Lesson still to be learned

The Albany County Sheriff's office says three people showed up for a recent STOP-DWI Victim's Impact Panel in Guilderland were legally drunk (and two others had alcohol in their systems). The attendees, who had been convicted of drunk driving and were there to learn about the effect drunk driving has on other people, were tested after "volunteers detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage." The sheriff's office says the allegedly drunk attendees had not driven themselves to the meeting. (Full press release embedded after the jump, along with a tangent.)

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Tangent: We're curious about the rates of repeat drunk driving, which seems to be not uncommon here -- and whether there are places that have had success cutting down that rate through better treatment programs or other methods.


I suspect that the irony of the whole situation was probably lost on the offenders...

They call it Alcohalbany for a reason. Now if only they could have gotten the police spokesman to announce this instead.


Alcohalbany? Seriously? I have never heard that. Is that a college thing? That is painting with a wide and unflattering brush. Smallbany I get, but Alcohalbany...no thanks.

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