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Thursday, March 23, 2006

In the state of Texas, undercover agents are being sent into bars to arrest people for being drunk. There may be more to the story, but at first glance this seems like a goofy way to go about things. The overall aim of the mission is to arrest people in hopes of preventing them from getting hurt and or harming other people due to their intoxicated state. This is a good thing, but I think that sending in undercover officers is overkill. Why not set up checkpoints outside the bars instead? Does it really take a covert action to stop someone from getting behind the wheel of a car? I don't think so. Also mentioned in the article as another reason posted by Carolyn Beck is: "There are a lot of dangerous and stupid things people do when they're intoxicated, other than get behind the wheel of a car," Beck said. "People walk out into traffic and get run over, people jump off of balconies trying to reach a swimming pool and miss." What is to say that the designated driver drops off the "drunk" at his/her house and the alleged "dangerous and stupid things" take place at their residence? Try to not ignore the fact that it doesn't even take alcohol for people to do "dangerous and stupid things". People go to bars to socialize and drink some booze. I think that moderation is the key here. Maybe more emphasis should be placed on education and moderation vice busting pub-goers at the pub.


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