Friday, February 2, 2007

Department of Redundancy Department

Some more drunk driving news from those tasked with enforcing crime.

This time the DUI rap goes to John Duggan, 41, an NYPD detective - not just your regular beat cop. The victim - whose name has yet to be released - is in critical condition with head injuries at Elmhurst General Hospital in Queens. Mr. Duggan was taken to the same hospital, suffering from a broken ankle and injuries to his head. No word on the detectives BAC or whether or not he will be suspended.

Three police officers have been arrested for driving under the influence in just a little over a week in the New York metro area.

The problem with drunk driving is that the perpetrator usually avoids serious injury - it is the innocent person unfortunate enough to get in the way of the drunk driver who usually suffers the most. Now don't take this statement as me saying all drunk drivers should get maimed, I am just saying that the act of getting behind the wheel a little sauced may seem like it is only affecting the driver, but it is crucial to remember that those at the highest risk of drunk drivers are the sober people driving near them.

Let's hope that Detective John Duggan's victim lives and that the police in the tri-state area improve on their duty to follow the law that they are sworn to uphold.

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