Tuesday, February 08, 2005

It Was Christmas Eve, Babe...

...in the drunk tank.*

A city councilor wants to bring back the so-called "drunk tank" to force drunken drivers - and possibly other boozed-up scofflaws - to sleep off their buzz.

"Why are we releasing people who are impaired?" City Councilor Rob Consalvo said. "They're a danger to themselves and they're a danger to society."

The proposed law would require drunken drivers to stay in jail for eight hours or until they blow below a .05 on the Breathalyzer.

The law is aimed at preventing drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel after they are bailed out. Another city law bars drunken drivers from retrieving their car until the day after their arrest. Consalvo is considering extending the proposed law to cover anyone arrested for an alcohol-related offense.

To quote my favorite Bay State senator - BRING IT ON! Then bring back the chain gangs to get rid of the rest of this damn snow.

*apologies to Shane