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On the DWI Front
Penalties [for drunken driving in the U.S.] are not severe in comparison with other countries. Chances are about three in five that if picked up on a DWI charge in this country, you will be fined only about $50 and perhaps have your license suspended for six months. But in Norway, for instance, anyone convicted of DWI gets a 21-day prison term and must wait from one to 10 years to get his license back. In South Africa, they give you 10 years and a $2,000 fine. In Finland, convicted drunken drivers must work at manual labor for between one and six months. In Russia, they...
-- Robin Adams Sloan