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Letter: Judge was too lenient with drunken drivers

Judge was too lenient with drunken drivers

I am not a drinker, but if I was arrested for drunken driving, I certainly know who I’d want to be judge in my trial: State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr.

A man who was in court for his sixth – yes, sixth – alcohol-related conviction with a second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle was given only seven days in jail, and a mere $2,430 in fines and fees and a one-year conditional discharge.

In another case, on the same day, a woman who pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated with her 6-year-old daughter in the car, received a conditional discharge with no jail time and only $930 in fines and fees.

It is no wonder that there are so many drunks on the road. Shame on you, sir.

Carol Teschemacher