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2011-08-08 05:58:19 PM
Shocking.
 
2011-08-08 06:00:15 PM
I want one!
 
2011-08-08 06:02:20 PM
Thank goodness! A harmless nobody that we can arrest so that we don't have to put our lives in danger chasing real criminals!

/first
 
2011-08-08 06:02:20 PM
Beer comes in "cartons" in Australia? I would think that tetrapacks would ruin the taste.
 
2011-08-08 06:03:53 PM
Is "esky" named due to Eskimos and their climate?
 
2011-08-08 06:08:01 PM
I think THIS is what you (we) want......
This one is in Berlin but other cities have one.

farm6.static.flickr.com
 
2011-08-08 06:12:03 PM

potterydove: Beer comes in "cartons" in Australia? I would think that tetrapacks would ruin the taste.


Carton of beer = case of beer.

/i think
 
2011-08-08 06:12:05 PM
Oh the ol' cooler scooter. Ride around and pass out freshly shaken beers to the unsuspecting townsfolk. Good times.
 
2011-08-08 06:12:17 PM
What??? Geeez you'd think that the cops would be doing more productive things, like a 3mph chase for 5 minutes(with the sirens screaming) to bust drunk grandma in her motorized disability scooter instead.



/or busting drunk billy on his horse.
//or stealing under age peoples beer(dumping beer on ground is an environmental nightmare, says john law).
 
2011-08-08 06:13:55 PM
You might be a redneck if...........
 
2011-08-08 06:18:44 PM
Wasn't he driving (or sitting) over the influence?
 
2011-08-08 06:20:08 PM
What a waste of a beer cooler. Turn it into a mash tun.
 
2011-08-08 06:24:10 PM
WANT (new window)

/love the wheelie bar
 
2011-08-08 06:27:34 PM
You know sometimes I tihnk that the DUI laws might just be a little silly. I know I'm shocked too.
 
2011-08-08 06:29:31 PM

puddleonfire: I think THIS is what you (we) want......
This one is in Berlin but other cities have one.


Not many girls on bikes around here, anymore ...
 
2011-08-08 06:29:45 PM
You guys joke, but drunk driving is NEVER ACCEPTABLE. No matter the vehicle. If its got wheels,* no drinking. My parents were killed by a drunk guy in a motorized wheelchair. I dont think it infringes on their rights to say that the disabled shouldnt be allowed to drink, unless, instead of their chair or whatever, they get carried around for the evening.

/*hovercraft too
 
2011-08-08 06:32:38 PM

Cyno01: You guys joke, but drunk driving is NEVER ACCEPTABLE. No matter the vehicle. If its got wheels,* no drinking. My parents were killed by a drunk guy in a motorized wheelchair. I dont think it infringes on their rights to say that the disabled shouldnt be allowed to drink, unless, instead of their chair or whatever, they get carried around for the evening.

/*hovercraft too


how about a little red wagon?
 
2011-08-08 06:34:33 PM
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BEER!

MONEY!
 
2011-08-08 06:37:39 PM

pYJE2X7s3rs: So something that's barely a gokart can get you nailed for drunk driving/driving without a license? What about the issue of it not being street legal? If they're considering it a motor vehicle should he also get busted for it not having plates and seat belts? What about riding a bike drunk?



It's Australia; they'll happily give you a trip to jail for doing .05 on a big wheel. For a nation of drunks, they take alcohol and locomotion (excessively) seriously.
 
2011-08-08 06:39:48 PM

pYJE2X7s3rs: What about riding a bike drunk?


that'll get you a DUI. it's absolutely ridiculous. but, that's american politics. pass melodramatic, disproportionate laws, get re-elected. try to pass intelligent laws, well.. that's too hard and doesn't result in re-election.

I drink and ride occassionally. here is my justification: i am as dangerous to others as a person walking drunk. I cannot kill you. I can accidentally fall in front of you, causing you to swerve. this is similar to drunk person walking. If my riding is so bad i that am a threat, i feel like i deserve of public intox, not a DUI. of course, I'm not suicidal, so when i'm bicycling, i never drink too much.
 
2011-08-08 06:42:38 PM

pute kisses like a man: pYJE2X7s3rs: What about riding a bike drunk?

that'll get you a DUI. it's absolutely ridiculous. but, that's american politics. pass melodramatic, disproportionate laws, get re-elected. try to pass intelligent laws, well.. that's too hard and doesn't result in re-election.

I drink and ride occassionally. here is my justification: i am as dangerous to others as a person walking drunk. I cannot kill you. I can accidentally fall in front of you, causing you to swerve. this is similar to drunk person walking. If my riding is so bad i that am a threat, i feel like i deserve of public intox, not a DUI. of course, I'm not suicidal, so when i'm bicycling, i never drink too much.


simple solution, to be safe always drink until you are passed out. It's the responsible thing to do obviously. Somehow MADD will figure out a way to wreck that for us too.
 
