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Drunken drivers must be locked up

How many times do we have to read about the death of an innocent by a person who has a previous DWI conviction? Scott Dion’s picture in The News symbolizes the heartache and pain victims of such tragedies endure. And, truth be told, we are all its victims.

If you are convicted of DWI, you should go to jail. No questions asked, no lawyers, no plea deals – go directly to jail.

I suggest that instead of fixing the stadium, take that $200 million and build a jail specifically for DWI offenders. A place to dry out, think and face your drinking problem.

Sentencing should be at the very least one year for first-time offenders and more for repeat offenders. Why do we have to wait until they kill someone before action is taken?

Katherine Ochal

Eden