In the Peoples Republic of California, the city council members of Huntington Beach are busy tossing around new ideas on how to reduce drunk driving. What tactic made it to the top of the list? Public shaming on Facebook.
After the idea was suggested Monday at a City Council meeting, the city’s Police Department is looking into posting the names of suspected drunk drivers on Facebook, said Lt. Russell Reinhart.
Councilman Devin Dwyer asked police if they could post the names of people arrested for drunk driving on the city’s Facebook page, because the local newspaper has stopped publishing the listings.
“I didn’t think public shaming for driving under the influence was such a bad idea,” Dwyer said. “I would use any tool necessary to bring down the numbers of drunk drivers.”
So before your order that next gin and tonic, imagine what your status update might look like in the morning. Apparently in California that thought it is enough to cure alcoholism completely.
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