I find it absolutely ridiculous that our current Washington Legislature is trying to decide if a fifth DUI conviction will result in a felony. A fifth one? Really? Why is this even a “debate”? It is a no-brainer to me that if an individual doesn’t learn after their first DUI, they won’t learn after their second, third or fourth DUI.
How many innocent people have lost their lives due to someone who had too much to drink and chose to drive? Far too many. That alone should make the case that if you are a repeat DUI offender, then a second DUI conviction should automatically result in a felony. No questions asked. It is time for stiffer penalties, because if that happens maybe some folks will think twice about getting behind the wheel while intoxicated.