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(Wisconsin State Journal)   Upstanding citizen earns 7th Driving While Intoxicated charge; a bit curious if that previous six-year suspended sentence might kick in now   (host.madison.com) divider line 27
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2012-11-16 04:28:31 PM
why isnt he in prison ??
seriously

I can understand being lenient with the first offense, and only fining and suspending the driver. and making them take weeks of education classes.

but 6 offenses and now 7?
time for the prison clause to kick in
 
2012-11-16 04:43:38 PM
According to the complaint, Salyards failed the field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol concentration of .087. A search of his vehicle found an open can of beer wedged between the seats.

Man, if he's risking a six year sentence, you'd think he would have been drunker. That's just barely over the limit. He probably wasn't even legally drunk by the time they tested him at the station.
 
2012-11-16 05:28:46 PM

Lsherm: According to the complaint, Salyards failed the field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol concentration of .087. A search of his vehicle found an open can of beer wedged between the seats.

Man, if he's risking a six year sentence, you'd think he would have been drunker. That's just barely over the limit. He probably wasn't even legally drunk by the time they tested him at the station.


If this was his first ticket I bet they would have let him go with a .087.
 
2012-11-16 05:38:46 PM
I always liked it when they called it 'DUI'. Easier to say I guess.


/pointless post is pointless
 
2012-11-16 05:51:58 PM

gopher321: I always liked it when they called it 'DUI'. Easier to say I guess.


/pointless post is pointless


An old drunk I used to work with called them "dooeys." As in, "I almost got a dooey last night, but I managed to miss the checkpoint they set up."
 
2012-11-16 06:51:55 PM

gopher321: I always liked it when they called it 'DUI'. Easier to say I guess.


/pointless post is pointless


It has to do with the way the statues are written. One may require affected driving as a result of consumption of alcohol and /or drugs while the other is a per se statute. Some states have both offenses or a combination.
 
2012-11-16 07:13:45 PM
I believe we're too hard on first-few-time offenders where there has been no property damage and no personal injuries. Those people need more rehab and support and less outright punishment.

But this asshat appears not to have learned a damn thing. Ever.
 
2012-11-16 07:14:54 PM
Dammit, from the WI SJ. Don't be from WI. Don't be from WI.

Scott E. Salyards, of Bloomington, Minn.,

YEESSSS!!!!! Not us this time.
 
2012-11-16 07:15:19 PM
Ruuu-rrrrr-aaaaal.
 
2012-11-16 07:19:06 PM
The most famous drunk driving case here in Las Vegas Link
 
2012-11-16 07:25:45 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: Lsherm: According to the complaint, Salyards failed the field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol concentration of .087. A search of his vehicle found an open can of beer wedged between the seats.

Man, if he's risking a six year sentence, you'd think he would have been drunker. That's just barely over the limit. He probably wasn't even legally drunk by the time they tested him at the station.

If this was his first ticket I bet they would have let him go with a .087.


Most likely this.
 
2012-11-16 07:26:18 PM
Had an uncle way back in the day that had 15 DUI's. The state of Idaho finally band him from having a drivers license for life.
 
2012-11-16 07:28:09 PM

Lsherm: gopher321: I always liked it when they called it 'DUI'. Easier to say I guess.


/pointless post is pointless

An old drunk I used to work with called them "dooeys." As in, "I almost got a dooey last night, but I managed to miss the checkpoint they set up."


I thought everybody pronounced it that way.
 
2012-11-16 07:33:55 PM

wambu: I believe we're too hard on first-few-time offenders where there has been no property damage and no personal injuries. Those people need more rehab and support and less outright punishment.


Yeah, I think we should just let them keep doing it until they kill someone.
 
2012-11-16 07:53:55 PM

pottie: Had an uncle way back in the day that had 15 DUI's. The state of Idaho finally band him from having a drivers license for life.


im sure it was very effective considering in most places the penalty for operating while suspended is less stiff than for dui.

15?
 
2012-11-16 08:53:32 PM

Thank You Black Jesus!: pottie: Had an uncle way back in the day that had 15 DUI's. The state of Idaho finally band him from having a drivers license for life.

im sure it was very effective considering in most places the penalty for operating while suspended is less stiff than for dui.

15?


It's not like you get a free pass on DUI because you have no license.
 
2012-11-16 08:56:24 PM

Coelacanth: The most famous drunk driving case here in Las Vegas Link


Dammit, I got something in my eye.

6 weeks isn't enough to come off the high and slowly realise life is the same but with extra complications.
 
