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December 28, 2010

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Reader angered by punishment in DUI cases

CHICKASHA — Reader angered by punishment in DUI cases

Dear Editor:

In reference to the newspaper article titled "Three face felony DUI charges in district court." This is totally absurd. I couldn't do anything but laugh.

Our system does absolutely nothing to these people. I know of a man that has killed two people while being intoxicated and is still free to do as he pleases. Nothing but a slap of the hand.

I guess money talks in Chickasha if you have somebody that can keep bailing you out of trouble, keep them around.

These people were all big supporters of the new district attorney in hopes that if a new one came into the picture when it comes his court time in January, he would again be set free. I truly believe that justice will prevail in some form or matter.

When you take another life you must be punished, if not by the law, by our heavenly Father.

I lost a very good friend by a drunk driver that was playing around in a make-shift jeep. This man was a son, a husband and a father to two small children that are having Christmas this year without their daddy. I ask myself, why is the man that caused this having Christmas with his children or loved ones? Something is not right with this picture.

I want these drunk drivers taken off the road. How many do you have to kill or change their families forever before something is done?

I urge our new district attorney, make a name for yourself. Make our county one to hold these people accountable for their actions. You drink and drive and take lives of others, you shall be punished, not in one, two, or three years, but get it over with, take them off the streets. Do it when it happens.

D. O. Hurley

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