To the editors:
On July 4, 2019, my parents were coming to spend the holiday with our family at my home. On the way, their car was hit head-on by a drunk driver. My 76-year-old mother was killed in the car accident, and my 78-year-old father suffered numerous injuries. This was devastating to my family and the community, especially since my mother was my father’s caregiver.
State Rep. Dean Davis (R-Broken Arrow) recently appears to have made the decision to consume alcohol and get behind the wheel to drive a vehicle. His choice put numerous people’s lives in danger that night. This is unacceptable. He should be thankful he did not kill anyone that night, however phone calls this man made from the Broken Arrow jail only displayed a “good ole boy” attitude.
Facing a felony DUI charge, Davis should resign from the state Legislature immediately. It is obvious that his judgment cannot be trusted.
Also, there should be zero tolerance for blood alcohol levels when someone gets behind the wheel to drive a vehicle. No tolerance means no tolerance. Even though Oklahoma law sets the blood alcohol limit for drivers at 0.08 percent, I believe that when a person gets behind the wheel of a vehicle there should be zero alcohol in their blood.
That way, people would not have the choice to “think” they are not legally intoxicated only to cause an innocent person to die. Only then does the driver find out they had a much higher blood alcohol level than the law allows.
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