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2012-05-05 02:17:35 PM  
Incoming text from Judge Adams:

Blow me
 
2012-05-05 02:22:28 PM  
Why the use of the cool tag? This is more scary than anything.
 
2012-05-05 02:23:07 PM  
Opposite of cool.

While I can't defend DUI, I know several people who are on these blow machines. They've had thier licenses irrevocably suspended, but still have to blow several times a day. If you miss a blow, a single blow, for any reason, you go instantly to jail. Depending on your circumstances that may be a week in jail, or the revocation of a sentence, so 5-10 years in. Granted, it means you don't have to be in jail, so there's a benefit.

But it's rough enough trying to work a job while having one of these things with set schedules, if it was dropped to 'any time I want you're going to drop everything you're doing and blow' that's going to basically shiat can anyones chance of maintaining a job. Most of the people I know on them are absolutely scared shiatless and paranoid about missing a blow (and, as an aside, are sober, working a program, and in a sober living facility as well, so they're doing it for realz yo). Even if you've got the type that can be carried around (which is amusing, see: no car), you have to worry about it staying up and running and other issues.

Like I said, it's nice that they don't have to be in jail. But the machines aren't that great, and DUI is a recent invention. I'd honestly like to see any numbers of people killed by sincere DUI drivers, as opposed to MAD manipulated numbers, and cop bullshiat numbers.
 
2012-05-05 02:25:06 PM  
There's already a bracelet that does that with only skin contact.
Of course spilling alcohol on it will make ring it a positive, but isn,t it the goal of the thing to keep the guy away from alcohol ?
 
2012-05-05 02:31:04 PM  

kroonermanblack: DUI is a recent invention. I'd honestly like to see any numbers of people killed by sincere DUI drivers, as opposed to MAD manipulated numbers, and cop bullshiat numbers.


I dream of a day when driving while stupid is considered impaired driving, so we can see the numbers of people killed by idiots.

I don't advocate drunk driving, but it does seem a bit screwed up how drunk drivers are treated as the only ones personally responsible for any accidents they cause. Anyone else can run over a dozen schoolchildren and as long as they weren't drunk it's fine.
 
2012-05-05 02:38:06 PM  
LOL 4 PM PROVE UR SOBER :P
 
2012-05-05 02:46:06 PM  

Mokmo: There's already a bracelet that does that with only skin contact.
Of course spilling alcohol on it will make ring it a positive, but isn,t it the goal of the thing to keep the guy away from alcohol ?


That works ok until you're at supermarket and somebody drops a bottle of wine that splashes on your ankle.
 
2012-05-05 03:10:27 PM  
Dang, for some people that would be horrid.

Surgeon: "Hold this clamp for me, I have to go blow"
Diver: "Hang on guys, I have to surface to go blow"
Oil Rigger: "Guys, wait on capping that, I have to go blow"
 
2012-05-05 03:13:30 PM  

kroonermanblack: Opposite of cool.

While I can't defend DUI, I know several people who are on these blow machines. They've had thier licenses irrevocably suspended, but still have to blow several times a day. If you miss a blow, a single blow, for any reason, you go instantly to jail. Depending on your circumstances that may be a week in jail, or the revocation of a sentence, so 5-10 years in. Granted, it means you don't have to be in jail, so there's a benefit.

But it's rough enough trying to work a job while having one of these things with set schedules, if it was dropped to 'any time I want you're going to drop everything you're doing and blow' that's going to basically shiat can anyones chance of maintaining a job. Most of the people I know on them are absolutely scared shiatless and paranoid about missing a blow (and, as an aside, are sober, working a program, and in a sober living facility as well, so they're doing it for realz yo). Even if you've got the type that can be carried around (which is amusing, see: no car), you have to worry about it staying up and running and other issues.

Like I said, it's nice that they don't have to be in jail. But the machines aren't that great, and DUI is a recent invention. I'd honestly like to see any numbers of people killed by sincere DUI drivers, as opposed to MAD manipulated numbers, and cop bullshiat numbers.


Too bad, so sad. FU.
 
2012-05-05 03:20:24 PM  

wild9: Dang, for some people that would be horrid.

