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How can alcohol help the economy of a county where people are looking for work where there is no work? I think Sunday alcohol sales just does one thing, that is giving people seven days instead of six to drink. This just adds to the problem. I do not see why a meal has to be washed down by a mixed drink, beer or wine. I can enjoy any meal in any restaurant with tea, water, cola or coffee just fine. If this passes the ballot, how will consumption be controlled? At what point do you stop serving a patron? Will you be held responsible if this person has an accident after leaving your establishment?
You are really going to increase accidents, DUI’s, injuries and deaths. I assume you folks are primarily in Indian Land. U.S. 521 goes right through where I would think most of these restaurants will build. Add 200-400 patrons on U.S. 521, along with about 6,000 vehicles daily and you are just asking for some innocent child, adult or even a family to be injured or maybe killed. I think for the most part, the only ones you’ll be helping are law enforcement (writing tickets) EMS, hospitals, doctors, funeral homes and lawyers.
I write this not because I’m mad but because I know what alcohol can do to a family. Back in the summer of 1965, my father loaded up my mom and six of my siblings and on what was to be the usual Sunday drive in the country. My mom did not return. My dad and six siblings wound up in several hospitals ranging from three weeks to four months.
My dad could not attend my mom’s funeral because he was in the hospital with broken ribs. My mom was killed instantly. She left behind 10 children at the age of 42, six of these children were minors, ages 5 to 13. My dad died seven years later of a heart attack. I think it was because he was trying to raise six children as a single dad and working a full-time job.
There are hardly ever any victimless accidents when drivers are intoxicated. Almost every time a DUI accident occurs, someone is hurt or killed and lives are changed forever.
Oh, I forgot to say my mom was taken from us by a drunken driver. Vote no to Sunday alcohol sales - let it be the Lord’s day.