As the holidays get closer, the drumbeat of anti-drunk driving campaigns will get louder and law enforcement agencies will implement more patrols to keep drunk drivers off the road. Universally, society does not want dangerous drivers on the road. At the same time, judges don't want to put people in jail who don't need to be there. Many drivers charged with DUI (or DWAI) are non-violent people who are gainfully employed and do not pose a significant threat to society.
An Eaton, Colorado, man was recently sentenced to four years in prison in connection with a DUI-related car accident occurring in December of 2009.