Surgeon: "Hold this clamp for me, I have to go blow"
Diver: "Hang on guys, I have to surface to go blow"
Oil Rigger: "Guys, wait on capping that, I have to go blow"


Hooker: *Spits dick out of mouth* "Hold on, I have to go blow"
 
2012-05-05 03:25:08 PM  
Made me think of
www.ifc.com
just suck to activate.
 
2012-05-05 03:28:23 PM  
Maybe It's crazy of me to say this, but last time I checked it wasn't illegal to drink. In fact, I believe it's legal to drink even if you've been convicted of DUI. Can someone explain how the hell this can even be vaguely interpreted as legal?
 
2012-05-05 03:45:00 PM  

LazarusLong42: Maybe It's crazy of me to say this, but last time I checked it wasn't illegal to drink. In fact, I believe it's legal to drink even if you've been convicted of DUI. Can someone explain how the hell this can even be vaguely interpreted as legal?


Stipulations as part of your probation. After I got a DUI, I had moved out of state but still had to drive 3 hours back once a month to go piss in a cup for my probation officer. If I had tested positive for drugs/alcohol then I was in violation of my probation and my suspended sentence would go into effect.
 
2012-05-05 04:12:26 PM  

kroonermanblack: Opposite of cool.

While I can't defend DUI, I know several people who are on these blow machines. They've had thier licenses irrevocably suspended, but still have to blow several times a day. If you miss a blow, a single blow, for any reason, you go instantly to jail. Depending on your circumstances that may be a week in jail, or the revocation of a sentence, so 5-10 years in. Granted, it means you don't have to be in jail, so there's a benefit.

But it's rough enough trying to work a job while having one of these things with set schedules, if it was dropped to 'any time I want you're going to drop everything you're doing and blow' that's going to basically shiat can anyones chance of maintaining a job. Most of the people I know on them are absolutely scared shiatless and paranoid about missing a blow (and, as an aside, are sober, working a program, and in a sober living facility as well, so they're doing it for realz yo). Even if you've got the type that can be carried around (which is amusing, see: no car), you have to worry about it staying up and running and other issues.

Like I said, it's nice that they don't have to be in jail. But the machines aren't that great, and DUI is a recent invention. I'd honestly like to see any numbers of people killed by sincere DUI drivers, as opposed to MAD manipulated numbers, and cop bullshiat numbers.


Gee, sorry for the inconvenience. You can just go to jail for the 5-10 instead, off the top, and we'll skip the attempts at supervised release and rehabilitation.
 
2012-05-05 04:12:44 PM  

LazarusLong42: Maybe It's crazy of me to say this, but last time I checked it wasn't illegal to drink. In fact, I believe it's legal to drink even if you've been convicted of DUI. Can someone explain how the hell this can even be vaguely interpreted as legal?


DUI became less about driving while drunk and more about drinking period sometime in the late 90's or so. "Think of the children that will be plowed over by drunk drivers" is usually the first argument you hear when they want to open up a liquor store somewhere, even though the whole point of the liquor store is usually to have your beer at home instead of driving to a bar.
 
2012-05-05 04:42:56 PM  
So part of probation for DUI is not to be drunk at all? That is kind of shiatty.
 
2012-05-05 04:43:29 PM  

kroonermanblack: Opposite of cool.

While I can't defend DUI, I know several people who are on these blow machines. They've had thier licenses irrevocably suspended, but still have to blow several times a day. If you miss a blow, a single blow, for any reason, you go instantly to jail. Depending on your circumstances that may be a week in jail, or the revocation of a sentence, so 5-10 years in. Granted, it means you don't have to be in jail, so there's a benefit.

But it's rough enough trying to work a job while having one of these things with set schedules, if it was dropped to 'any time I want you're going to drop everything you're doing and blow' that's going to basically shiat can anyones chance of maintaining a job. Most of the people I know on them are absolutely scared shiatless and paranoid about missing a blow (and, as an aside, are sober, working a program, and in a sober living facility as well, so they're doing it for realz yo). Even if you've got the type that can be carried around (which is amusing, see: no car), you have to worry about it staying up and running and other issues.

