DWI penalty

Posted Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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As long as juries and judges in Texas give probation to people who voluntarily drink, then voluntarily drive, killing innocent Texans in the process, we will fail to decrease the number of people killed by drunken drivers in this state (1,270 in 2011, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving).

There were two cases in one week where probation was given to someone who drank and then got behind the wheel. (See: "Man gets probation for deadly DWI crash," March 8) Forty percent of traffic deaths in this state are due to drunken drivers. When are we going to get serious about this issue?

I don't get it. Where is justice for the victims and their families?

-- Paula Quick, Arlington

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