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Drunk driving: an analysis

Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this.

Identify any areas that are vague or ambiguous. If none exist, explain how you determined this.

Do you find the source credible? Explain your reasoning.

Identify and name any rhetorical devices used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this.

Identify and name any fallacies used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this.

State one argument made by the author.

Identify the premises and conclusion of the argument.

Is the author's argument valid or invalid, sound or unsound, strong or weak? Explain how you determined this.

Does the author use moral reasoning? If not, explain how you determined this.

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1. Question: Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this.
Answer: The author seems to be biased against any drunken person being behind the wheel, with or without the intention to drive. See last paragraph.

2. Question: Identify any areas that are vague or ambiguous. If none exist, explain how you determined this.
Answer: How could a plan B about fixing a flat tire be having an intoxicating drink? The argument of Smed's lawyer about being judgmentally impaired, and at the same being able to make a decision.

3. Question: Do you find the source credible? Explain your reasoning.
Answer: Yes, because the case sounds valid about drinking and being behind the wheel. No because if you have a flat tire, you don't necessarily call your daughter unless she has a ready solution. You try to call people who could bring you spare tires or call 911. Also, plan B cannot be about having an intoxicating drink.

4. Question: Identify and name any rhetorical devices used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this.
Answer: "If I'm impaired and I'm sitting in the car waiting for some ...

Solution Summary

What should a person who is drunk and alone in a car with a flat tyre do? Should he stay behind the wheel or lie in the back seat? Find out how this matter was resolved!

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