Opinion

Keep drunks off the road

Here’s a way to make the roads safer and help alcoholics at the same time. I mailed a similar letter to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 1.

Alcoholics need everyone’s help to get over the stupid drinking problem. The government is the only one with enough resources to do it.

No matter how old a person is, the should have to show identification to purchase any kind of alocoholic drink. This includes larges stores, small stores and taverns.

Since all cash registers are on computers now, it would be easy for the police department to put anyone with an alcoholic problem on the list of people who cannot purchase any kind of alcohol.

If the police department would do this, it would make it harder for someone with a drinking problem to purchase more alcohol. If necessary, the police department could get people’s names from alocoholic treatment centers like the Kitsap Recovery Center in Bremerton or the Pioneer Center North in Sedro Woolley, to name just two.

We need to keep the drunks off the road.

Sound Off is a public forum. Articles are selected from letters to the editor or may be written specifically for this feature. Joe Cook Sr. is a Port Orchard resident.

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