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(Some Guy)   You have a scheduled sobriety test as part of your bail conditions for your 5th drunk driving charge. Do you ... wait, don't even need multiple choice for this one   (sheboyganpress.com) divider line 68
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2009-05-28 05:28:05 PM
Whole lotta fail today.
 
2009-05-28 05:31:27 PM
Lemme guess...Drew?
 
2009-05-28 05:31:57 PM
beer?
 
2009-05-28 05:32:10 PM
I usually answer these question-type headlines on FARK with a question "Am I already drunk?", but apparently this headline already answered that question for me.
 
2009-05-28 05:33:06 PM
I was hoping for his mugshot to be as big a trainwreck as his rap sheet, but I'll take what I can get.
 
2009-05-28 05:33:59 PM
That's why we can't have nice things.
 
2009-05-28 05:38:25 PM
www.fotothing.com
 
2009-05-28 05:39:24 PM
the answer is obvious!
Get smashed after the test!
 
2009-05-28 05:39:47 PM
Sometimes you need a drink to calm the nerves before a big test.
 
2009-05-28 05:39:59 PM
It's a disease, so this is really like saying to someone with cancer, "you have chemo tomorrow, but show up without the tumor".

/Isn't it?
 
2009-05-28 05:40:51 PM
Sad...clearly he's got a problem.
 
2009-05-28 05:41:32 PM
So let me see, a 5 time offender has a scheduled sobriety test and he drives to it after drinking?

Facing tops 3 years?

Fail tag must be for the judicial system.
 
2009-05-28 05:42:53 PM
TheIndependent Quote 2009-05-28 05:39:59 PM
It's a disease, so this is really like saying to someone with cancer, "you have chemo tomorrow, but show up without the tumor".

/Isn't it?


NO

I never bought the "it's a disease" crap. It is an addiction. It is very very hard to beat an addiction yet millions of people have done so. Also, you can have an addiction such as alcoholism and still have enough self control not to get behind the wheel.
 
2009-05-28 05:43:47 PM
tbn0.google.com

/oblig
 
2009-05-28 05:44:18 PM
(c)

I win, since nobody else chose (c) yet.
 
2009-05-28 05:45:53 PM
lennavan: So let me see, a 5 time offender has a scheduled sobriety test and he drives to it after drinking?

Facing tops 3 years?

Fail tag must be for the judicial system.


Yeah... it's Wisconsin. I'm not ever sure if your 4th OWI is a felony yet here.
 
2009-05-28 05:47:50 PM
jaimejaim
Sad...clearly he's got a problem.

This.

/pic made my heart feel sad.
//good luck.
///shouldn't be on the road though for sure, so that's good I guess.
 
2009-05-28 05:48:04 PM
Okay, you drink. I dig that.

But why the Christ do these people feel so self-entitled that they get behind the wheel of a car? Even disregarding the laws, it's rude to everyone else in the general vicinity whom you might mow down.
 
2009-05-28 05:50:48 PM
Wait. I want to change my answer.

(2) - I roll big joints.
 
2009-05-28 05:53:32 PM
"Leichtnam was arrested Wednesday after failing a regularly scheduled absolute sobriety test"

He should have taken the Stoli sobriety test....or the Popov one. They are much easier to pass.
 
2009-05-28 05:57:27 PM
ATLien: Sometimes you need a drink to calm the nerves before a big test.

c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com

When he gets nervous, what does Nathan do?
Yeah, what does Nathan do?
He has a little drink!
Yeah, I have a little drink!
 
2009-05-28 06:00:44 PM
Impudent Domain: TheIndependent Quote 2009-05-28 05:39:59 PM
It's a disease, so this is really like saying to someone with cancer, "you have chemo tomorrow, but show up without the tumor".

/Isn't it?

NO

I never bought the "it's a disease" crap. It is an addiction. It is very very hard to beat an addiction yet millions of people have done so. Also, you can have an addiction such as alcoholism and still have enough self control not to get behind the wheel.


I don't know, I saw on Nova that there is a gene for it and everything!

/OK addiction/disease makes little difference, it is a public safety issue which requires these ass-hats to have their cars taken away and lives sent back to pre-combustion era transportation methods... then, if they are found in someone else's car, that car also deserves to be taken away and that person fined (provided it was lent/given and not stolen).
 
2009-05-28 06:01:26 PM
I can't even begin to count the number of times I've been drunk in the last ten years, but I can count the number of times I driven while drunk as that is zero. I have sympathy for those with a drinking problem, but not for those who choose to put themselves in situations where they will drive while drunk. Lock those moronic losers up for the rest of their lives as sooner or later they are going to kill someone.
 
