Could DUI Education have Helped this Serial Drunk Driver?

by: Mike Miller

Recently at the blog we looked at a serial offender of driving under the influence (DUI of alcohol who had been arrested 19 times. It has been estimated that for each time caught, a DUI offender has driven while intoxicated 400 times. That means that 68-year-old offender drove in a drunken state almost 8,000 times.

Here is another story of a senior citizen that drives intoxicated quite often and refuses to stay off the road. Jacqueline Luzzani is a serious danger to both herself and the public. The 58-year-old sat in court and could only sit and listen as the judge listed off her long list of drunken driving offenses which include driving under the influence, hit-and-run unattended, driving under the influence and negligent driving. As reported in

This time she was pulled over by a Washington state trooper for not wearing her seatbelt. When the officer approached her window she said “I'm going to tell you right now, I'm drunker than a skunk."

Luzzani’s condition was easy to verify as her speech was slurred, her eyes were bloodshot and she reeked of alcohol.

Her driving record showed four prior DUI charges and another six DUI cases still pending.

Luzzani was supposed to have an ignition interlock device, which is like a Breathalyzer for a car. It won’t start if the driver has been drinking. This was the third time she was caught in a car without one.

According to state law, a DUI is a felony is someone is convicted of four in 10 years. It looks like that in addition to alcohol classes she is going to spend some time behind bars.

Obviously she has serious addiction issues where alcohol is concerned. I mean how many times are you going to roll the dice and hope a pedestrian doesn't walk out in front of you, or you don't take out someone in a crosswalk before seeking help for your alcohol problem?