I had an older friend in the 80's who had nine oui's and still got his license back.
It was 'cool' to drive drunk in the 80's, I guess, because people didn't get in much trouble for it.
I had one friend who killed another of my friends in a DWI accident. The guy who was driving is a basket case, having killed his best friend. Not to mention the legal stuff.
The judge actually went light on the sentence, because it was clear nothing would be as bad as killing your best friend.
I got a DWI on my 1978 honda express. I had one beer, and they said I was smoking pot. I lost my license for 18 months. No conviction, and I had to go to the overnight drunk-class, for a whole weekend with people who had real drinking problems.
in portland, maine, I've seen people get written up for DWI on a 10-speed.