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Published: Wednesday, May 25 2011 4:00 p.m. MDT

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Tooele, UT

Re: The . . . report . . . takes issue with . . . assessments the think tank contends could readily be handled in the private sector.

Good start, but limiting action to rehabilitation or punishment of DUI offenders addresses only half the problem. It leaves entirely intact the obscene, blood money profits of abettors and enablers in the hospitality industry, immunizing them from responsibility for the carnage they help create.

Utahs lax dram shop laws should be amended to extend coverage to brewers, distillers, and distributors, in order to encourage and incentivize their participation in efforts to reduce DUI carnage.

Because of incestuous legislative entanglements with the industry, it seems unlikely, I know. But we can still dream of good, responsive government.

Bronx, NY

So tax money does not go towards any of these services and a private industry contractor provides the services paid for by the offenders. What exactly was the point of southern institute was trying to make again and why did the DN feel the need to print what amounts to a worthless press release from them?

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