Friday, February 20, 2004

'Breathalyzer in every car' bill demonstrates hubris of New Mexico Legislature

What has become of our great democracy?
Some state lawmakers are convinced they have the answer to solve the D.W.I. epidemic and want to require everyone on the road to take a breathalyzer test before they can start the engine of any vehicle.
It will be most unfortunate the first time that someone trying to escape a violent criminal can't start their car because they had one too many. I can think of several other such scenarios without any difficulty, but they are irrelevant because the issue is that this kind of legislation is simply not in keeping with the spirit upon which this country was founded.

posted by Malaclypse the Tertiary at 12:31 PM ·

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