Jail Time For Drunk Drivers, No Matter What?
Getting caught driving while drinking or otherwise impaired should mean jail time, no matter what according to State Senator Jonathon Perry.
Perry is a member of Governor Bobby Jindal's Task Force on DWI and Vehicular Homicide. Perry says that the current law requires 10 days to 6 months in jail for first time offenders, but judges have the ability to throw that out. Perry says that should not be the case. He says that he wants to change the law to make it mandatory that offenders serve at least some jail time on first time DWI charges.
He says that the current law isn't a large enough deterrent to get people to stop driving while they are impaired. Perry says he is getting criticism from bloggers and folks on Facebook, but he says that doesn't matter, and it does not change his mind: