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A SIMPLE MEANS OF DETERRING DUIS

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Recently I read in the newspaper about a young man with multiple DUI convictions, and he was still driving. It is a tragedy when anyone is killed in such an easily avoided crime.

The solution is really rather simple. In addition to enforcing our current laws, it should be made a mandate that if a person is caught driving under the influence, his vehicle will be put up for public auction and the money from the auction will go to recompense past victims of DUI.After the first 40 or 50 vehicles are auctioned, the attendant publicity will certainly deter those who may be inclined to drive while intoxicated. No one would consider loaning a car to a high-risk person. With one DUI, the driver's license will be stamped "DUI." That person will than not be able to rent a car.

I urge our Legislature to consider this corrective action that can save so much heartache and grief.

Keith Yorgason

Fruit Heights