2009-05-28 06:03:00 PM
Hey. Here's an idea. Instead of sending him to jail, how about we send him to a two year rehab program. This man has an obsession of the mind that tells him it is okay to have a drink, and when he does, he is compelled to drink. He really has no defense against it. He is not a criminal by choice, he is just sick. My two cents.
 
2009-05-28 06:06:54 PM
TheIndependant:OK addiction/disease makes little difference, it is a public safety issue which requires these ass-hats to have their cars taken away and lives sent back to pre-combustion era transportation methods... then, if they are found in someone else's car, that car also deserves to be taken away and that person fined (provided it was lent/given and not stolen).

haven't you ever seen someone riding a bicycle and carrying a case of beer? This does happen.
 
2009-05-28 06:08:09 PM
Devil's Playground: Hey. Here's an idea. Instead of sending him to jail, how about we send him to a two year rehab program. This man has an obsession of the mind that tells him it is okay to have a drink, and when he does, he is compelled to drink. He really has no defense against it. He is not a criminal by choice, he is just sick. My two cents.

This sounds like they way we should treat most drug addictions... hmmm... alchol a drug(?) you might be on to something here. Only thing I would also say is that if he doesn't want to go, my prior post still applies.
 
2009-05-28 06:09:25 PM
Devil's Playground: TheIndependant:OK addiction/disease makes little difference, it is a public safety issue which requires these ass-hats to have their cars taken away and lives sent back to pre-combustion era transportation methods... then, if they are found in someone else's car, that car also deserves to be taken away and that person fined (provided it was lent/given and not stolen).

haven't you ever seen someone riding a bicycle and carrying a case of beer? This does happen.


I worked at a gas station, so hells yeah I saw it... I just laugh and take comfort that they can't hurt anyone else :)
 
2009-05-28 06:10:33 PM
Devil's Playground: TheIndependant:OK addiction/disease makes little difference, it is a public safety issue which requires these ass-hats to have their cars taken away and lives sent back to pre-combustion era transportation methods... then, if they are found in someone else's car, that car also deserves to be taken away and that person fined (provided it was lent/given and not stolen).

haven't you ever seen someone riding a bicycle and carrying a case of beer? This does happen.


My father rode my bicycle to get more beer about 8 years ago. He ran into a light pole while checking out an attractive woman... at least that's what he told me.
 
2009-05-28 06:12:01 PM
i12.photobucket.com
 
2009-05-28 06:14:27 PM
Devil's Playground: Hey. Here's an idea. Instead of sending him to jail, how about we send him to a two year rehab program. This man has an obsession of the mind that tells him it is okay to have a drink, and when he does, he is compelled to drink. He really has no defense against it. He is not a criminal by choice, he is just sick. My two cents.

Or there is always the Interlock device, pretty hard to get around that one. I have one for the next year.
 
2009-05-28 06:14:57 PM
TheIndependant:This sounds like they way we should treat most drug addictions... hmmm... alchol a drug

I whole heartedly agree. A drug is a drug.

And yes, if the offer of treatment is refused, lock 'em up to protect others from them.
 
2009-05-28 06:15:06 PM
Devil's Playground: TheIndependant:OK addiction/disease makes little difference, it is a public safety issue which requires these ass-hats to have their cars taken away and lives sent back to pre-combustion era transportation methods... then, if they are found in someone else's car, that car also deserves to be taken away and that person fined (provided it was lent/given and not stolen).

haven't you ever seen someone riding a bicycle and carrying a case of beer? This does happen.


I once saw a guy riding a bicycle and carring a full sized sofa.

But it was in Kenya so that makes it ok.

/god I wish I took a picture
 
2009-05-28 06:17:11 PM
Javelin22

When?
 
2009-05-28 06:17:37 PM
zunkus:here is always the Interlock device, pretty hard to get around that one. I have one for the next year.

Pfffft. Passenger.
 
2009-05-28 06:18:42 PM
Main Entry: absolute sobriety
Part of Speech: n
Definition: a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .02 or less
Example: A BAC of .02 or less is considered absolute sobriety because of the limitations of breath testing devices and the fact that the slight alcohol content of mouthwashes or some medications can influence a test.
Usage: law


Learn something new everyday.
 
2009-05-28 06:25:00 PM
Really...after your third or so dui..they should just revoke you for life in that state. You've obviously shown that you have no regard for the law, or other people's safety.
 
