Man with 12 convictions didn’t see drunk driving as crime

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.”

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