Today's U-T has an in-depth story.
The killer, a college-educated professional and father of two, drove all the way from the Bird Rock area to drink with buddies in Encinitas' vibrant downtown scene.
From the Inbox:
A few weeks before this accident happened, 3 council members voted against a Deemed Approved Ordinance (DAO) that would have resulted in real consequences for bar owners who over-served patrons. I appreciate that Teresa Barth and Lisa Shaffer voted in favor of the DAO, but they did not have a 3rd vote to pass it.
I think that a vote to put stricter rules into place would have sent a message to bar owners to be more aware of drunk drivers. I am not opposed to people having fun, but if the council had made a different decision and required GREATER responsibility of bar owners, it might have raised awareness, and Rachel might still be alive.