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Should The Pictures Of Those With DUI Warrants be Posted?

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The group "Minnesotans for Safe Driving" is suggesting that the answer should be yes. Their idea is that by posting these pictures, more of these drivers would be stopped from being on the road. The issue came to the forefront again with the deaths of Jessica Vallis and her friend, George Kaffey.

As Fox 9 has reported:

They were killed after police ran a red light and T-boned their car in Brooklyn Center. Witnesses said Vue and his passenger, Choua Yang, tried to run off afterward — but Yang claimed he was just going to cigarettes.

Prosecutors claim Vue’s blood-alcohol level was .22 at the time of the crash, and said his license had been revoked when the crash occurred. There was also a warrant out for his arrest on a previous DUI charge.

The story is heartbreaking as a father discusses the loss of his daughter. He has to be asking why the defendant was on the road and what could have been done to prevent this incident happening to another family.

Publication of more information could be helpful in preventing future issues. But, it seems that there are more direct ways to protect people. This case should be looked at very closely for all of the decisions that were made and how these young people were killed.

Our sorrow goes out to him and all of the family and friends who have been hurt by what happened. The criminal system could be helped by proper funding of the police and the court system. In too many cases people miss that this branch of the government is vital to making sure that we are all safe.