Letter of the Day (May 31): Drunken driving

  • Updated: May 30, 2014 - 6:50 PM

While the full explanation of I-35 crash is still unclear, it makes you wonder.

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After reading “2 die in wrong-way I-35 crash” (May 31), you can’t help wondering: How could the man who, it would seem, caused the fatal collision have had six drunken-driving convictions and still have had access to a vehicle? The article quoted a State Patrol sergeant as saying that “there is no probable cause at this point” to indicate that alcohol was involved. Still, this driver was basically given six chances to cause an accident, and he was finally successful. Why wasn’t he in prison for his past offenses? Just think — if he had been, that other young man would still be here. So tragic and so unnecessary.

Sharron Ebert, Brooklyn Park

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