Law: They're MADD as Hell

A growing protest against the soft treatment of drunk drivers

One day last summer, Tommy Sexton, 15, of Bowie, Md., and some neighbors were driving home after a day of fishing, when a car driven by David Watkins swerved into their lane and hit them. Sexton was killed. Watkins, who was drunk, suffered no injuries on the highway and a mere slap on the wrist in court. He received a two-year probationary sentence and had to pay $200.

Such stories are frighteningly common. Someone is killed in a drunk-driving accident in the U.S. every 23...

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