You were quoting me about the DUI thing, I was pointing out that penalties for all driving infractions were stiffer for CDL, not just DUI.Quote:
Originally posted by protomkv
DUI laws in this country are way too lenient. Just this week in New mexico there was a fatal accident. One driver had a revoked licence and several convictions for DUI, he was under the influence at the time of the accident.
Since we are on the subject. I did a little research, and shorten this to the relavent parts:
New Mexico State Code
66-5-39. Driving while license suspended or revoked; providing penalties.
Any person who drives a motor vehicle on any public highway of this state at a time when his privilege to do so is suspended or revoked... is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment for not less than four days or more than three hundred sixty-four days and there may be imposed in addition a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000)... If the person's privilege to drive was revoked for driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs... that person shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than seven consecutive days... and the fine and imprisonment shall not be suspended, deferred or taken under advisement.
Sound like the problem is not the law, its the courts, up to 1 year in jail is permited just for the suspended lic, nevermind the DUI half of things. How much time did this guy serve when his ticket was pulled? If your state has a three strikes or habitual offender law, they might also qualify under that.
There are plenty of laws out there that are just fine, the problem is that the courts are too lenient on criminals. Send the SOB to jail, let his sit for a year and consider what he/she did. If they come out and do it again, send them back, for longer this time.
Does this include volly departments? If so Cudos. We have a hard enough time getting everyone in for manditory fit testing, I doubt random screenings would be very popular.Quote:
Random drug and alcohol testing is carried out by Los Alamos County