NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 01, 1983
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Evansville, IN) Judge William Miller's use of drug Antabuse as alternative to jail for those convicted of drunk driving examined. [MILLER - feels jail sentences are ineffective with drinkers.] Antabuse's impact on drinkers described. [OFFENDERS - prefer drug to jail.] [MILLER - is confident Antabuse provides soc. and economy means of keeping offenders productive.] General support here of Miller's program due to increased alcohol-related driving incidents discussed. [Evansville Medical Society spokesperson Dr. Bruce ROMICK - supports Miller's intentions.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Michael GRADISON - believes sentence is coercion.]
REPORTER: Jim Cummins
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