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(Warning Very Disturbing)Best Reason For Not Drivng Drunk I Have Ever Seen

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posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 04:49 PM
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Originally posted by rcwj1975
I arrested a guy for DUI this past summer and his wife and family all called and complained to the department. They said I ruined his life, thanks to me he might lose his job, blah, blah, blah....the man blew a 2.33 and almost crashed his car twice before FINALLY getting it somewhat on the shoulder of the roadway....

I do NOT feel bad for locking up anyone who drives drunk...especially that drunk...I have seen drunks walk away from accidents and their passangers or victims (like in the vid) get taken to the hospital or morgue. Say what you want about cops, but if I have to ruin your life to save people from death, or disfigurement like this woman in the vid...so be it!

Oh and in court the man AND his wife stated, "can't people have a good time without police harassing them" ahhhh the words of societies brightest!!!



I got a DUI, and while my first reaction to what I had to go through was that this was unfair (in terms of the total punishment the following three years)... I am glad that I got arrested that night.

It probably cost me $15,000 and hundreds of hours of my time... but it was worth it.

There are times when I'm depressed or having a bad day, and a technique I use to cheer myself up is to remind myself that I'm lucky I'm not in jail for manslaughter, or even worse: responsible for the death of another person because of my foolishness... because there were many nights where this could of been my destiny.

Not sure if I have God to thank or the Cops... but probably both.

While I do think their are still instances where people get taken advantage of because they were arrested for a DUI,... I can only speak for myself in regards to the system. This time the justice system worked.

(met a guy that got arrested for blowing a .05, when the legal limit is .08)




posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 05:03 PM
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good god man.
good reminder for ignorant fools.

someone mentioned one way around is never to drive...

that would rock if no one drove, but ... lol

or....

just dont drink poison.


blessings



posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 05:14 PM
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Oh my god


Poor woman, and all because some moron thought it would be fine to drive drunk.

I do admit to having been over the limit and driving my car (particularly here in Woomera where there are very few people), but after seeing this I dont think I could ever do it again. Personally I dont want someone elses blood on my hands....for them and their families and friends

This ad should be shown in every country. S & F for bringing it to our attention



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 02:49 PM
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That is so sad....no one should have that happen to them.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 04:43 PM
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As far as I'm concerned, anyone who is found to be impaired whilst operating the motor vehicle that just wiped out an innnocent family, should be subject to the same laws that would apply had he walked up to the family and shot them. Here in Ontario, the police have a program called R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere), and it's one of the most effective deterrants I know of. It involves the police setting up spot checks, in which drivers are checked out for any sign of alcohol consumption. From the time the police officer waves you over, it takes perhaps a minute before you are sent on your way again (if you haven't been drinking), yet I often hear people complain about those 'damn spot checks'. If they didn't drink and drive, they would have nothing to worry about. I was caught in one myself, back in 1980, but I'm still glad to see the cops out conducting their Ride Program, since for every drunk they nail, potentially it's at least one life saved, and that life could be my own or that of someone I love. The night I got caught, I had just left what was my favourite bar, and as I glanced down a street I was riding past, I seen a bunch of flashing lights that I couldn't resist going and checking out. I just about crapped my pants when I realized I had just ridden into the middle of a spot check. I barely blew over the limit, but I was still legally impaired and anyway, it served me right for being so nosey! Even the judge had a chuckle over that one. As a deterrant, the Ride Program worked for me. The fine was bad enough, but the loss of my license for six months was more than enough to insure I never again climbed on my bike after drinking. To all you men and women in uniform who spend those cold and miserable winter nights on the side of the road running a ride program, many, many thanks!



