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California town considers posting mug shots of drunk drivers

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (NBC) - A California town is considering sharing mug shots of habitual drunk driving offenders on their Facebook page.

The original plan called for the mug shots of everyone arrested on DUI charges to be posted, but Councilman Devin Dwyer scaled back his proposal to habitual offenders in the hope of winning support from other council members.

"If it takes shaming people to save lives, I am willing to do it," Dwyer said. "I'm hoping it prevents others from getting behind the wheel and getting inebriated."

Huntington Beach has the most alcohol-related traffic fatalities in the state of California, per capita. In 2009, 195 people were killed or injured in alcohol-related accidents in the city.

Some residents and privacy advocates are opposed to the plan.

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