Originally Posted by LoneWolf
If a driver gets pulled over for making an illegal lane change and they are found to be driving drunk, I want the officer to give them a DUI and get them off the road. Who's to say that if they wouldn't have been pulled over that they wouldn't have gotten into an accident and killed another driver. If you think the driver should just be issued a citation for the illegal lane change and sent on his merry way, then you are one stupid son of a bitch.
I don't believe in punishment when someone else's rights haven't been infringed or they haven't been damaged. That is like banning guns, knives, and baseball bats because there is a chance that the person owning them may hurt themselves or others.
Now, this isn't to say that driving drunk is at all a good idea. I, and most people, consider it immoral. I am fine with public pressure against drunk driving. I don't think that government should be able to punish you for something in which there was no victim.