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 05:17 PM
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I drove home drunk ONCE. I wasn't planning on it, i was supposed to stay there at my friends house but his brother was being an asshole and threatened to call the cops on us because...well the kid was an asshole i guess, i still don't know the full details. I only lived two miles away from my friends house but the intersection i had to cross was one of the busiest in the town and there were at least 6 cops on the way. Not something i would recommend. Looking back i feel pretty happy that i didn't kill myself or someone else for that matter.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 10:01 PM
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Best cure for not drinking and driving? Dont be an idiot. If you drink and drive, you are an IDIOT. There is no other way to describe it. Even if you dont hurt anyone or have only had one drink, it is still one of the stupidest decisions you could EVER make. not only for you, but everyone you are near.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 10:04 PM
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How do you blow a 2.33? or do you mean .33?



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 10:11 PM
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This video is used on countless anti-drink driving campaigns and yet it is still plugged. Is this some new awareness spearhead?

I won't applaud you for posting this video because I believe it doesn't appeal to the audience that it should here.

I served a short ban for being slightly (UK system) over the limit the following MORNING, and I was only stopped by police because my rear number plate was so dirty it couldn't be read. The only reason he breathylised me was because it was a standard proceedure conducted by Notts police...even the officer was surprise I toppled the reading.

Irrespective, is this going to be another hate campaign for those pesky drunk drivers? If it is then it warrants a place on another forum not here.

[edit on 22-1-2010 by BAZ752]



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 10:19 PM
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Originally posted by rcwj1975
Guys I appreciate it! As I said DUI isn't a violation that can be overlooked. Way to much can happen and change the lives of so many in an instant. Overlooking a joint in your pocket, been there...but not DUI.

And its sad because here in America, drinking is a new form of cool. Most people don't go have a beer or drink for the taste, they do it because we have SOMEHOW made alcohol part of the culture that says getting drunk, acting a fool, puking, etc ...makes you awesome. I know people who actually drink wine and expensive brews to make themselves seem more educated/effluent.

Going and having a beer or two is great, I do it myself on gameday, but this notion that you HAVE to get drunk, you have to drink when you go out, and if you don't your not "down" or "in" with society is sad...



[edit on 12/27/2009 by rcwj1975]


I fish-tailed avoiding some idiot stopped in the left lane and wrecked my honda. I had two beers an hour earlier and was fine to drive...and I had a quarter ounce of weed with me since I was headed to a friends house to play some gears of war and toke some. Well, needless to say they found it.

I passed the breath analyzer. The cop wrote the report up to make me sound stoned. My eyes were bloodshot from airbags going off in my face and a smoking engine. I now have a DUI having never driven intoxicated! Apparently its called a "presumptive".

My job prospects are bleak now, not to mention I am STILL paying bills accrued during that financial disaster. Yeah, I broke the law, but a DUI?

[edit on 22-1-2010 by SmokeandShadow]

[edit on 22-1-2010 by SmokeandShadow]



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 10:56 PM
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I've never liked holding up victims to make a point...

you could tell us this woman got this way because someone left the soap on the shower floor and 90% of people would rally against soap in the shower...

I for one never drive drunk, never will either...it really isn't safe, so I don't do it.

But this issue like others comes down to the caliber of individuals...

What I'm saying is, we have less morals and care over all as a society, the laws are there because, people WILL (some of them) drive like morons, too drunk and simply not take the extra care ...

things like driving after 11 beers lol

or speeding with a buzz on...

My guess is those same people don't give half the crap the rest of us do most of the time when sober either... or the accidents wouldn't happen as they do... (not talking about every person pulled over at .9 instead of .8 woops)

I'm talking about the people that create things like the OP posted....or are driving when they can't keep the car straight or driving fast impaired...

So over decades we saw this rise in accidents when drinking...

But Booze was always here and it only started getting bad at a point and I think that point rides right along with a loss of common sense and morality among people... maybe just more living in a Box so to speak they just don't "get" how to be safe, know their own limits...

Regardless though

At this point...

They should just put the breath device in all cars...

end the game of cat and mouse already...

Too much manpower...

Too much debate

Too much cost to the whole system...

It does ruin your whole life to get a dui (not literally but enough) it places the public at odds with the police...

Save the loot for public transportation and mandate it around bars even late at night and force the installation...

