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Irish Lawmaker: Drunks should use Bicycles, not Cars

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DERRY, Ireland (August 27) – If you’re going to drive home drunk, at least use a bicycle, a lawmaker says. “It’s better (to drive a bicycle drunk) than get home behind the wheel,” said state Sen. Frank V. Sapareto, Derry. “They’re going to get home one way or the other and I’d rather they do […]

DERRY, Ireland (August 27) – If you’re going to drive home drunk, at least use a bicycle, a lawmaker says. “It’s better (to drive a bicycle drunk) than get home behind the wheel,” said state Sen. Frank V. Sapareto, Derry. “They’re going to get home one way or the other and I’d rather they do it in a way that’s not going to kill people. If it’s on a bicycle or a skateboard, fine, so long as the person’s not in a vehicle.”
Sapareto said he will file a bill that would prohibit police from filing charges against people riding bikes while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. “There are no documented cases of a drunken bicyclist killing someone else,” Sapareto said. “The only victim of a person drunk on a bicycle is the bicycle rider.” (MH)

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