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9 DWIs: Don't blame the driver, blame the law

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So how does a driver with eight prior alcohol-related driving convictions still get a license? Maybe we should ask 54-year-old Kenneth Conner of Schenectady, who got pulled over by Rotterdam police Wednesday night and charged with — guess what? — a ninth DWI. But it would probably make more sense to ask Schenectady County prosecutors, judges and New York state lawmakers who have let Conner, and other habitual DWI offenders like him, off with minimal ...

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October 21, 2012
11:46 a.m.

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My friends husband went to jail after his 3rd offense. It's "who ya know" ......So which Judges pocket is Conner in?

October 22, 2012
4:18 p.m.

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Blame both you fools even if this guy had no license he obviously does not care about the law and would continue to drink and drive.

October 24, 2012
8:20 p.m.

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Repeat DWI offenders should be treated the same as sex offenders.

Publish their current address, publish the description and plate number of any other vehicles in the same house. Notify all nearby schools and senior complexes. Put up posters at playgrounds, shopping centers, and wherever people might walk or bicycle about. Place a virtual scarlett "A" on them.