After reading the article on Tina’s Law (Sun Journal, July 8), and the hardships it brings to violators, I felt compelled to write. The article focused on one Joe Dehetre, and what he and his family have had to endure because of his license revocation.
Excuse me, is my thinking wrong or is Tina’s Law doing exactly what it was intended to do? For the Dehetre family to say they are suffering because of the law doesn’t come close to the suffering the victims of errant drivers are forced to endure.
Referencing a statement by Rep. Larry Sirois of Turner about how one of his constituents is struggling without his license, doesn’t Rep. Sirois have to consider the circumstances that brought about his constituent’s license revocation? I can’t understand how he can feel sorry for anyone who refuses to obey the law after 10 convictions; their driving records speak for themselves.
Very few of us have lily-white driving records, but most of us learn after our second or third offense.
I have no interest in hearing about the hardships these habitual offenders have to live with. Let them endure the pain of losing a loved one in an accident caused by an offender to feel what real pain is.
Tina’s Law is working and doesn’t need to be changed.
The only problem I can see with it is, it became law 10 years too late.
Roland H. Rancourt, Auburn