2009-05-28 06:25:28 PM
ATLien: Sometimes you need a drink to calm the nerves before a big test.

A new keyboard. You owe me it.
 
2009-05-28 06:26:56 PM
Devil's Playground: Hey. Here's an idea. Instead of sending him to jail, how about we send him to a two year rehab program. This man has an obsession of the mind that tells him it is okay to have a drink, and when he does, he is compelled to drink. He really has no defense against it. He is not a criminal by choice, he is just sick. My two cents.

/REally? I think he's just an asshole.
 
2009-05-28 06:31:08 PM
Bit'O'Gristle:REally? I think he's just an asshole.

Really? Do you know him personally, or are you just making an assumption based on an article you read on FARK? Ask your self this. Would a normal, thinking person show up drunk to a breathalyzer test?
 
2009-05-28 06:37:11 PM
I'll bet that test was scheduled for 3 or 4 pm. If they had been nice and scheduled it for something more reasonable, like, say, 8:30 am, he may have had a chance. What a bunch of douchebags, can't give a guy a break!

Srsly, WTF is wrong with him. Scheduled: he knew exactly when it was. Drink water, smoke a whole pack of cigs, etc. Lock him up, throw away the key, he's incorrigible. Being impaired doesn't mean you don't know that you shouldn't drive.
 
2009-05-28 06:40:36 PM
If only there were an anonymous organization for people like this fellow, offering steps one could follow to beat whatever this obscure problem he has is.
 
2009-05-28 06:41:26 PM
BarryToink: lennavan: So let me see, a 5 time offender has a scheduled sobriety test and he drives to it after drinking?

Facing tops 3 years?

Fail tag must be for the judicial system.

Yeah... it's Wisconsin. I'm not ever sure if your 4th OWI is a felony yet here.


Link (new window)

This Journal Sentinel article paraphrases a DA saying that we can't tighten the felony OWI laws because there would just be too many cases. Classic.
 
2009-05-28 06:51:12 PM
Warthog: If only there were an anonymous organization for people like this fellow, offering steps one could follow to beat whatever this obscure problem he has is.


I don't think there any organization called "Idiots Anonymous"
 
2009-05-28 06:58:45 PM
TheIndependent: It's a disease, so this is really like saying to someone with cancer, "you have chemo tomorrow, but show up without the tumor".

/Isn't it?


No, not at all really, but nice troll none the less.

Cancer patients cannot leave their tumors at the store and take life "one day at a time".
 
2009-05-28 07:06:51 PM
slithering_wombastage:Cancer patients cannot leave their tumors at the store and take life "one day at a time".

Neither can an untreated alcoholic.
 
2009-05-28 07:15:24 PM
Devil's Playground: slithering_wombastage:Cancer patients cannot leave their tumors at the store and take life "one day at a time".

Neither can an untreated alcoholic.


We're going to need a study citation for your claim.

And just for falsifiability, how WOULD one tell the difference between can't or won't?
 
2009-05-28 07:19:03 PM
Wow, it's my former father-in-law.

Different name, but same pants-pissing guy.
 
2009-05-28 07:20:52 PM
TheIndependent: It's a disease, so this is really like saying to someone with cancer, "you have chemo tomorrow, but show up without the tumor".

/Isn't it?


Bull. Shiat.

Many people are able to overcome drinking problems without any medical treatment at all simply be deciding that they want to stop drinking. Okay, it's not a "simple" thing but many manage it by sheer will alone. Very few people successfully beat cancer by deciding to stop having cancer, no matter how hard they try.
 
2009-05-28 07:21:43 PM
Devil's Playground: zunkus:here is always the Interlock device, pretty hard to get around that one. I have one for the next year.

Pfffft. Passenger.


I've thought of that, but if I have a sober passenger why not let him drive? That way I can use both my hands for consuming drinks instead of having to keep one on the wheel.
 
2009-05-28 07:30:31 PM
dsade:
We're going to need a study citation for your claim.

And just for falsifiability, how WOULD one tell the difference between can't or won't?


I understand your reluctance to accept my statement on the subject. Do a google search on alcoholic gene. There are many, many articles on the subject. As for specific scientific studies, I can not name one. I will tell you that I studied the subject heavily for over 20 years. I attended an organization that had meetings for almost two years with no success at curbing my need, until I actually did twelve things that were I was told to do. That was four days shy of eight years ago. I will tell you that I have recovered from a hopeless state of mind and body. I have worked with numerous people who are still studying, and have seen many succeed, but so many more who don't.
I know personally that it is a matter of can't, not won't, for a TRUE alcoholic.
 
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