Wednesday, September 15, 2010

This isn't Russia, is it Danny?

The Kane County State's Attorney's Office has launched a Holiday Alcohol Testing program that will require certain offenders to submit to alcohol testing twice a day during major holidays, once in the morning and once in the evening.

As part of the program, the court can order a person already convicted of DUI to take part in the holiday testing program. Those who qualify would be people who have been ordered by the court not to drink — most likely repeat DUI offenders, or a person deemed by the court as "high risk" and likely to violate the terms of his sentence.

Testing periods not only fall during all major holidays, but also during SUPER BOWL WEEKEND and during MARCH MADNESS!!!!

Holy cow!! Not drinking is one thing, but if I had to drive up to the courthouse for a breath test during the March Madness games, I would be really angry!!

Also, is it really a good idea to require these people to be on the road during the holidays? The article in today's Aurora Beacon stated that the program started on Labor Day weekend. Two people out of 17 failed their breath tests. And the State's Attorney made them drive to the test center for the breath tests!!!

I can't wait for someone to be seriously injured as a result of this new policy. We'll see how brilliant it is then.

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