The Orange County Board of Supervisors Tuesday delayed voting on new criminal penalties for allowing underage drinking at home after two supervisors openly clashed over whether it would save lives or encroach on civil liberties, according to the Voice of OC.
This is a pet issue of Supervisor Todd Spitzer, as his former Chief of Staff, Steve Ambriz, who also served on the Orange City Council, was killed by a drunk driver. Of course that is utterly irrelevant to this debate since the lady who crashed into Ambriz’ car was 31 years old, according to the L.A. Times.
Spitzer called in the TV cameras for this meeting, which really frosted the Chairman of the O.C. Board of Supervisors, Shawn Nelson. Kudos to Nelson for bringing up civil liberties, in opposing this measure. Supervisor Bates spoke up too. Continue reading