One face, one case: Marquetta Silva

  • Article by: Jane Friedmann
  • Updated: February 11, 2010 - 4:42 PM
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cambec0523Feb. 11, 1011:00 AM

The state should look at altering the legal identification of repeat DWI offenders with tag that prohibts bars and liquor stores from selling them alcohol. Change the laws so that those with the problem cannot legally obtain the substance they have proven they cannot responsibly manage. Make it a crime if others purchase or provide alcohol to repeat DWI offenders.

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teebone7Feb. 11, 1011:10 AM

How many more chances is she going to get? She's been caught driving drunk three times. I wonder how many times she hasn't been caught? It's amazing she hasn't killed anyone yet. Next time we might not be so lucky.

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beaglzFeb. 11, 1011:34 AM

Cambec0523 - The state already marks DL's of repeat offenders with a statement of No Alcohol Purchase. I'm not sure how often stores and bars notice this and refuse service.

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zman44Feb. 11, 1011:43 AM

She seems nice

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ovenman1992Feb. 11, 1011:47 AM

Isn't that only for repeat offenders with a "B" card? I don't think that's routinely done for repeat offenders. I know people with multiple DUI's and they don't have that on their license.

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cst1268Feb. 11, 1011:50 AM

It's my understanding that the state already has something like that in place. The DL/ID has a special marking on it to alert bartenders that the person cannot purchase alcohol. BUT, if the bartender/waitstaff doesn't ask for ID (or knows the person involved and decides not to ask for ID) then.....

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zman44Feb. 11, 1011:51 AM

a continual strain on our healthcare system, do we put something on their license that says they can't buy a Big Mac?

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stryper1961Feb. 11, 1011:52 AM

When an individual repeatedly engages in ILLEGAL behavior that subjects the populace to potentially deadly results the system OWES the people apprpriate action to keep them safe from the obvious threat. This person deserves and should get a sidnificant sentence of incarceration with enough time stayed so that when she is released she has an incentive to NOT engage in the same type of behavior. If she does reoffend then she should be made to serve out the remainder of the sentence as well as the full sentence for for any other violation. When the system quits pussyfooting around and gets serious then we will see results....hopefully positive.

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markml6Feb. 11, 1011:53 AM

I literally laughed out loud

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mypcaccountFeb. 11, 1011:57 AM

What if a friend bought the booze for her? Denying a business the right to conduct business is not the solution. make the penalties stiffer. loose your license for a year, face a 25K fine and do 6 months in jail. Sure that may be overkill BUT look at Europe. They have very little drunk driving arrests. Why, cause the penalties far outweigh the benefits.

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