Like too many other motorists, Robert Landis didn't let a conviction for drunken driving keep him from drinking and getting behind the wheel again. For three decades, he did it with shocking regularity - until last spring, when he rammed his truck into a motorcyclist, killing him.
Landis' admission of guilt has landed him a lengthy jail term that should keep the West Chester man off the road for many years to come. But the case against what one prosecutor called Chester County's worst drunken driver hardly stands as a victory. It's more of an indictment, which is why the county's district attorney wants the state to hike the minimum jail term for repeat drunken drivers who cause highway deaths.