If no one can start the car drunk... the problem all but ends...



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 11:43 PM
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I agree with the point of this thread however...as Mopus pointed out, we could say...show videos of the victims of shootings or any number of things and see how fast people rally against them, that is of course unless it's things that they (we) need to use on a daily basis such as cars. So why not just take all cars away? Sounds foolish right? I have a better Idea, why not quit lowering the legal limit every 5 or so years and punish accordingly. The drivers who blow .081 are sentenced the same as the drivers who blow higher.

I'm not saying that a lower BAC makes it ok to drive but it should be considered and "just over the legal limit" does not, in my opinion fall into the drunk driver catagory. The stigmata attached to "drunk driving" is absurd. Not every person who has a drink or two and then drives is a drunk driver.

Bottom line here is...MONEY! that's what this boils down to they make tons of cash off of "drunk drivers" the courts, the secondary providers, probation...ect ect. This is what they want that's why the pathetic low legal limit is in place. My heart goes out to the victims of accidents in any case, but as far as the video goes we know not the whole story, did the "victim" become that when they fiscovered the man involved was "intoxicated"?
We just don't know.

I have seen sober people drive just as bad if not worse then a stereotypical "drunk driver" and most people on the road don't pay much attention anyways.Another point I'd like to make is the "professional courtesey that cops get...example: a cop goes out to the game has a few beers and drives home, in the process gets pulled over. As soon as he or she id's themself as a LEO, the entire process changes. There is no mention of the odor oof alcohol, and most times not even a ticket for the origional reason for contact.

In rare cases when the LEO driver in question may have actually had too much to drink...they are escorted home by the contacting officer. I'ts bull and most cops know this to be true. I'd welcome an equal system where the enforcers are also enforced, but one can dream right?



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 12:04 AM
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A good reminder for people but also very, very sad. As I have pointed out on other posts. The modern age is filled with people of all ages who just dont care about other, their families, their friends or even themselves. It isnt a class thing and effects people on every step of the social ladder and it always seems to be the innocent that suffer at the hands of the people.



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 12:10 AM
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Drinking and Driving DID ruin (or changed it radically) my life. I was 16 and on a date. Today is the 27th anniversary of my accident.

Total knee replacement after 3 surgeries, total hip replacement after having it fused for 15 years. Fused spine that is failing, and the rest of my vertebrae are collapsing. I broke my nose and cheekbones, 4 ribs, and had my lungs collapse. Have been in 2 bodycasts over the years and now in a jacket brace. Constant pain. More surgeries than any person should ever have to endure.

On the plus side, I lived. Married well and was able to have 3 wonderful kids. My 16 year old knows the consequences. She sees them everyday.

Just thought I'd share. Still dealing with it 27 years later.



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 12:40 AM
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When I was 13 my first love ever was killed in a sensless wreck, after he rode with some friends going camping, they were leaving town to hit the river, started drinking before leaving, wound up in a horrific wreck before ever getting out of town. It affected me in so many ways, it affected the entire school actually, everyone remembered this tragedy for years to come, I in particular had to struggle with the loss of my friend and boyfriend and the fact that the drunk driver was my brother. 17 yrs old and charged with vehicular homicide. I have lived a lifetime now and each year that goes by it seems people are getting bolder and bolder about driving while drunk, and more young people are involved than ever in fatal crashes. If they only knew, or let it sink in, how much it would change their lives if they become involved in such a wreck.......



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 04:36 PM
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OK, you don't want to focus on the victims. How about the survivors?




posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 03:18 AM
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Doomsday,

Was the dude that blew the .05 driving? If so, then yes, immediate arrest. The national law was revised in 2006 regarding DUI and DD orignally written was "under the limit no arrest "changed to "Drunk or remotely intoxicated or inebriated under arrest immediately no questions"

All,

If you are operating any petrol/electric/human powered transportation craft there is to be no operation of said craft while under the influence of any non prescription, liqour or illicit narcotic as violator's are subject to immediate arrest on site. This works to keep our roads safer for us all.

