Thursday, September 18, 2008

Waukesha Council, County Government At Cross-Purposes

Waukesha County has such a problem with drunk driving that it established a special court to handle its boozed-up drivers.

I recall that former Waukesha County District Attorney Paul Bucher was an outspoken advocate for safe, sober roads there; the special court, while winning praise for its effectiveness, is running out of money.

So here's one approach: The Waukesha City Council has decided to allow gas stations to sell beer.

Remember, we're one of the state's with a growing DUI problem - - I read about that in Waukesha's daily paper, The Freeman - - so remind me again why Waukesha's City Council took this step?

To help some service stations make a little more money.

What are the lives of Waukesha-area motorists worth?

Apparently not much more than the price of a twelve-pack.

I'd say that Waukesha County's two largest units of government are working at cross-purposes, though one West Bend blogger's posted response to the news was "Whohoo."


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