Rick Smith was a friend of mine. We dated during our freshman year of college. He once said, "What's so hard about putting DUI penalties up there with armed robbery?" It is ridiculous to argue that a BAC of .242 could ever "not contribute" to any event while driving.

Given Rick's comment, his opinion on the DUI itself is clear. Torsell put anyone who crossed his path in danger the minute he got behind that wheel.