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Letter: DWI task force is worthwhile

Nassau County police cars in Syosset on Dec.

Nassau County police cars in Syosset on Dec. 28, 2013. Credit: Jim Staubitser

A letter writer objected to restoring Nassau County's police enforcement team against drunken driving, saying that a decline in arrests doesn't justify the need for the unit ["Not enough proof of drunken driving," May 28]. This is a cockeyed view of the whole situation.

All one has to do is look at the number of arrests over the May 31 weekend to see that, if the number of arrests has dropped, it's not because fewer people are driving drunk. It's that not as many are being caught.

One drunken driving-related fatality is too many.

Martin Siegmann, Bethpage