2011-08-08 06:47:15 PM

Cyno01: You guys joke, but drunk driving is NEVER ACCEPTABLE. No matter the vehicle. If its got wheels,* no drinking. My parents were killed by a drunk guy in a motorized wheelchair. I dont think it infringes on their rights to say that the disabled shouldnt be allowed to drink, unless, instead of their chair or whatever, they get carried around for the evening.

/*hovercraft too


I am sorry for your loss. I hope you are ok... loosing A parent is bad enough, but both is unimaginable to most of us. How about a more sensible alternative (for a law): No form of powered transportation (that should cover everything... electric, gasoline, propane, etc). As to the issue of disabled rights, If they are inside their house/apt/whatever, thats ok, but drive outside?.... DUI... besides, most powered wheelchairs, scooters, etc have a lever you can throw to disengage the motor, and someone can push you around. Oh, one more thing... you should not be able to get a DUI in your own yard (back or front), but on public property or someone else's property, yes (for the motorized scooter ppl).
 
2011-08-08 06:48:27 PM
Representative of the unwashed masses 2011-08-08 06:27:34 PM
You know sometimes I tihnk that the DUI laws might just be a little silly. I know I'm shocked too.

They've gone way to far (driven by power mad fascists in badges). Sitting in a car with no keys and a motor that can't turn over is now "DUI".
 
2011-08-08 06:51:24 PM

Cyno01: You guys joke, but drunk driving is NEVER ACCEPTABLE. No matter the vehicle. If its got wheels,* no drinking. My parents were killed by a drunk guy in a motorized wheelchair. I dont think it infringes on their rights to say that the disabled shouldnt be allowed to drink, unless, instead of their chair or whatever, they get carried around for the evening.

/*hovercraft too


t0.gstatic.com
 
2011-08-08 06:54:05 PM

OnlyM3: Representative of the unwashed masses 2011-08-08 06:27:34 PM
You know sometimes I tihnk that the DUI laws might just be a little silly. I know I'm shocked too.
They've gone way to far (driven by power mad fascists in badges). Sitting in a car with no keys and a motor that can't turn over is now "DUI".


INTENT INTENT INTENT.

That's all anyone farking cares about anymore. You car is up on blocks and doesn't run but deep down you really WISHED you could have driven drunk. Go directly to jail, do not pass go.
 
2011-08-08 06:56:03 PM

tricycleracer: OnlyM3: Representative of the unwashed masses 2011-08-08 06:27:34 PM
You know sometimes I tihnk that the DUI laws might just be a little silly. I know I'm shocked too.
They've gone way to far (driven by power mad fascists in badges). Sitting in a car with no keys and a motor that can't turn over is now "DUI".

INTENT INTENT INTENT.

That's all anyone farking cares about anymore. You car is up on blocks and doesn't run but deep down you really WISHED you could have driven drunk. Go directly to jail, do not pass go.


I really wanted to do a lot of things doesn't mean I should go to jail for them.
 
2011-08-08 06:56:48 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: tricycleracer: OnlyM3: Representative of the unwashed masses 2011-08-08 06:27:34 PM
You know sometimes I tihnk that the DUI laws might just be a little silly. I know I'm shocked too.
They've gone way to far (driven by power mad fascists in badges). Sitting in a car with no keys and a motor that can't turn over is now "DUI".

INTENT INTENT INTENT.

That's all anyone farking cares about anymore. You car is up on blocks and doesn't run but deep down you really WISHED you could have driven drunk. Go directly to jail, do not pass go.

I really wanted to do a lot of things doesn't mean I should go to jail for them.


*orwell reference*
 
2011-08-08 06:57:18 PM

pute kisses like a man: pYJE2X7s3rs: What about riding a bike drunk?

that'll get you a DUI. it's absolutely ridiculous. but, that's american politics. pass melodramatic, disproportionate laws, get re-elected. try to pass intelligent laws, well.. that's too hard and doesn't result in re-election.

I drink and ride occassionally. here is my justification: i am as dangerous to others as a person walking drunk. I cannot kill you. I can accidentally fall in front of you, causing you to swerve. this is similar to drunk person walking. If my riding is so bad i that am a threat, i feel like i deserve of public intox, not a DUI. of course, I'm not suicidal, so when i'm bicycling, i never drink too much.


Depends on how the law is worded. If it just says vehicle or conveyance, it's technically a DUI.

But I believe my local law specifies a motor vehicle. Which would exclude bicycles but not riding lawn mowers.

Of course, public intox requires nothing more than the cop's say so. (The local county jail won't even perform a breathalyzer test for a simple public intox)
 
2011-08-08 06:58:18 PM



WANT!!
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2011-08-08 07:00:35 PM

mikaloyd: WANT!!
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Make sure you buy a DUI bike too.

www.tampabay.com
 
2011-08-08 07:04:15 PM
Petrie's lawyers won an adjournment from magistrate John Parker as they sought to establish "whether a motorized esky [cooler box] was in fact a motor vehicle."

It has a motor and can transport people, therefore it is a motor vehicle. You can get a DUI operating anything, ANYTHING! with a motor.

