September 9, 2009

Drunk driving with Kids in the Car: When will the Insanity Stop?

Today on my Google Alerts I received not one, not two, but THREE separate stories about recent drunk driving arrests where children were present in the offender's car:
  • In the same state that experienced the horrific Taconic Parkway drunk driving crash just a few months ago, a New York man was arrested last Wednesday after Town Police said he was driving drunk with three children—ages 5, 7 and 9—in his car.
  • The same news story reports that two days later, another New York man was arrested after police said he was driving drunk with his 14-year-old son and another boy in the car.
  • In Minnesota, couple jailed for driving drunk with seven unbuckled kids in the backseat.

What is going on? Doesn't every child deserve a designated driver?

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