Poition Paper Driving Lisence Revoked for Drinking and Driving

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There are many different views towards the topic of whether or not ones driver’s license should be permanently revoked for their first alcohol-related offense. My personal viewpoint towards this controversial and ongoing debate in our society is that a person should have more than one chance with regards to these offences. People under the age of twenty one who are involved in alcohol-related offences are not properly educated to the effects this substance has on the mind and body. Also, first time offenders, no matter their age, are not aware of the consequences their actions carry. Finally, if the offender has the disease of alcoholism there are programs to help them recover. To begin, there are many people under the age of twenty one…show more content…
On my way home I got pulled over by a police officer. I passed all the field sobriety tests but when I blew in the machine I was just barely over the limit. I had to endure lots of fines, D.U.I. court and numerous classes as my consequences. When I was leaving work I did not feel impaired, however, I was. That was the first and last time I will ever drink and drive again. I had learned a lesson that I will never make again. People make mistakes and then usually learn from them, if the state was to permanently take away my license I would consider that extremely unfair. Finally, there are many people who suffer from the disease of addiction such as alcoholism. However, today we are more fortunate because there is a program called Alcoholics Anonymous; which has proven itself to be successful and allowing alcoholics to recover from this terrible disease. This is a twelve step program to help a person deal with their disease. I am also one of those people who has had their disease of addiction arrested through these twelve steps. They have changed my life completely. I never thought I could lose the compulsion to use in my life, but I have. However, there are some people who believe the addiction to alcohol does not have any results of recovery in the twelve steps program Alcoholics Anonymous. According to Richard S. Sandor’s article “Alcoholics Anonymous is Effective in Treating Alcoholism,” in the Alcoholism Opposing Viewpoint, “Recovery from
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