/ Dumbass
 
2011-08-08 07:17:52 PM

pxlboy: Representative of the unwashed masses: tricycleracer: OnlyM3: Representative of the unwashed masses 2011-08-08 06:27:34 PM
You know sometimes I tihnk that the DUI laws might just be a little silly. I know I'm shocked too.
They've gone way to far (driven by power mad fascists in badges). Sitting in a car with no keys and a motor that can't turn over is now "DUI".

INTENT INTENT INTENT.

That's all anyone farking cares about anymore. You car is up on blocks and doesn't run but deep down you really WISHED you could have driven drunk. Go directly to jail, do not pass go.

I really wanted to do a lot of things doesn't mean I should go to jail for them.



Farkin thought police.

/adjusts tinfoil hat
 
2011-08-08 07:25:08 PM
What, no links yet to the youtube videos of the guy that keeps getting pulled over while drunk on his lawnmower?

I know they're fakes, but they're an old standby in the "guy arrested for DUI on something that isn't street legal" threads.
 
2011-08-08 07:31:13 PM

pYJE2X7s3rs: So something that's barely a gokart can get you nailed for drunk driving/driving without a license? What about the issue of it not being street legal? If they're considering it a motor vehicle should he also get busted for it not having plates and seat belts? What about riding a bike drunk?


years ago a (past) co-worker named Stan was arrested in Haskell NJ for drunk walking. nicest guy you'd ever meet, no clue why they did that to him.
 
2011-08-08 07:31:24 PM

Krieghund: What, no links yet to the youtube videos of the guy that keeps getting pulled over while drunk on his lawnmower?

I know they're fakes, but they're an old standby in the "guy arrested for DUI on something that isn't street legal" threads.


I know I've read a handful of DUI on lawnmower stories on fark over the years; you sure they're fakes?
 
2011-08-08 08:04:35 PM
Link with plenty of non-street legal DUI's, including George Jones' famous lawn mower

DUI without a car (new window)
 
B A
2011-08-08 08:07:12 PM
Two men were recently arrested in downtown Austin for DUI -- on a horse and a mule.
Link (new window)
 
2011-08-08 08:09:23 PM

tricycleracer: OnlyM3: Representative of the unwashed masses 2011-08-08 06:27:34 PM
You know sometimes I tihnk that the DUI laws might just be a little silly. I know I'm shocked too.
They've gone way to far (driven by power mad fascists in badges). Sitting in a car with no keys and a motor that can't turn over is now "DUI".

INTENT INTENT INTENT.

That's all anyone farking cares about anymore. You car is up on blocks and doesn't run but deep down you really WISHED you could have driven drunk. Go directly to jail, do not pass go.


it's called thought crime...
www.thetechreviewblog.com
 
2011-08-08 08:11:02 PM
The Austin incident was downgraded to PI
 
2011-08-08 08:12:45 PM

misanthropic1: pYJE2X7s3rs: So something that's barely a gokart can get you nailed for drunk driving/driving without a license? What about the issue of it not being street legal? If they're considering it a motor vehicle should he also get busted for it not having plates and seat belts? What about riding a bike drunk?


It's Australia; they'll happily give you a trip to jail for doing .05 on a big wheel. For aBecause they are a nation of drunks, they take have to alcohol and locomotion (excessively) seriously.


FTFM
Oi Oi Oi
 
2011-08-08 08:22:41 PM
Cooler Drifting (new window)
might want to turn the sound down or off
 
2011-08-08 08:38:10 PM

nonzero: misanthropic1: pYJE2X7s3rs: So something that's barely a gokart can get you nailed for drunk driving/driving without a license? What about the issue of it not being street legal? If they're considering it a motor vehicle should he also get busted for it not having plates and seat belts? What about riding a bike drunk?


It's Australia; they'll happily give you a trip to jail for doing .05 on a big wheel. For aBecause they are a nation of drunks, they take have to alcohol and locomotion (excessively) seriously.

FTFM
Oi Oi Oi


I'd say it has more to do with cities designed for horse and cart (IE no freeway grid) with modern populations and vehicular traffic; even with the draconian drink drive enforcement measures (blockade an entire freeway and test every other driver on the road... really?), Oz still has a high road toll compared to the US (where drinking and driving is an integral part of several cultures). Then again, most of Australia has good PT, so the need to drive is greatly reduced.

/tagging cyclists with DUIs is still rather silly, IMHO
 
2011-08-08 08:46:30 PM
I think they should do away with all Laws related to consumption of Alcohol while driving. They should simply get all bad Drivers off of the Road regardless of the reason. If someone kills another Person because of their bad driving, they should spend time in Prison for vehicular Homicide.
 
2011-08-09 03:18:04 AM
I have one of these. Best toy ever, thanks future Santa. The wheelie bars are great and you can do at least 100 yards up on the back wheels. Best thing is that the beero doesn't froth up if you pack it in ice.
 
2011-08-09 04:37:55 PM
Why do they waste time on these things? If it isn't street legal and isn't capable of speeds fast enough to drive in traffic, then it shouldn't really be a DUI. What next, rollerskates?
 
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