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    Plates may tag repeat DUI offenders | | The Daily Times

    Plates May Tag Repeat DUI Offenders
    Md. lawmaker proposes 'scarlet letter' on licenses

    By Greg Latshaw Staff Writer January 26, 2010

    SALISBURY -- Repeated drunken driving convictions result in large fines, jail time and skyrocketing car insurance rates.

    In Maryland, it might soon earn drivers a special license plate.

    Delegate Marvin E. Holmes Jr., a Prince George's County Democrat, has introduced a bill that would require a person convicted of three or more drunken or drugged driving offenses to use a boldly colored license plate identifying the vehicle as being owned by a repeat offender. Holmes unsuccessfully introduced the bill last year and the year before that.

    To Holmes, the benefit of the special plates is twofold. The shame of bearing a "scarlet letter" on a license plate would be a deterrent; secondly, the plates can help alert both other drivers and police to use caution around the vehicle.

    "It's just another tool in the toolbox," Holmes said of his bill, which is House Bill 164.

    In Maryland, there are more than 25,000 drivers with three or more drunken-driving related convictions, said Caroline Cash, executive director of the state chapter for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

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    I think the whole idea is retarded. If you have been convicted of 3 or more DUI's you shouldn't have a f**king license.

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    Default Re: Maryland Repeat DUI Offenders Face Special Plates

    Oh boy, now Scarlet letters?
    I just don't get whats going on these days. Someone is convicted of a crime, pays their debt to society and is further embaressly punished for life!
    How is this even remotely Constitutional?

    Of course, as Prz. Boosh Jr. is reported to have said regarding the Constitution: 'It's just a goddamned piece of paper'



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