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CSP asks for opinions on 'Scarlet Letter' license plates for DUI offenders

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It's a conversation that caught the attention of hundreds of people online. 

Colorado State Patrol conducted a Twitter poll asking if people would support the idea of a 'Scarlet Letter' for DUI offenders on their license plates. 

Hundreds of people responded to the choices of Yes, After 2+ Convictions, Never, and With Special Circumstances. 

Many people even putting in their two cents by responding to the original tweet. 

One twitter user posting "Yes! I have been advocating for these for YEARS!" others not as enthusiastic about the idea. 

Another user tweeting "Alcoholism is a disease. Public Shaming has never cured a disease."

In Colorado Springs, people having mixed reactions as well. 

Several people have criticized the idea by calling it Public Shaming, 'it could be considered as such but then again if the judicial system isn't working properly and they're allowed to go back on the street with or without license, then I think something needs to be done in that respect,' said Henry Medina, a supporter of the idea. 

The tweet was removed after receiving a lot of attention over the weekend. 

A CSP spokesperson tells News 5 the tweet was meant to start a conversation, not to be taken as an official announcement. 

Some states have already done something similar, in Ohio, offenders are required to have a different colored license plate. 

In Minnesota, license plates of offenders start with a 'W' and are known casually as Whiskey Plates. 

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