When your Premier gets caught driving dead drunk and survives the political fall-out ...
the safety zealots push for and get ridiculously harsh laws.
No one condones drunk driving because it's drunks who do the damage. And those same drunks are going to ignore the new laws the way they ignored the old ones. But someone with a blood alcohol level of .08 is not "drunk". In fact up until today it was considered safe to drive at that level. The people that will be unjustly punished are those caught with blood alcohol between .05 and .08. Oh, and don't forget the damage to businesses that rely on selling a glass of beer or wine with dinner.
So, thanks Premier Campbell, you drunken sot! Too bad you didn't get the boot back in 2003.