Like I said, it's nice that they don't have to be in jail. But the machines aren't that great, and DUI is a recent invention. I'd honestly like to see any numbers of people killed by sincere DUI drivers, as opposed to MAD manipulated numbers, and cop bullshiat numbers.


As someone who has lost friends to alcoholic farkwits, your friends should have been sentenced to death by the judge. The fact that they are inconvenienced is no farking problem of mine. I don't drive drunk.
 
2012-05-05 04:46:53 PM  

LazarusLong42: Maybe It's crazy of me to say this, but last time I checked it wasn't illegal to drink. In fact, I believe it's legal to drink even if you've been convicted of DUI. Can someone explain how the hell this can even be vaguely interpreted as legal?


Because you've been convicted of being an alcoholic fark who drives while completely plastered. At that point, part of your punishment can in fact be that you are forbidden to drink alcohol.

Last time I checked it was illegal to imprison people yet we have prisons for criminals. How can that POSSIBLY be legal. Oh wait! They committed crimes!
 
2012-05-05 04:50:36 PM  
Good.

Don't drink and drive and you won't have to worry about this.
 
2012-05-05 05:07:46 PM  

wild9: LazarusLong42: Maybe It's crazy of me to say this, but last time I checked it wasn't illegal to drink. In fact, I believe it's legal to drink even if you've been convicted of DUI. Can someone explain how the hell this can even be vaguely interpreted as legal?

Stipulations as part of your probation. After I got a DUI, I had moved out of state but still had to drive 3 hours back once a month to go piss in a cup for my probation officer. If I had tested positive for drugs/alcohol then I was in violation of my probation and my suspended sentence would go into effect.


Ahhh, OK, never mind then. Yes, someone under probation or suspended sentence is obviously still being punished.

At least here in OH, this would be useless for first-time offenders (3 day sentence); I don't know enough to say whether the court system deals with them more or with repeat offenders more.

/Doesn't drink
//Still thinks implied consent laws are a bad idea
 
2012-05-05 05:13:03 PM  

machoprogrammer: So part of probation for DUI is not to be drunk at all? That is kind of shiatty.


LazarusLong42: Maybe It's crazy of me to say this, but last time I checked it wasn't illegal to drink. In fact, I believe it's legal to drink even if you've been convicted of DUI. Can someone explain how the hell this can even be vaguely interpreted as legal?



They also have the choice of going to jail. They were punished to a jail sentence but offered terms of probation if they choose.

kroonermanblack: Granted, it means you don't have to be in jail, so there's a benefit.


I think you didnt focus on this part enough. I get everything you're saying and the blowing in it while at work thing is pretty shiatty but again, you lost sight of this part of your post. All of that inconvenience and annoyance means they don't have to be in jail. Alternatively, they can select jail.
 
2012-05-05 05:18:26 PM  
I shouldn't have a problem with this but I know for a fact those devices dont work worth a damn. A co-worker of mine has the ankle bracelet and has to blow in to the car and hes had to pay out 5 grand so far in lawyer fees to fight false positives, lest they revoke his probation. Hell I was with him in a ditch for 6 hours working when they called one time to tell him his monitor had detected him drinking. Improve the technology cause as it stands, it doesn't work worth a shiat. Then ill be ok with it.
 
2012-05-05 05:29:47 PM  

Shakes999: I shouldn't have a problem with this but I know for a fact those devices dont work worth a damn. A co-worker of mine has the ankle bracelet and has to blow in to the car and hes had to pay out 5 grand so far in lawyer fees to fight false positives, lest they revoke his probation. Hell I was with him in a ditch for 6 hours working when they called one time to tell him his monitor had detected him drinking. Improve the technology cause as it stands, it doesn't work worth a shiat. Then ill be ok with it.


He is welcome to rot in jail like he should be doing if he doesn't want to pay for shiatty monitoring equipment.

I'm not going to cry tears for an inconvenienced alcoholic.
 
2012-05-05 05:35:18 PM  

fluffy2097: Shakes999:

He is welcome to rot in jail like he should be doing if he doesn't want to pay for shiatty monitoring equipment.

