If knowledge and experience doesn’t stop drunk driving what will?

For months now, nearly every single day, I am reading another story about a  police officer being arrested for drunk or impaired driving and sometimes, like in the story below, while on duty!   I am sure you all heard about and saw the video of the Colorado State Trooper being arrested just a few months ago when citizens called 911 on him for driving erratically.  And, now we have . . .

Detective Joel Vodak, A Sauk County Sheriff’s Department detective, who has been with the department for 15 years, was arrested by state trooper Monday morning for driving drunk on the job.  According to Chip Meister, the Sheriff’s Deparmetn Chief Deputy, Vodak was on duty when his unmarked squad car rear-ended a vehicle stopped on Eighth Street waiting to turn left onto Ash Street in Baraboo around 8 a.m. Monday.

Because of Vodak’s “demeanor and the odor of intoxicants on his breath.” Meister said the Sheriff’s Department called in the State Patrol to investigate Vodak’s driving status.  According to a news release from the Sheriff’s Department, a state trooper arrested Vodak for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, his first offense, and later released him to a “responsible party”.

If our police officers aren’t comprehending the consequences of driving impaired, then how in the world do we expect our teenagers to understand the consequences?

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