Simply take away license

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Each year, month and day we hear about drunk driving and the results such as the last incident where the two pedestrians were killed trying to cross the street (Journal, Jan. 1). When are the judges who preside over these cases going to finally get what it takes to realize that this act is the same as getting drunk and shooting someone? It does not have to be continually publicized to know it is wrong. You take a 6,000 to 8,000 pound vehicle and kill someone with it while drunk, then apologize and get a slap on the wrist. If anyone gets caught for DUI they should lose their license forever. It is a privilege to drive, not a right! People who drink and drive make a conscious decision to violate the law. There needs to come a time when we finally get fed up with the DUI violations and say enough is enough! If you drink and drive you will never drive again. This stance on DUI would cause more potential violators to think twice. You don’t have to get into an accident to lose your license, just get caught driving over the legal limit and your license is gone forever. Donald Adams, Auburn