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Originally posted by Hefficide
At least in the US the reality is that a police officer can DUI you even if you are below the limit - all they need say is that they considered you impaired based upon your driving or behavior.
I am not a supporter of anyone who drives drunk - at all. But it is obvious to me that these laws having nothing to do with public safety and everything to do with revenue. The small city I live in, a minor suburb of Atlanta... brand new jail, brand new City Hall, brand new courthouse, brand new "Government Center", brand new "Government and Administration" building, and a fleet of brand new Dodge Chargers for the police force. Everything here, city owned, is brand new, high end, customized to the nth degree, and they flaunt it aggressively.
Thanks people who had a glass of wine with dinner and ended up shelling out about 15k in restitution...
And it is pushing for laws requiring all first-time offenders to have ignition locking devices that prevent cars from starting until breath samples are analyzed.
Tuesday's recommendations were timed to coincide with the deadliest alcohol-related crash in U.S. history. On May 14, 1988, a drunk driver drove his pickup the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky. The truck hit a school bus, killing 24 children and three adults. More than 30 others were hurt.
Wikipedia - His blood alcohol concentration (BAC) the night of the crash was .24 percent—substantially more than the 1988 Kentucky legal limit of .10
Originally posted by wantsome
Why not zero tolerance? (rhetorical) because they need money. Making the limit .05 is nothing more giving the impression that you can drink alcohol and drive.
I know people that drink and drive all the time. My step dad hasn't had a liscenes in 20 years and he drives drunk every day. He drinks his beer while driving and throws the cans out the window. He's had 3 DUI's in the past. I gave up on the situation nothing anyone says to him will make a difference he's going to do it no matter what. He's not a bad guy he has a drinking problem. I just hope the cops catch him before he hurts someone. I've tried to report him to the cops but they won't do anything. They won't set up a trap or anything.
Originally posted by Gazrok
reply to post by bobs_uruncle
I have to look at what is happening these days as an attack by the government on fun. All forms of fun.
You think it's "fun" to drive drunk? The regulation does nothing to regulate drinking, just driving afterwards.