How long do the people of Pennsylvania have to wait for our lawmakers to get up off their apathy? How long do we have to bear the emotional loss, financial burden and the ever-increasing insurance dollars spent on drunken drivers? Is there anyone who hasn't been affected by this gaping hole in our judicial system? Do we have to wait until a senator or a congressman's family member is killed to get some action?
We screen every person boarding planes for that one in 100,000 who is a terrorist. It could be that we saved 300 people. Yet each year thousands are killed on the local highways. How long must we wait for a drunken driving law with teeth? We are not asking the state to screen them, just once caught, put them where they can't get to a car.
How long must we wait for one lawmaker to rise up and protect the people they are supposed to serve?
DANIEL C. BUTTS