I'm not going to cry tears for an inconvenienced alcoholic.


fluffy2097: Because you've been convicted of being an alcoholic fark who drives while completely plastered. At that point, part of your punishment can in fact be that you are forbidden to drink alcohol.

Last time I checked it was illegal to imprison people yet we have prisons for criminals. How can that POSSIBLY be legal. Oh wait! They committed crimes!


fluffy2097: As someone who has lost friends to alcoholic farkwits, your friends should have been sentenced to death by the judge. The fact that they are inconvenienced is no farking problem of mine. I don't drive drunk.



I just want you to know, I'm pretty sure these people were not the drunk driver that killed your friends. I mean, they might be in which case you are very justified in making posts like these but I'm hedging my bets these are not the same people. So you might relax just a little.
 
2012-05-05 05:46:30 PM  

fluffy2097: Shakes999: I shouldn't have a problem with this but I know for a fact those devices dont work worth a damn. A co-worker of mine has the ankle bracelet and has to blow in to the car and hes had to pay out 5 grand so far in lawyer fees to fight false positives, lest they revoke his probation. Hell I was with him in a ditch for 6 hours working when they called one time to tell him his monitor had detected him drinking. Improve the technology cause as it stands, it doesn't work worth a shiat. Then ill be ok with it.

He is welcome to rot in jail like he should be doing if he doesn't want to pay for shiatty monitoring equipment.

I'm not going to cry tears for an inconvenienced alcoholic.


I dare say characterizing all if these people as alcoholics is going a bit far. One can DUI without having a mental illness... well, other than stupidity.
 
2012-05-05 07:01:02 PM  
I'd just go to jail. How do they expect me to deal with everyday life if I can't drink? Might as well be locked up.
 
2012-05-05 07:37:47 PM  

fluffy2097: fark who drives while completely plastered.


it used to be that this statement would be correct, nowadays, not so much. 2 drinks in an hour and you are DUI. Not plastered, but legally done. That is crappy.

I am assuming that this is for habitual offenders, not the oh crap I had 3 wines crowd, so I am not doing terrible with this.

To the person who mentioned that in Ohio it is only 3 days, your wrong. It is 3 days to 6 months or so (alt least in PA). If it was only three days, they would only make the money from fines. With the extra 6 months, they get probation fees too....

I have to wonder a bit about self incrimination on this. Using your own personal equipment against you....just a thought and yes I know they always have the do it or else on their side....

Yes I got a DUI and yes i have lost people to DUI. life happens.

Again, habitual offenders, meaning 3+ times, I might be able to see my way clear on this, first offenders on probation...no way
 
2012-05-05 07:42:13 PM  

lennavan: fluffy2097: Shakes999:

He is welcome to rot in jail like he should be doing if he doesn't want to pay for shiatty monitoring equipment.

I'm not going to cry tears for an inconvenienced alcoholic.

fluffy2097: Because you've been convicted of being an alcoholic fark who drives while completely plastered. At that point, part of your punishment can in fact be that you are forbidden to drink alcohol.

Last time I checked it was illegal to imprison people yet we have prisons for criminals. How can that POSSIBLY be legal. Oh wait! They committed crimes!

fluffy2097: As someone who has lost friends to alcoholic farkwits, your friends should have been sentenced to death by the judge. The fact that they are inconvenienced is no farking problem of mine. I don't drive drunk.

I just want you to know, I'm pretty sure these people were not the drunk driver that killed your friends. I mean, they might be in which case you are very justified in making posts like these but I'm hedging my bets these are not the same people. So you might relax just a little.


Yeah, youve gone from impassioned about being against drunk driving to crazy MADD zealot. So in other words, no one in here cares what you have to say about the subject at this point. Take a deep breath and try again. Or keep screaming about people deserving the death penalty if they drink, whatever.
 
2012-05-05 08:08:34 PM  
Would be easier just to go back to prison. Three hots and a cot on the public dime and outside of the occassional unwanted sexual advances from other inmates, a relatively stress free life.
 
2012-05-05 08:15:21 PM  

LazarusLong42: I dare say characterizing all if these people as alcoholics is going a bit far. One can DUI without having a mental illness... well, other than stupidity.


