Question: If an individual comes out of a restaurant or bar and realizes he has had too much to drink, what do we want him to do — if we are truly interested in preventing a drunk driving accident?
Answer: We would like to see that person get into the back seat of his car and sleep it off.
Question: How do we encourage that conduct?
Answer: We don’t punish him for doing it.
Question: Then why do police continue to arrest and the courts continue to convict people who do exactly that for drunk driving?