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(NW Florida Daily News)   Guy arrested for DUI hands keys to officer, says "Here, I'm done anyway," then asks him to turn on the blue lights while bugging him about what his favorite drink is   (nwfdailynews.com ) divider line 33
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2010-02-22 10:51:04 AM  
well, when you know you're going to jail anyway you may as well have a little fun with it.
 
2010-02-22 11:12:09 AM  
He turned lemons into hard lemonade
 
2010-02-22 11:14:21 AM  

USCLaw2010: He turned lemons into hard lemonade damning evidence.

 
2010-02-22 11:14:31 AM  
What's his FARK handle?
 
2010-02-22 11:14:47 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: well, when you know you're going to jail anyway you may as well have a little fun with it.


If someone is capable of realizing that are screwed and decides to just accept their fate and have some fun with it how drunk can they really be?
 
2010-02-22 11:18:21 AM  
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What's wrong with a little conversation and some lights?

FTFA: The man refused to take a breathalyzer test, the report said. While he was being driven to the Okaloosa County Jail, he asked the officer several times what his favorite alcoholic beverage was and asked him to turn on his blue lights.

Why refuse a breathalyzer, you're already headed to the pokey?
 
2010-02-22 11:21:08 AM  
FTFA: "a motorist reported a Chevrolet S-10 swerving near Helen Back"

"Yeah, I swear, he was swerving all to Helen Back!"
 
2010-02-22 11:21:58 AM  

tuffsnake: The Stealth Hippopotamus: well, when you know you're going to jail anyway you may as well have a little fun with it.

If someone is capable of realizing that are screwed and decides to just accept their fate and have some fun with it how drunk can they really be?


Somebody contact the man's lawyer. He needs protection. I bet he's a FARKER.
 
2010-02-22 11:22:28 AM  

Shakespeare's Monkey: What's wrong with a little conversation and some lights?

FTFA: The man refused to take a breathalyzer test, the report said. While he was being driven to the Okaloosa County Jail, he asked the officer several times what his favorite alcoholic beverage was and asked him to turn on his blue lights.

Why refuse a breathalyzer, you're already headed to the pokey?


You refuse the breathalyzer so that you can take a blood test later when you get to the police dept. The time will let the alcohol process in your system a bit longer, and blood tests are far more accurate than a breathalyzer that probably haven't been calibrated in a year.

Of course, that's just me talking with my GED in law. Anyone else ever hear anything along these lines?
 
2010-02-22 11:27:22 AM  

tuffsnake: If someone is capable of realizing that are screwed and decides to just accept their fate and have some fun with it how drunk can they really be?


well over the driving limit.

well over
 
2010-02-22 11:28:28 AM  

brookgo: Shakespeare's Monkey: What's wrong with a little conversation and some lights?

FTFA: The man refused to take a breathalyzer test, the report said. While he was being driven to the Okaloosa County Jail, he asked the officer several times what his favorite alcoholic beverage was and asked him to turn on his blue lights.

Why refuse a breathalyzer, you're already headed to the pokey?

You refuse the breathalyzer so that you can take a blood test later when you get to the police dept. The time will let the alcohol process in your system a bit longer, and blood tests are far more accurate than a breathalyzer that probably haven't been calibrated in a year.

Of course, that's just me talking with my GED in law. Anyone else ever hear anything along these lines?


I've heard of dozens of people getting out of speeding tickets and DUIs because the companies that make these devices won't release the source code.
 
2010-02-22 11:29:37 AM  

SignumCrucis: After seeing how dangerous drunks are, I will never understand how some Farkers seem to think it would be a good idea to legalize marijuana and other drugs.


7/10. You'll get some action with this one.
 
2010-02-22 11:30:33 AM  

SignumCrucis: After seeing how dangerous drunks are, I will never understand how some Farkers seem to think it would be a good idea to legalize marijuana and other drugs.


A fairly solid troll, but why waste it in a thread thats only going to get 30 posts anyway?
 
2010-02-22 11:31:01 AM  

SignumCrucis: After seeing how dangerous drunks are, I will never understand how some Farkers seem to think it would be a good idea to legalize marijuana and other drugs.


Oh, you again. Marijuana isn't nearly as evil as you seem to think it is. Please provide to the rest of the class some evidence that THC can turn one into a violent maniac like alcohol can.

Yes, any mind-altering substance can be harmful, but you're a god damned idiot if you think that weed is as harmful to society as alcohol is.
 
2010-02-22 11:34:38 AM  

Findanopenmic: SignumCrucis: After seeing how dangerous drunks are, I will never understand how some Farkers seem to think it would be a good idea to legalize marijuana and other drugs.

A fairly solid troll, but why waste it in a thread thats only going to get 30 posts anyway?


Practice? Start in the short threads, work your way up to the gun and religious threads.
 
2010-02-22 11:47:34 AM  
Dad?
 
2010-02-22 12:01:04 PM  

Shakespeare's Monkey: What's wrong with a little conversation and some lights?

FTFA: The man refused to take a breathalyzer test, the report said. While he was being driven to the Okaloosa County Jail, he asked the officer several times what his favorite alcoholic beverage was and asked him to turn on his blue lights.

Why refuse a breathalyzer, you're already headed to the pokey?


If you don't take the breathalyzer your lawyer can fight the charge in court possibly. If you give them evidence that your blood alcohol was above the legal limit, it's all over usually.
 
2010-02-22 12:14:04 PM  
Jack and Dunkin Donuts' coffee?
 
