December 31, 2005

PROHIBITION BY DEGREES:

Repeat drunken driving arrests fall: 44 percent drop follows start of Melanie's Law (Stephanie Ebbert, December 31, 2005, Boston Globe)

Since Melanie's Law started cracking down on habitual drunk drivers, the number of repeat offenders being arrested has plummeted, records at the Registry of Motor Vehicles show.

Over the last two months, 1,051 repeat offenders were charged with drunken driving, down 44 percent from the same period last year, when 1,889 were charged.


Though seldom acknowledged as such, MADD started one of the most successful social/religious movements of the 20th Century.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 31, 2005 8:54 AM
Comments

Let's Drink to that (but not drive!)

Posted by: Bruno at December 31, 2005 11:18 AM

Have a Happy New Year, all - but not behind the wheel if you are imbibing.

Posted by: obc at December 31, 2005 12:27 PM

MADD started one of the most successful social/religious movements of the 20th Century.

True. And now they can stop.

Posted by: David Cohen at December 31, 2005 1:49 PM

They won't. They have to keep their jobs.

Posted by: jdkelly at December 31, 2005 2:54 PM
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