9:45 AM EDT, April 24, 2013
I was very much offended by Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff's statement in The Sun, "I have learned from this mistake." Have you? ("Huff pleads guilty to DUI, says he's 'learned from this mistake,'" April 18).
Eighteen years ago Mr. Huff pleaded guilty to a hit and run with injuries. Obviously he did not learn from that. I assumed Mr. Huff has continued this pattern for the last 18 years until he most recently got caught again. Now he's doing "treatment for alcohol abuse."
From what has been published in the papers and news media, he was extremely arrogant and tried to use his "public office" influence at the time of his arrest.
Now his lawyer wants a "probation before judgment" ruling. I don't think so. Not only did Mr. Huff endanger the lives of other drivers by driving in his intoxicated state, but think about the lawsuits the county would be facing if Mr. Huff collided with another vehicle and injured their occupants.
John Schlaffer, Parkville
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