2010-02-22 12:16:26 PM  
Otis? Is that you?


www.jodysgarage.com
 
2010-02-22 12:18:31 PM  
When I got a DUI I puked on the cop during the field sobriety test.

I was lucky I didn't get charged with assault.
 
2010-02-22 12:22:54 PM  

relcec: Why refuse a breathalyzer, you're already headed to the pokey?

If you don't take the breathalyzer your lawyer can fight the charge in court possibly. If you give them evidence that your blood alcohol was above the legal limit, it's all over usually.


Exactly. Either way you are going to lose your license for at least 6 months and spend a lot of money, but at least if you don't blow you might not have a DUI on your record.
 
2010-02-22 12:33:35 PM  
Well, it's nice to see the media staying consistent and covering the important stories. Fark worthy indeed.
 
2010-02-22 12:33:45 PM  

NuclearPenguins: SignumCrucis: After seeing how dangerous drunks are, I will never understand how some Farkers seem to think it would be a good idea to legalize marijuana and other drugs.

Oh, you again. Marijuana isn't nearly as evil as you seem to think it is. Please provide to the rest of the class some evidence that THC can turn one into a violent maniac like alcohol can.

Yes, any mind-altering substance can be harmful, but you're a god damned idiot if you think that weed is as harmful to society as alcohol is.


I think what he's saying is that with how people treat alcohol, they really shouldn't be given the right to another recreation such as weed.

/I agree, myself, because I'd ban alcohol before I'd ban weed.
 
2010-02-22 12:39:03 PM  
///Cool Story bro

I passed on a breathalyzer and took a blood test. My lawyer buddy recommended a his lawyer. $1700 and the Defense lawyer got the blood work thrown out and the tests destroyed. I ended up not even getting the ticket for the right turn on a red light.

So don't ever blow into the machine, do the blood test and get a lawyer.

Second, that night in the drunk tank was one of the best nights I had in my life. Stopped a fight, met a funny rapist, got someone else's blood on me. Learned about the local rap scene from a homeless Somalian and the giant 6'4 man build like a Roman Gladiator who was crazy on PCP/God-knows-what threaten to kill all of us. That dude was ranting and screaming for 6 hours straight. When we did go to sleep, I woke up in the middle of a giant Man-Pile cause that room was freaken freezing. That night was awesome. It was totally worth the $1700 bucks.
 
2010-02-22 01:04:29 PM  
Well, at least you can't accuse the guy of being a mean drunk...
 
2010-02-22 01:42:16 PM  

Shoop008: Exactly. Either way you are going to lose your license for at least 6 months and spend a lot of money, but at least if you don't blow you might not have a DUI on your record.


Or possibly, depending on the officer's mood/corruptibility, if you do...
 
2010-02-22 02:02:50 PM  
FTH: Guy arrested for DUI hands keys to officer, says "Here, I'm done anyway," then asks him to turn on the blue lights while bugging him about what his favorite drink is

Oh my god! A guy arrested for drunk driving was acting like a drunk person.

/not news indeed...
 
2010-02-22 02:03:33 PM  
Yep, depending on where you live, refusing the tests can be a good strategic move. You're denying the police their "case closed" evidence. If it's all they have, a good lawyer might be able to save your bacon.

However, there are some places where refusal carries much harsher penalties than it does elsewhere... like ridiculous shiat like mandatory jail time, loss of license for a year, five figure fines... all designed to ensure that you're just as bad off, if not worse, by refusing. And I've heard some places can legally compel you AND still hold the refusal against you. (i.e. drag you to the hospital, tie you down, and take blood against your will... and still make you face all the penalties of refusal)

Long and short of it, if you ever think you may find yourself facing these issues, you should probably familiarize yourself with your local laws before finding yourself in the situation.

Of course, the best thing to do is to not drink and drive.
 
2010-02-22 02:26:48 PM  

SignumCrucis: After seeing how dangerous drunks are, I will never understand how some Farkers seem to think it would be a good idea to legalize marijuana and other drugs.


Getting high and driving does not even compare to getting drunk and driving????
 
2010-02-22 02:55:40 PM  

kill the umpire: SignumCrucis: After seeing how dangerous drunks are, I will never understand how some Farkers seem to think it would be a good idea to legalize marijuana and other drugs.

7/10. You'll get some action with this one.


I was gonna offer an 8.5.

also, those flashing lights can give you the spins if you're drunk.
 
2010-02-22 05:30:21 PM  

SignumCrucis: After seeing how dangerous drunks are, I will never understand how some Farkers seem to think it would be a good idea to legalize marijuana and other drugs.


yeah, man because prohibition has really worked so far. i mean, i can't find any illicit substances anywhere! and since they were illegalized, no one's even dared to defy the law, it just wouldn't be worth it - and besides, marijuana is way more dangerous than alcohol!

i guess all those people in power really do know everything, and nothing should change, ever - despite popular opinion. i mean laws aren't just a representation of common societal guidelines, they are inviolable tenets of god and the universe!

more jail time for non-violent crime!
 
2010-02-22 06:08:08 PM  
If you throw up before they're able to draw your blood, do you think it would help lower your BAC?

-Just asking out of curiosity you know. I ride the subway, where you can be TRULY drunk and just roll with it. My days of drunk driving thankfully passed without accidents, tickets, or injury.
 
2010-02-22 07:17:36 PM  

NationalHero: If you throw up before they're able to draw your blood, do you think it would help lower your BAC?

-Just asking out of curiosity you know. I ride the subway, where you can be TRULY drunk and just roll with it. My days of drunk driving thankfully passed without accidents, tickets, or injury.


no
 
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