Originally Posted by NeverMore1701
You're in med school, right? I assume you've dealt with the victims of drunk drivers in some clinical setting or another, in some capacity. I completely believe that anyone who gets behind the wheel while drunk and ruins someone else's life, has forfeited their own.
I did a 1 month rotation on the trauma surgery service in a level 1 trauma center hospital. I have seen what drunk driving can do, and one case in particular will stay with me forever. I'm not going to talk about it due to HIPAA. What I don't believe is that people should take matters into their own hands and dish out justice as they see fit. This is America, not butthole Afghanistan or sub-Saharan Africa. Note that I never said that our punishments for drunk drivers are adequate, nor am I advocating leniency.