No need to beat this subject to death, but of course I would not be diligent if I didn't at least put my two-cents in. Spencer Havner, his injury, and the potential charges... what do we think?
I am about as anti-drunk driving as it comes. No doubt, I have been guilty too on more than one occasion in my drinking years. I consider myself lucky to never have killed anyone, as should Spencer Havner if he is indeed found guilty.
Now the interesting thing is the divide on opinion here. There are some calling for his head entirely, and others who say give the kid a break. I say follow the letter of the law.
If Havner is convicted I hope he gets treated like any other drunk driver in this country. He will lose his license, his reputation will be tainted, and hopefully he will learn a lesson. Much like the thousands of people who get arrested for the same crime everyday.
Do I think he should be kicked off the Packers and hung on a tree somewhere, no. Do I think he should pay the same price as everyone else, most definitely.
There is no one who can't call this a dumb move on Havner's part. The nation's stance on drunk driving is both clear and about as in-your-face of a public service message as one can have. Drunk driving kills people and wrecks lives.
If you don't know that by now, you are indeed a dumbass.