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(Stevens Point Journal)   Wisconsin man facing 11th DUI decides to get creative, pleads not guilty due to insanity. Bonus: sexy mugshot   (stevenspointjournal.com) divider line 67
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2013-01-27 12:50:07 PM

TomD9938: ransack.: Why are Wisconsin's charts in metric? It's WISCONSIN.

They're a cosmopolitan people, Wisconsinites.


You betcha.
 
2013-01-27 12:57:12 PM
Thought this would be about disgraced ex-state senator Randy "Bed" Hopper. He got off the first time he was caught swerving drunkenly all over the road by arguing that his arrest was a liberal conspiracy (yes, WI is that stupid). Second time, not so much.
 
2013-01-27 01:11:54 PM
From '08

More than 475,000 people in Wisconsin have at least one drunken-driving conviction on their record. Nearly 8,000 have five or more. Just one has 15: Mark Allen Warner of River Falls.

All of them occurred before his 40th birthday.

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He's going for the record!
 
2013-01-27 01:20:41 PM
You can't know that you're insane.
 
2013-01-27 01:27:36 PM

tukatz: Uchiha_Cycliste: Fine, you can get off on this one and we take your driver's license and you ARE NOT allowed to drive again. Savvy?

Most of the time they've been revoked.... but there is nothing but a monetary penalty for driving while revoked.  So they continue.... believing, as many do, that it's their right to drive.


take away his car. Prohibit him from registering a vehicle again. Prohibit him from re-obtaining a license. DO NOT prohibit him from buying insurance, if he's gonna violate the other two, we can hope beyond hopes that he keeps himself insured. Yeah... I know, right? =/
There's gotta be a way to stop him from driving.
 
2013-01-27 01:37:54 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: take away his car. Prohibit him from registering a vehicle again. Prohibit him from re-obtaining a license. DO NOT prohibit him from buying insurance, if he's gonna violate the other two, we can hope beyond hopes that he keeps himself insured. Yeah... I know, right? =/
There's gotta be a way to stop him from driving.


They tried this... and people still get around here. There was a guy by Madison about 8-10 years ago who had his girlfriend register the vehicle and didn't have him as a driver on her insurance policy. He still racked up #7, and while waiting for that one to be prosecuted for that he got #8. Only this time instead of swerving a bit he went off the side of a bridge and demolished a car with a couple and their kid inside. Didn't kill them but they'll never a dime from this jackoff.

At we have Wrongful Death in this state to get people to buy a Personal Liability umbrella, though.
 
2013-01-27 01:52:38 PM

Ken VeryBigLiar: Uchiha_Cycliste: take away his car. Prohibit him from registering a vehicle again. Prohibit him from re-obtaining a license. DO NOT prohibit him from buying insurance, if he's gonna violate the other two, we can hope beyond hopes that he keeps himself insured. Yeah... I know, right? =/
There's gotta be a way to stop him from driving.

They tried this... and people still get around here. There was a guy by Madison about 8-10 years ago who had his girlfriend register the vehicle and didn't have him as a driver on her insurance policy. He still racked up #7, and while waiting for that one to be prosecuted for that he got #8. Only this time instead of swerving a bit he went off the side of a bridge and demolished a car with a couple and their kid inside. Didn't kill them but they'll never a dime from this jackoff.

At we have Wrongful Death in this state to get people to buy a Personal Liability umbrella, though.


Damnit. =/

There has got to be a way. Like a little armband that somehow acts as an electro repulsive device that prevents him from driving because when he's in the drivers seat and wearing it The car won't start. I mean I'm sure science could solve this problem were it to work hard enough.
 
2013-01-27 01:57:29 PM
Anyone else click on the link expecting to see someone they know?
 
2013-01-27 02:19:11 PM

BronyMedic: sheep snorter: Since many idiot politicians consider drinking alcohol and driving to be a misdemeanor, where its easier to levy massive fines(which can be declared unconstitutional based on how they levy the fines) instead of actual prison time.

Prison time for DUIs doesn't do shiat. They come right out at the end of their weekend stay and get drunk. It's a lot deeper than "I made a mistake and I'm sorry" once you look at habitual offenders.

Fines hurt them in their wallet, which SOME people will listen to, but it doesn't do anything to a habitual offender. They'll even drive without a license.

The only meaningful way you're going to blunt DUI is to treat the underlying issues.


You want to alter their genes? It's the only way someone stops drinking, besides death
 
2013-01-27 02:39:56 PM

mad_viking: You can't know that you're insane.


That's exacty what the voices in my head tell me.
 
2013-01-27 02:40:36 PM
LOL Wisconsin.  At 11 DUIs, he's probably just now moving off his probationary license.  I forget what the minimum is.
 
2013-01-27 02:42:39 PM

germ78: That said, there are certainly treatments for alcoholism that have come along in the last 10 years or so that show promise. And I wish we weren't so backwards about drugs in this country so we could realize that hallucinogens are the class of drug that shows the greatest promise in treating alcoholism and other addictions.


I have about the same opinion of the War on Civil LibertiesDrugs that you do, but...citation needed.
 
2013-01-27 03:00:18 PM
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2013-01-27 12:50:07 PM
TomD9938: ransack.: Why are Wisconsin's charts in metric? It's WISCONSIN.

They're a cosmopolitan people, Wisconsinites.

You betcha.


Oh yah, I was saying Wisconsinites are actually cosmopolitan folks to a buddy while drinking an old fashioned at the local tavern. Or was that at the friday fish fry at the supper club?
 
2013-01-27 03:48:46 PM

95629: This guy should be charged with attempted murder and jailed as such.

I don't care if he has mental problems or not. He's risking other peoples' lives.


You should care, in the interest of solving the problem and what not. We can only afford to lock so many people up forever before the system collapses.
 
2013-01-27 04:43:05 PM

MaliFinn: Anyone else click on the link expecting to see someone they know?



heh, sort of, yeah. Guy I worked with in Columbus back in the 90s. I looked him up on CCAP just now out of curiosity and I see he's only up to #6.


germ78: That said, there are certainly treatments for alcoholism that have come along in the last 10 years or so that show promise. And I wish we weren't so backwards about drugs in this country so we could realize that hallucinogens are the class of drug that shows the greatest promise in treating alcoholism and other addictions.



Glad to hear that. I remember reading a while ago how Native American Peyote practitioners have been alcoholism for a couple hundred years now, which I found amazing. It's good that modern medicine's finally catching up...
 
2013-01-27 05:32:58 PM
Ahh yes, Portage County. Between the rednecks and the UWSP students, it's quite possibly the drunkest county in the state.

/Is a UWSP grad.
//Fondly remebers Friday nights on The Square, before they put in that stupid farking fountain.
///Would get a good three beer buzz on at Partner's before going to the hockey games.
////Green Knights suck.
 
2013-01-27 06:12:55 PM
Drunk driving is not a medical issue, not an addiction, and not something that needs treatment or understanding. It's a conscious decision by a person to be an asshole. Alcoholism may be a medical predisposition, but choosing to drive drunk is not.

If society were serious about curbing it he penalty would be severe, like 10 years in prisons after the third one.

I live in Wisconsin, get drunk all the time, and don't drive when impaired. By some really tight MADD standards I might even be a drunk--but am in my mid-40s with no DUI's because I can prioritize when to do things.

/I'm drunk now, but I finished all the errands for the day, am watching the snow fall, and watching Psych with the kids on a sweet bigscreen with surround sound.
 
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