To the editor:
DWI drivers face losing their license, having embarrassing court appearances, press coverage and heavy fines. These are legal consequences for driver behavior affected by alcohol and/or drugs.
If you drink and drive, you are not only a danger to yourself but also to your passenger, other road users and pedestrians. The risks of drinking are alcohol-related accidents and violence. The effects of alcohol are poor coordination and slurred speech, double vision, decrease of self-control, loss of consciousness and death.
Robert H. Cochran
Formerly of Saranac Lake