If you have to drive while drunk, because you don't have the forethought to be sober when you need to drive, you are an alcoholic.

If you can't call a cab when you're drunk, you are also an idiot.

People without problems don't drive drunk.

I've gotten drunk plenty of times, never did I decide to drive myself home. It's not hard unless you have a problem.

If your idea of getting fun is getting plastered. guess what, you've got a problem!
 
2012-05-05 08:19:15 PM  
A few friends of mine had to blow into a device to start their car but not every few hours. They just had to be sober to start the car and every 15 mins had to blow again to keep it running.

/is going to get drunk tonight with the wifey
//we have a DD so we can both drink
///DD or taxie, only way I will drink at a bar
 
2012-05-05 08:33:42 PM  

lennavan: I just want you to know, I'm pretty sure these people were not the drunk driver that killed your friends. I mean, they might be in which case you are very justified in making posts like these but I'm hedging my bets these are not the same people. So you might relax just a little.


Drunk drivers are all the same people.

"I'M A GREAT DRIVER WHEN I'VE BEEN DRINKING I JUST DON'T KNOW WHERE I'VE BEEN OR WHERE I'M GOING! THE TRICK IS TO PRETEND YOU'RE DRIVING A HOVERCRAFT BECAUSE BY THE TIME YOU TRY AND AVOID SOMETHING YOU'VE ALREADY HIT IT! THE BAC LIMIT IS TO LOW! MADD SUCKS!"

Search your feelings Luke. You know it to be true.
 
2012-05-05 08:35:35 PM  
If only there were some sort of service that could be called when one was too intoxicated to drive... perhaps another individual who drove a vehicle full-time who had the profession of providing others with transportation. In theory, you could exchange a predetermined amount of currency or credit (we'll call it a "fare") in order to compensate this person. In exchange for this fare, they could drive you wherever you wanted to go, thus negating the chance of you being arrested by law enforcement for driving while intoxicated.

Maybe we could even paint the vehicles that these individuals would drive the same color across a fleet of vehicles to make sure that people could recognize what kind of car it was when they needed one. Better yet, give these vehicles a distinctive name... like... "taxi"... or something.

I hope that you guys don't think less of me for sharing this obviously-fevered dream. I just wish it were reality.
 
2012-05-05 08:37:39 PM  

Marine1: If only there were some sort of service that could be called when one was too intoxicated to drive... perhaps another individual who drove a vehicle full-time who had the profession of providing others with transportation. In theory, you could exchange a predetermined amount of currency or credit (we'll call it a "fare") in order to compensate this person. In exchange for this fare, they could drive you wherever you wanted to go, thus negating the chance of you being arrested by law enforcement for driving while intoxicated.

Maybe we could even paint the vehicles that these individuals would drive the same color across a fleet of vehicles to make sure that people could recognize what kind of car it was when they needed one. Better yet, give these vehicles a distinctive name... like... "taxi"... or something.

I hope that you guys don't think less of me for sharing this obviously-fevered dream. I just wish it were reality.


Shut up. I'm trying to figure out which 3 of my ignition locks I'm supposed to put my key into. Then I just need to vomit and I'm good to drive.
 
2012-05-05 08:41:48 PM  
On a serious note Marine1,

They even have taxi services that have guys on minibikes dispatched, who drive you home in your own car.

I stand by my claim. If you drive drunk, you are an alcoholic.
 
2012-05-05 09:30:37 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Mokmo: There's already a bracelet that does that with only skin contact.
Of course spilling alcohol on it will make ring it a positive, but isn,t it the goal of the thing to keep the guy away from alcohol ?

That works ok until you're at supermarket and somebody drops a bottle of wine that splashes on your ankle.


In all my years shopping I've never seen this happen.
 
2012-05-05 09:34:26 PM  

fluffy2097: On a serious note Marine1,

They even have taxi services that have guys on minibikes dispatched, who drive you home in your own car.

