I completely support the new law that sentences drunken drivers to life in prison if they kill first responders. First responders, such as police officers and firemen, put their lives in danger in hope to protect our citizens. We pray they never have to pay the ultimate price due to drunk drivers when this could be prevented by people gaining some sense and responsibility. I also agree that drunk drivers should be put behind bars for life for killing not only first responders, but any innocent victim. All lives are precious and it's not fair that they have to be put at risk due to drunk driving. Running into someone with one's car when under the influence is just like murder. A vehicle and alcohol together is a weapon of destruction just like a gun and bullets.
Here is the link to this classmate's editorial on which I commented: http://andy-theeyesoftexas.blogspot.com/2007/08/drinking-and-driving.html
To read more about the original article go to: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texassouthwest/legislature/stories/DN-officers_18tex.ART.State.Edition1.3b82e05.html