In 2001 there were 3,125 alcohol related collisions, in 2002 there were 3,272 and increase of 147 alcohol related collisions. By 2003 the alcohol related collisions dropped to 3,070 a decrease of 202, in 2004 increase by 43 to 3113 alcohol related collisions. In 2005 the total alcohol related collisions was 3228, 115 alcohol related collisions over the previous year. Do the math, from 2001 until 2005 the Washington State Highway Patrol reported a total of 15,808 alcohol related collisions. Now here we are in 2010 making alcohol available from early morning 6-7am until 2:00am at any convienience store, grocery store, gas station or anywhere that presently sell beer or wine. Well, I am cringing at the thought of making alcohol this convienent, but you had better believe if this initiative pass, I will be LMAO as the alcohol related collisions and deaths increase. Making alcohol available in this fashion will breed more opportunities for armed roberies, hold ups and smash and grabs at gas stations and convienience stores. The aforementioned will no doubt stretch our Law Enforcement capabilities to it limits considering cuts it has suffered due to budget cuts. I’m not going to get into teenage drinking, Alcoholism and domestic violence due to drinking. But I will mention that they will fall victim to our initiative.
October 20, 2010