I own 4,000 cars and can't drive any but that don't bother me as I used to be a very bad alcoholic that liked to drink a little too much and it nearly cost me my home, family, friends and life.

During one overnight in late January 2002 I became irate to the point where my liqour intake had spiraled out of control and went bezerk on my house. I beat my brother with a bat and destroyed my apartment, my hallway. The cops were called. They put me into an ambulance and sent me on an ordered detox hold. This was about 11 in the morning. During the hours of 1230 - 930p I was drifting in and out of an alcoholic coma. During one of the few times I regained consciousness I aksed the ER doc what I had consumed, what I had left and what my BAC was. He turned to me and revealed to me that while I slept I was tested and the lab results came back and confimed me at .390 and that if I would've capped off what I had left that we would not be having that conversation.

I drank approximately 8 24 fl oz. cans of Steel Reserve High Gravity Lager 8.1% alc. by volume. Started about 900pm the night before and did not stop until 1100am the next day. A 14 hour straight drinking marathon. Mind you, during the period of 2000 - 2002 I drank like this every day.

I come to find out later on (2006/2007 timeframe) that 13 cops were dispatched to my house and that during my alcohol fueled frenzy that I flung 2 into the side of the ambu and 1 across the street. They got chequed out and cleared. Thank God! My local PD never filed charges against me for putting 3 cops in the hospital and do forever owe them a debt of gratitude for not arresting me that day or any other pertaining to that day. Upon hearing that I gained a new found respect for the entire law enforcement family. To this day I still owe my life to the Jersey City, New Jersey Metropolitain Police Department and my older brother for not filing charges against me for assault.

I drank my last drop on Feb 19 2003, No more. I have that type of personaity that once I start I can't stop so the best bet is to identify that flaw and avoid at any chance.

I never got my liscence because I liked to drink too much. Nowadays living where I do you don't need a car. My liver may never recover. I can't give blood because of the abuse and torture I put it through between 1998 - 2003.

I am a supporter of the 420 Movement and am dead set against anyone who blazes and then gets behind the wheel. Plain and simple is if you like to party and party hard please do not drive while partying as there will be plenty more parties for you to attend if you don't drive home from them while under the influence of anything.


[edit on 29-1-2010 by TheImmaculateD1]


CX

posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 04:00 AM
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I used to be quite a fair cop when it came to traffic offences, but drink driving was one of those things i just couldn't bend the rules with.

I've mopped up far too many victims of DUI to think even one pint is ok. Yes i know people who can drive fine with a few inside them, but still not as good as if they'd had nothing inside them.

When i was in Germany, sometimes the smashed and bloodied car of the deceased service personnel was left outside the entrance to the camp gates, serving as a grim reminder why you got a taxi rather than risk it.

IMO everyone should take five minutes out of their lives to watch a drink driving ad of some kind, or read the OP's thread here, or swap places with those who have to go and tell the familes that their loved ones have been killed. If you drive with even one inside you, i promise it will make you think next time.



CX.



posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 04:13 AM
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Originally posted by Polynomial C
Holy Freaking S&^T ..

Warn us before you put disturbing stuff like that ..


No don't warn us. Warn us before threads about favourite guns, or pro war but this is important and pertinent and should be seen.

[edit on 29-1-2010 by aorAki]



posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 04:40 AM
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What REALLY bothers me almost as much as the stupidity of the drunk driver is the fact that modern medicine saved that girl's life. I think honestly I would rather have my daughter die and have her memory live on than to have her survive like that. That is horrible and I know if I was in her shoes I would have rather have died as well. I think sometimes modern medicine goes too far in saving a person's life that should have otherwise died. It sounds harsh but I've seen it happen a lot. I believe in an afterlife so I would welcome death in that situation and I hope my family and loved ones would respect that. I'd rather die with honor and some dignity and my memory intact than to survive a crash and live like this youn girl will live.



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