4/28/2005

Drink Driving - no excuse

I'm saddened to see that former Irish government minster Dr. Jim McDaid has been arrested for drink driving. While I realise that politicians are only human and that they make mistakes like the rest of us, this sort of behaviour cannot be igorned. A person of such public prominence should know better. Drink driving is a scourge on society and is responsible for a tragic level of loss of life. Dr. McDaid must apoligise immediately and I would reccomend that, in addition to the criminal sanctions he will face, that he should pay a proportion of his very generous TDs salary to a charity which helps the families of the victims of drink driving.

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