I was once cath’d by a urologist who was at least three martinis into his weekend. He was pissed to be called in because he was on vacation, and the nurses tried four times to cath me but couldn’t.
That fact is, he did a fine job, and I could tell he was lit. The fact is, he did nothing wrong, committed no crime, committed no offense, other than he was not fully facultative and quite a bit pissed off.
Alcohol and drug use proliferates in the military and with our law enforcement, the fire departments are chock full of meth addicts, many teachers keep booze in their car and beneath their desk, but if they manage to function, who cares?
Seriously. Who cares?
The sobriety would have NOTHING to do with my choice of a doctor. I would look at their past performance and go with the best one. End of story. Their BAC has nothing to do with it, until it affects their performance.
That’s the point, and you missed it completely. They are being convicted of someone else’s sins. For instance, if you are black and a black guy commits a crime, should we not convict all blacks?
It’s like that, literally. That is OP’s beef. Had he hit and killed someone, no sympathy, other than I would wonder why his conviction was far more harsh than a sober person who committed the same offense.
We cannot and should not convict someone of a crime until AFTER it is committed.