I stand by my claim. If you drive drunk, you are an alcoholic.


and the stupidity just keeps on coming....

so since all serial killers have neighbors who say that they keep to themselves, if your neighbor thinks that, you must be a serial killer.....gotcha
 
2012-05-05 09:39:22 PM  
One DUI
Loss of license for life
 
2012-05-05 09:40:49 PM  

fluffy2097: On a serious note Marine1,

They even have taxi services that have guys on minibikes dispatched, who drive you home in your own car.

I stand by my claim. If you drive drunk, you are an alcoholic.


I think the strawman you built just tipped over and crushed the whole thread. Im getting out of here before I get locked in a flame war.
 
2012-05-05 09:49:19 PM  

CujoQuarrel: Smeggy Smurf: Mokmo: There's already a bracelet that does that with only skin contact.
Of course spilling alcohol on it will make ring it a positive, but isn,t it the goal of the thing to keep the guy away from alcohol ?

That works ok until you're at supermarket and somebody drops a bottle of wine that splashes on your ankle.

In all my years shopping I've never seen this happen.


me either at the supermarket, only because we do have it like that here. In the liqueur store, yep saw it more than once. What about if you are a bartender? Or a server in a restaurant?

CujoQuarrel: One DUI
Loss of license for life


One poor decision, no matter what it is, should not brand you for life.....depending on the severity of the decision

One rape, sure. One text message from and 18 year old to his 17 year old girlfriend, dumb
 
2012-05-05 10:03:44 PM  

Piizzadude: CujoQuarrel: Smeggy Smurf: Mokmo: There's already a bracelet that does that with only skin contact.
Of course spilling alcohol on it will make ring it a positive, but isn,t it the goal of the thing to keep the guy away from alcohol ?

That works ok until you're at supermarket and somebody drops a bottle of wine that splashes on your ankle.

In all my years shopping I've never seen this happen.

me either at the supermarket, only because we do have it like that here. In the liqueur store, yep saw it more than once. What about if you are a bartender? Or a server in a restaurant?

CujoQuarrel: One DUI
Loss of license for life

One poor decision, no matter what it is, should not brand you for life.....depending on the severity of the decision

One rape, sure. One text message from and 18 year old to his 17 year old girlfriend, dumb


It has to be a conscious decision to drink and drive. If you know you are driving (duh!) DON'T DRINK. Not even one.

It's not a poor decision. It means you are stupid.
 
2012-05-05 10:26:48 PM  

CujoQuarrel: One DUI
Loss of license for life


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-05 10:45:48 PM  

CujoQuarrel: Piizzadude: CujoQuarrel: Smeggy Smurf: Mokmo: There's already a bracelet that does that with only skin contact.
Of course spilling alcohol on it will make ring it a positive, but isn,t it the goal of the thing to keep the guy away from alcohol ?

That works ok until you're at supermarket and somebody drops a bottle of wine that splashes on your ankle.

In all my years shopping I've never seen this happen.


It's not a poor decision. It means you are stupid.


Right, you are flawless I am sure Jesus. You seem to miss out on how easy it is to get a DUI in this day and age. Drink a beer on the way home with a friend, and get in the car within 15 minutes, thats a DUI. Are you drunk. Legally yes, actually no, but you will blow that way.

That isn't a dumb decision. If I am going out with the express intention of drinking for a few hours, then I drive. Your right, dumb decision.
 
2012-05-05 11:03:13 PM  

Piizzadude: Right, you are flawless I am sure Jesus. You seem to miss out on how easy it is to get a DUI in this day and age. Drink a beer on the way home with a friend, and get in the car within 15 minutes, thats a DUI. Are you drunk. Legally yes, actually no, but you will blow that way.

That isn't a dumb decision. If I am going out with the express intention of drinking for a few hours, then I drive. Your right, dumb decision.



"yeth occifer I only drove one beer tonight."

Why is it when people get DUI's they've only ever had one drink....
 
2012-05-05 11:06:21 PM  
I've never had a DUI, but there is a huge difference between being drunk and drinking enough to qualify for a DUI.
 
2012-05-05 11:07:11 PM  

fluffy2097: LazarusLong42: Maybe It's crazy of me to say this, but last time I checked it wasn't illegal to drink. In fact, I believe it's legal to drink even if you've been convicted of DUI. Can someone explain how the hell this can even be vaguely interpreted as legal?

