Alcohol gave me swallowing problems I think.. or is it allergies??

Corbin, KY

#93 Apr 19, 2013
Oh it's just cause somerset came wet n y'all can't stand it. Oh one more thing it happens every were n I don't Evan drink it's n the news so speak out n nothing will get done it's just how the system. I'm a pot smOker n proud god mad weed man mad alcohol who do u trust

“smiling on a cloudy day”

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Since: Jan 09

Shakedown Street

#95 Apr 20, 2013
Big wrote:
Oh it's just cause somerset came wet n y'all can't stand it.
Ain't that the truth.

They will still be crying about it 20 years from now!

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