Tennessee legislature in drunk driving accident

Reading the paper today I see that one of our lawmakers had an accident and appears to have been drunk. It also appears that he was drunk after attending three legislative sessions. This accident is upsetting on so many different levels.

To begin, and to state the obvious, we have a legislature that has drunk driving accident. A person that we have elected to draft laws to keep us safe. Each year I handle a number of cases where people have been injured by drunk drivers. It is difficult for any family to understand such a senseless crime. I can’t imagine the betrayal a victim would feel if they were hit by a drunk representative.

Second, it really makes you wonder what type of events had he been attending. I have no problem with social and responsible drinking but if we have lobbyist getting our legislature loaded and sending them out on the road, we really need to get control of the situation.

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