Because you've been convicted of being an alcoholic fark who drives while completely plastered. At that point, part of your punishment can in fact be that you are forbidden to drink alcohol.

Last time I checked it was illegal to imprison people yet we have prisons for criminals. How can that POSSIBLY be legal. Oh wait! They committed crimes!


Get off your high horse you farking retard. DUIs can happen to anybody, alcoholic or not
 
2012-05-05 11:10:10 PM  

fluffy2097: LazarusLong42: I dare say characterizing all if these people as alcoholics is going a bit far. One can DUI without having a mental illness... well, other than stupidity.

If you have to drive while drunk, because you don't have the forethought to be sober when you need to drive, you are an alcoholic.

If you can't call a cab when you're drunk, you are also an idiot.

People without problems don't drive drunk.

I've gotten drunk plenty of times, never did I decide to drive myself home. It's not hard unless you have a problem.

If your idea of getting fun is getting plastered.
guess what, you've got a problem!


The first step is admitting you have a problem
 
2012-05-05 11:13:07 PM  

kroonermanblack: Opposite of cool.

While I can't defend DUI, I know several people who are on these blow machines. They've had thier licenses irrevocably suspended, but still have to blow several times a day. If you miss a blow, a single blow, for any reason, you go instantly to jail. Depending on your circumstances that may be a week in jail, or the revocation of a sentence, so 5-10 years in. Granted, it means you don't have to be in jail, so there's a benefit.

But it's rough enough trying to work a job while having one of these things with set schedules, if it was dropped to 'any time I want you're going to drop everything you're doing and blow' that's going to basically shiat can anyones chance of maintaining a job. Most of the people I know on them are absolutely scared shiatless and paranoid about missing a blow (and, as an aside, are sober, working a program, and in a sober living facility as well, so they're doing it for realz yo). Even if you've got the type that can be carried around (which is amusing, see: no car), you have to worry about it staying up and running and other issues.

Like I said, it's nice that they don't have to be in jail. But the machines aren't that great, and DUI is a recent invention. I'd honestly like to see any numbers of people killed by sincere DUI drivers, as opposed to MAD manipulated numbers, and cop bullshiat numbers.


Then again.....at least here in Jersey you have to be pretty farking hammered to get slapped with an Interlock device on your ride. Like almost double the legal limit. I'm going to get my own license back in a few months after my unfortunate and embarrassing DWI episode, but I skated the Interlock requirements. Did the horseshiat IRDC classes (that's another post altogether) and I'm not risking the charge for driving on a DWI suspension....then they bring the goddamn pain. Mass transit goes to my work, so it honestly could be worse. It's also only a motor vehicle violation so my record is clean. Learned my lesson, that's for goddamn sure.

/don't drink and drive kiddies.
 
2012-05-05 11:21:12 PM  

fluffy2097: Piizzadude: Right, you are flawless I am sure Jesus. You seem to miss out on how easy it is to get a DUI in this day and age. Drink a beer on the way home with a friend, and get in the car within 15 minutes, thats a DUI. Are you drunk. Legally yes, actually no, but you will blow that way.

That isn't a dumb decision. If I am going out with the express intention of drinking for a few hours, then I drive. Your right, dumb decision.


"yeth occifer I only drove one beer tonight."

Why is it when people get DUI's they've only ever had one drink....


I am being serious on that. Have one and get in the car within a half hour, you will blow illegal. I agree that many people use it as an excuse...but I just had one or two...but that doesn't make it any less real when it happens to some.

I got mine, I did my probation and accepted it for what it was. Would I do it again under the exact same circumstances, without a doubt. There was nothing wrong with what I did. I was stone cold sober.

Yep, I will wait while you type something like "dumbass boozer"....

There now lets move along, your and extremist idiot but I wish that I could live in the black and white world you do.

I live in the real world...
 
2012-05-05 11:37:17 PM  

Piizzadude: but I just had one or two


Oh! So now you've had TWO instead of just one.

Maybe it was 2 or 3... It's hard to remember isn't it.

It was definitely less then a 6 pack though. You're pretty sure of that. I think.
 
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