Wednesday, December 30, 2009

DA defends tweeting names of DWI arrestees

Last night, Warren Diepraam of the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office appeared on MSNBC to talk about his department's use of Twitter to embarrass motorists arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

When asked whether he thought the plan was problematic because those arrested for DWI were innocent until proven guilty, Mr. Diepraam commented that "We aren't the ones committing DWI, it's the suspects."

So much for the presumption of innocence.

1 comment:

Thomas Hobbes said...

Paul, I think you can stop worrying. Warren has declared on national television that it's "not a significant issue."

By the way, was Warren having a bad day? His entire performance looked like one animated mug shot. I'm just sayin' . . .