Say what? Well, you have to read this story to believe it, but apparently some people who get arrested for drunk driving really do have a problem seeing it as anything serious.
Take this guy, for instance. He’s been convicted of DUI a dozen times, is in jail for a couple years, but still has trouble seeing what the big dealis. Here’s more from USA Today:
Behind the gray walls of Fox Lake Correctional Institution, Daniel Frisch — in his pale green prison jumpsuit, wire-rimmed glasses and thinning, sandy hair — is counting the days until he is a free man.
The 53-year-old Manitowoc man is one of about 30 people in Wisconsin with at least a dozen drunken driving convictions. He has more than 1,000 days to go before he is released.
Despite his dozen convictions — including the one that landed him at Fox Lake — Frisch doesn’t see himself as an alcoholic. He was never involved in a serious crash or killed anyone as a result of his driving, so he has a hard time understanding why his actions are criminal.
“Maybe that’s part of my problem; I don’t really look at it as a crime,” Frisch said. “It’s hard for me to accept punishment for something I grew up thinking was OK. In some ways I guess I still think it’s OK, but I know I have to stop.”