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.
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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.