Should a person be rewarded or prosecuted?

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  1. StoneColdLaw profile image60
    StoneColdLawposted 3 years ago

    Should a person be rewarded or prosecuted?

    Should a person be rewarded or prosecuted if they are sitting in their parked vehicle, drunk, called a cab and was legitimately waiting for ride home because they knew they were too drunk to drive?  Why or why not?

  2. StoneColdLaw profile image60
    StoneColdLawposted 3 years ago

    I accidentally deleted the comments to this question; however wanted to respond. I am associated with police officers and prosecutors on a weekly basis.  I am not recommending that a person in this situation should be publicly recognized for their behavior rather should this be taken into consideration when deciding whether or not this person should receive a lighter sentence and/or have the charge of DUI reduced to an offense that does not have the same consequences as losing their license for a year.  Yes, the officer absolutely did the right thing by arresting this person as to there was an inability to care for themselves due to their state of intoxication.  While I agree that people should not put themselves in this type of situation; however they do as to people make bad decisions on a daily basis.  Do you think this would cause others to chance it aka drive home rather than wait for a cab if they are subject to the same penalty.  Again, I absolutely agree that a police officer should take this person into custody; however, upon learning the circumstances backed up with proof should we waste the courts resources in taking something like this to trial with the message being that regardless of the fact you were doing all the right things to cure the situation by way of securing a safe ride you should still go to jail.  Many times bars close and kick people out so the obvious would be to sit in your car waiting for a cab to take you home rather than drive yourself.

  3. feenix profile image60
    feenixposted 3 years ago

    In my opinion, the person should not be rewarded or prosecuted.

    The reason why the person should not be rewarded is, he/she was merely doing what should have been done. No one deserves a prize for getting drunk.

    And the reason why the person should not be prosecuted is, he/she was not placing anyone in danger by simply sitting in his/her parked vehicle.

    1. chuckandus6 profile image77
      chuckandus6posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with frenetic this pretty much covers my answer.

  4. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 3 years ago

    If they took the steps to not drive drunk, there should be no punishment.
    Not sure I'd reward it, though.

 
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