2012-11-16 09:20:23 PM

Coelacanth: The most famous drunk driving case here in Las Vegas Link


Wow.
 
2012-11-16 09:22:08 PM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Dammit, from the WI SJ. Don't be from WI. Don't be from WI.

Scott E. Salyards, of Bloomington, Minn.,

YEESSSS!!!!! Not us this time.


That was exactly my reaction.

As for the driver, he was SERIOUSLY going the wrong way down Hwy 26 and never got far enough North to miss Hwy 33. Dipshiat. According to my wife, who lived out that way ( and worked in both Beaver Dam and Horicon!) everybody knows you go north out of Juneau to get to Hwy 33 then West to Beaver Dam. Not South.
 
2012-11-16 09:48:42 PM

SevenizGud: wambu: I believe we're too hard on first-few-time offenders where there has been no property damage and no personal injuries. Those people need more rehab and support and less outright punishment.

Yeah, I think we should just let them keep doing it until they kill someone.


Then you're an idiot. Oh wait -- you're just kidding, right?

I never said what you are advocating. Driving under the influence is already against the law and that didn't stop these people in the first place. It's apparent that repeated draconian punishment does not stop these people either. Perhaps you would be happier if they were all just shot? That would stop repeat offenders.
 
2012-11-16 09:58:05 PM

wambu: I believe we're too hard on first-few-time offenders where there has been no property damage and no personal injuries. Those people need more rehab and support and less outright punishment.

But this asshat appears not to have learned a damn thing. Ever.



I disagree. Seeing as how most first time offenders are teenagers who shouldn't be drinking to begin with, and seeing as how teenagers are stupid and can't be told anything because they already know everything, I think we need to be harsher on first time offender. Here's what I propose:
1st DUI offence: you just lost your right to drive a motor vehicle for 10 years. better get used to taking the bus, dumbass
2nd DUI offence: no licence for you for the rest of your life
3rd DUI offence: mandatory jail time. once we legalize recreational pot, we'll have enough room in prison for these farktards.
 
2012-11-16 10:40:10 PM
Just a thought: Could some of the drunk drivers out there in truth be serial killers?
 
2012-11-16 11:08:02 PM

Cupajo: 1st DUI offence: you just lost your right to drive a motor vehicle for 10 years. better get used to taking the bus, dumbass


Believe it or not, the vast majority of this country doesn't have access to public transportation, even buses. So those people will drive anyway, or more likely, they'll get permission to drive under certain circumstances.
 
2012-11-17 12:36:50 AM
I read the Fark headline and I was all like "Don't be Wisconsin...don't be Wisonsin.....YES! MN!"
 
2012-11-17 01:37:07 AM
Cousin of mine has 5 convictions for DWI. The first three were before she was 18. The first one was her swiping her dads truck and picking up a bunch of her friends to run out to the woods for a kegger, and she got arrested on the way to the party spot with something like 8 kids in the bed of the truck. So she never even got to the place. Her parents aren't drinkers like that at all, so where she got the desire to plow her brains into the mud is anybodies guess.
 
2012-11-17 04:33:23 AM

umad: Lsherm: gopher321: I always liked it when they called it 'DUI'. Easier to say I guess.


/pointless post is pointless

An old drunk I used to work with called them "dooeys." As in, "I almost got a dooey last night, but I managed to miss the checkpoint they set up."

I thought everybody pronounced it that way.


Boston area, everyone I know pronounces all the syllables, like Dee-You-Eye.
 
2012-11-17 06:11:13 PM
Ya know.....I think most of our nation's drunk driving laws are bullshiat, and MADD is nothing but a bunch of prohibitionist idiots. The average legal limits are too low to reflect inebriation that will actually effect one's ability to drive. Breathalyzers are prone to malfunction and can easily be tampered with by police. The laws about being "in control of a vehicle" (i.e., sleeping peacefully in the back seat, or standing next to a vehicle) are beyond stupid and only over-empower police and make victims of innocent people. DUI checkpoints are an unconstitutional power-trip and are regularly abused by police. Our whole puritanical culture as regards alcohol and drug use is ridiculous.

All that said, any asshole who gets busted for DUI or DWI 7 FARKING TIMES needs some serious help in learning the lesson. Like maybe, a nice jail stay, a severe fine, loss of license for everything but work and necessities, and a really thorough beat-down. Maybe even enforced sobriety during probation.

I mean for fark's sake, WTF? I drank like a fish for 20 years and drove all over three states without getting busted even ONCE. Anyone who commits the crime often enough or carelessly enough to get busted 7 times needs to get out of the gene pool and dry up.
 
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