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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   ( divider line
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17175 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Jan 2013 at 11:48 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-27 09:29:32 AM  
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Pud: BronyMedic: Well, this would be an interesting precedent if it succeeded. Mandatory inpatient treatment for anyone arrested with repeat DUIs?

That seems like a better solution than just locking him up at the tax payers expense. And it actually stands a better chance at having a positive outcome.

I actually agree with this solution. DUI shouldn't be treated exclusively as a crime, and jail time for it does NOTHING to prevent repeat offenses. One DUI? Yeah. I can understand you not knowing your limit, or not realizing that n drinks will put you over the legal limit in an hour for your body weight and composition. More than one? It's a sign of a serious problem - if not an addiction issue, than an impulse and self control issue.
2013-01-27 12:07:55 PM  
1 vote:
Mental defect? How about just plain old-fashioned STUPIDITY!
2013-01-27 09:40:37 AM  
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Mugato: They can go through the motions so they feel like they're doing something for him but it won't work. The first thing they need to do is medically detox him. A hard core alkie can die from withdrawals. Librium and ativan, stat.

You're preaching to the choir here. Versed and Ativan, Thiamine and Dextrose are my friends.

The problem is that many repeat DUI offenders are not hardcore alkies, but people with substance abuse problems that are still functional OR people with impulse/personality control issues. I think that people generally underestimate how many people self-medicate for personality and true organic mental health disorders with drugs and alcohol.
2013-01-27 08:12:15 AM  
1 vote:
With 9 years since his last DUI I wonder if he had a descent run in AA.  Fell back and now believes he will never stay sober because of this mental defect.  Addiction sucks.  Jail won't fix him, but nothing the government can do will "fix" him so jail is the place he can stay to keep the rest of us safe.
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