I always enjoy your replies. I have heard contradicting factors to reach the .08 limit. But you are saying Prima Facia can land someone a DUI at .04 as well (by the way, I almost choked on my hamsalad sandwich when I heard there was a legal limit for commercial PILOTS!!! CDL drivers need to have a .00 limit as do pilots, I have a CDL and driving a 30K lbs truck is much differ than a car). Again, I don't want drunks all over the roads, I doubt any of us do. But I feel that a resonable discretion needs to take place. I know you have the facts, and I know you represent them honestly, that's why I enjoy your responses, but I find it hard to beleive that a middle aged parent would not be able to get a DUI under the circumstances you have talked about, after 2 20oz beers at a ball game. I may be wrong however, just from what I have understood from other sources. As far as field sob tests, I bet many of us would have a tough time passing those completely sober, then add the nervousness that comes from being stopped, etc......
Your question was why do I want a .08 driver rolling down the road, my answer is I don't. But I would rather a .08 be rolling down the road and the goverment concentrating on enforcing the current laws that target/prosecute extensively the TRUE problem..... the habitual offender. These people are the real problem in my opinion, not the barely intoxicated guy on the way home after a business meeting at 9 pm, driving just over the speed limit and porbably driving better than most 65+ year old drivers do anytime of the day. This person does not deserve the poopstorm that comes with a DUI. The .17 guy or the 4 DUI guy or the guy who wants to do 80 in a 45 while at .15 is the folks that need to be held accountable, not that I am an angel by any means.
Anywho.....I appreciate your job and your stance. I have several friends who are cops and respect them greatly for performing a job I would not want, or could not do. Inaddition, you seem to take your profession very seriously, a trate I admire no matter what the job may be.