On Second Thought…


Yesterday I posted about Massachusetts Rep. James Fagan's attempt to slash the state's BAC limit from .08 to .02, effectively zero tolerance. I also noted that Fagan is a criminal defense attorney specializing in DWI cases.

Today, Boston Herald columnist Margerie Eagan explains that Fagan's bill seems to be an attempt to point out the absurdities of existing drunk driving laws.

I'm not a huge fan of introducing absurd legislation to make a political point, but if Fagan's objective was to get lawmakers to stop passing knee-jerk DWI legislation, I was too harsh on him.