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Old 05-21-2013, 20:54   #1
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Don't drink and drive, please!

My neighbor, a perennial drunk, who really didn't realize the extent of his problem, decided to drive home while drunk 2 days ago.

It appears that he ran a red light and a car struck his and put it out of commission. He received a DWI, among other things.

He used to think it was funny being drunk. Maybe he doesn't any more.

His damaged car is impounded @ $30/day.
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Old 05-21-2013, 20:59   #2
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to bad he didnt get effed up . i have no remorse for a drunk driving any vehicle.
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Old 05-21-2013, 21:42   #3
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Bet he's already gotten drunk again in those 2 days.
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Old 05-21-2013, 21:46   #4
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If they only lowered the limit to .05 this could have been prevented!
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Old 05-21-2013, 22:09   #5
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My 26year old BIL was killed by a drunk driver last year. Now his 24yr old widow and two small children are on their own, not to mention my wife losing her baby brother. I hate drunk drivers. I hope they all single vehicle crash and die painfully.
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Old 05-21-2013, 22:13   #6
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How is what your neighbor did an example for the rest of us? HH
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Old 05-22-2013, 00:56   #7
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My 26year old BIL was killed by a drunk driver last year. Now his 24yr old widow and two small children are on their own, not to mention my wife losing her baby brother. I hate drunk drivers. I hope they all single vehicle crash and die painfully.
Works for me.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:12   #8
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I have little tolerance for drunks. and NONE for driving drunks.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:44   #9
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If they only lowered the limit to .05 this could have been prevented!
There is nothing funny about this thread, but that gave me a chuckle. Maybe some type of microstamping on the bottle might help too.

The .05 thing is just another way for the states to generate more revenue. It will do nothing to stop anyone from drinking too much or driving afterwards. DUI's cost a fortune to fix and the more they can issue, the more they can. At my weight, 2 beers an hour over 2 hours according to a calculator I found could put me at .05. Over that time period, I would be surprised if I even had a buzz from 4 beers, much less be impaired enough to not be able to drive. I no longer drink, but when I did, I was responsible. I too have no sympathy for drunk drivers. All this law would do is make it so people who are potentially sober enough to drive and NOT making poor decisions would qualify for a bend over without lube.
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Glad your neighbor did not smoke anyone else. Hopefully he will have so many fines and debt related to this he can no longer drive, that way I don't have to worry about him dumping my wife and 2 year old son.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:31   #11
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My neighbor, a perennial drunk, who really didn't realize the extent of his problem, decided to drive home while drunk 2 days ago.

It appears that he ran a red light and a car struck his and put it out of commission. He received a DWI, among other things.

He used to think it was funny being drunk. Maybe he doesn't any more.

His damaged car is impounded @ $30/day.
If that is all that happened he's lucky, and in the DUI files it's a non-event.

Now, if he asks to borrow YOUR car, I'd say no.
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I have little tolerance for drunks. and NONE for driving drunks.
I have NO tolerance for drunks and even less for drunk drivers.

I spent way too much time, as a supervisor in the trucking industry and as an insurance agent, investigating accidents, where drunk drivers were involoved.
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Old 05-22-2013, 15:26   #13
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If that is all that happened he's lucky, and in the DUI files it's a non-event.

Now, if he asks to borrow YOUR car, I'd say no.
Some time ago I gave him my phone# and offered a ride when he was drunk just for the price of gas and $5.00 maintenance.

He never called.
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Old 05-22-2013, 16:59   #14
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I have a guy on parole that got arrested three times for DWI while he was serving his parole... that's what happens when there aren't enough prisons to keep them all in.
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Old 05-22-2013, 18:36   #15
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My cousin Joe was nearly killed by a Drunk driver.
It was a head on collision on a 55 MPH country road. Had he not been driving a 1980 Dodge Diplomat he probably would have dies.

The drunk however was not so lucky. He was DOA.
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Old 05-22-2013, 18:41   #16
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I have little tolerance for drunks. and NONE for driving drunks.
You probably wouldn't even know that I am drunk. I guess it could be that I don't get "drunk", and maybe just buzzed. But when I drink, I get quiet and sedate.


I would never drive after having even one beer. Besides all you have to lose, what if someone got hurt, and you had to live with it. Even 1 beer, would make me wonder for the rest of my life whether it could have been avoided without that 1 beer.

I am in favor of "DUI" or "DWI" meaning yes or no. Alcohol or not. I guess that would be .001 as the legal limit.
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Old 05-22-2013, 18:44   #17
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I knew a guy in college who got a DUI. We were sitting around the dorm a couple of days later and he was telling a few of us about it. He said "I am lucky I didn't kill myself". I promptly said "no, you are lucky you didn't kill someone else". He never spoke to me again but I think I got my point across.
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Old 05-22-2013, 19:48   #18
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Just heard on news. Guy was DUI over Christmas. He was "sentenced" to two yrs PROBATION and a $500 fine...

Least that is all news reported.

I recall late 70s a lady went wrong way on I 94 with a HUGE car. Ran head on into a Gremlin. Not pretty. (DOA)

She walked away with hardly a bruise. IIRC her comment was "I am drunk, I was drunk last 5 times they arrested me and I will be drunk next time..."
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Old 05-22-2013, 19:51   #19
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My opinion, a drunk driver that kills someone, should be tried for murder.
No excuse for that crap,......
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My opinion, a drunk driver that kills someone, should be tried for murder.
No excuse for that crap,......
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Oh, I heard the guy this morning at 6:45am. Looked out the window and saw that he already had an open beer.
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Old 05-22-2013, 20:40   #23
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I went to lunch, had a couple of margaritas, and drove back to work.


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Seems there were some defenders in this forum of drunks driving, slightly drunk.

Where are you now? BTW, I agree with post #19.
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Glad your neighbor did not smoke anyone else. Hopefully he will have so many fines and debt related to this he can no longer drive, that way I don't have to worry about him dumping my wife and 2 year old son.


Ruining someones life, over an event that didn't really impact anyone else's, seems, well, counter productive......
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