So another suspected drunk gets off on a technicality (“DUI charge dropped against ex-S.C. transportation chief,” Feb. 27).
Just more loopholes for the rich, politically connected, well-lawyered politician — or in this case a state agency director — to get away with potential murder.
By the way, this director resigned his office the day he was caught, basically admitting his guilt.
His two and a half times the legal limit breathalyzer test of 0.20 would pretty much put the normal drunk driver under the jail house.
These laws were written the way they were not to protect innocent people but to give lawyers — a profession to which many lawmakers belong — a way to charge huge fees to get their clients off.
And we wonder why these same lawyers spend tens of thousands of dollars to get a fairly low-paying legislative job.
Then we also wonder why we see so many drunk-driving deaths and then find out the offender has multiple DUI arrests. And the lawyers just get richer.