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Joan Bloom, Edmonds City Councilmember

You know those beer drinking helmets that allow hands-free drinking?

Now that I know we can drink safely, that is, without taking our hands off the wheel, I think we can do away with DUI laws.

No more reaching for the beer should make for safe driving. Of course, while driving, we’ll have to specifically prohibit reading the beer-can label.

I am so glad I learned that hands-free drinking is just as safe as hands-free cell phone use.

Sticklers will assert that it’s not hands-free drinking, itself, that’s dangerous (though still illegal); it’s intoxication, because intoxication le...



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