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(Sun Sentinel)   Drunken bicyclist tries to buy his freedom from cops, still won't ever stop at a red light   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 36
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2013-02-02 02:57:09 PM
After being handcuffed, Marssland offered the cops a deal they could refuse: "Fifty cents to let me go," he reportedly told them.

How could they ever say no to that?
 
2013-02-02 02:58:28 PM
Cheap and too poor to drive?  What a catch.
 
2013-02-02 05:28:57 PM
I guess they charge him with public intoxication?  Can you get a DUI on a bicycle?
 
2013-02-02 05:30:28 PM

Lsherm: I guess they charge him with public intoxication?  Can you get a DUI on a bicycle?


Think it's technically OUI in that case.
 
2013-02-02 05:54:42 PM
"Wait a second, I've got an idea. Is there something that I have in this office that I could hand to you, and that would make you kind of forget that you're holding those, uh, little pink tickets there"


/obscure?
 
2013-02-02 05:55:06 PM

Lsherm: I guess they charge him with public intoxication?  Can you get a DUI on a bicycle?


In California you can and it is no different than if you were in a car. It's on your driving record, effects your insurance everything. You can even get one for pushing your bike.
 
2013-02-02 05:55:08 PM
When stopped, the 41-year-old man cursed officers, threatened to kill them and claimed to be a "professional MMA cage fighter," according to the report.

If I knew his Login, I'd buy him a month of TotalFark, so he could continue the fight for Truth, Justice, and The American Way.
 
2013-02-02 05:56:12 PM
You have to at least make a million dollars a day to pull that off
 
2013-02-02 06:00:27 PM

titwrench: Lsherm: I guess they charge him with public intoxication?  Can you get a DUI on a bicycle?

In California you can and it is no different than if you were in a car. It's on your driving record, effects your insurance everything. You can even get one for pushing your bike.


That's not true. Bicycles do not qualify as vehicles under CA law. The most that can happen is the rider is fined $250.

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d11/vc21200_5.htm
 
2013-02-02 06:01:15 PM

Lsherm: I guess they charge him with public intoxication?  Can you get a DUI on a bicycle?


You can, depends on the state.
 
2013-02-02 06:02:59 PM
"After being handcuffed, Marssland offered the cops a deal they could refuse: "Fifty cents to let me go," he reportedly told them. "

Fool, you can't narc on him, that rapper hasn't been relevant for years. He would've had a chance if he had thrown in Chelsea Lately as well.
 
2013-02-02 06:05:35 PM
At least he didn't offer the cop a joint.
 
2013-02-02 06:10:06 PM

FriarReb98: Lsherm: I guess they charge him with public intoxication?  Can you get a DUI on a bicycle?

Think it's technically OUI in that case.




"Compelling Reason" to restrict "Fundemental right"?
 
2013-02-02 06:11:09 PM
He should get a job with the post office.
 
2013-02-02 06:13:57 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: At least he didn't offer the cop a joint.


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2013-02-02 06:15:46 PM

kendelrio: "Wait a second, I've got an idea. Is there something that I have in this office that I could hand to you, and that would make you kind of forget that you're holding those, uh, little pink tickets there"


/obscure?


Are you kidding?  Obscure?  On Fark?

Roseweed - kiss my butt!
 
2013-02-02 06:22:47 PM

titwrench: Lsherm: I guess they charge him with public intoxication?  Can you get a DUI on a bicycle?

In California you can and it is no different than if you were in a car. It's on your driving record, effects your insurance everything. You can even get one for pushing your bike.


I see we've dated before, haven't we?
 
2013-02-02 06:23:50 PM
Lol, professional MMA fighter.

www.trbimg.com
 
2013-02-02 06:36:18 PM
If he'd offered the cop $500, we wouldn't be reading this story.
 
2013-02-02 06:39:23 PM

beer4breakfast: titwrench: Lsherm: I guess they charge him with public intoxication?  Can you get a DUI on a bicycle?

In California you can and it is no different than if you were in a car. It's on your driving record, effects your insurance everything. You can even get one for pushing your bike.

That's not true. Bicycles do not qualify as vehicles under CA law. The most that can happen is the rider is fined $250.

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d11/vc21200_5.htm


WOO HOO!

\was that the wrong response?
 
2013-02-02 06:44:13 PM

SpdrJay: If he'd offered the cop $500, we wouldn't be reading this story.


how can you offer a cop money you don't have??
 
2013-02-02 06:47:46 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: beer4breakfast: titwrench: Lsherm: I guess they charge him with public intoxication?  Can you get a DUI on a bicycle?

In California you can and it is no different than if you were in a car. It's on your driving record, effects your insurance everything. You can even get one for pushing your bike.

That's not true. Bicycles do not qualify as vehicles under CA law. The most that can happen is the rider is fined $250.

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d11/vc21200_5.htm

WOO HOO!

\was that the wrong response?


I see I'm not the only cyclist with beer in my water bottle.
 
2013-02-02 06:51:34 PM
Did they really need to arrest this guy?
 
2013-02-02 07:11:58 PM
The "Share the Road" concept makes the bicycle a vehicle, thus has the rights and regulations of other vehicles, including DUI.

Though, in reality, if you fark up while drunk on a bicycle, you're only going to kill yourself and not a family of 6.
 
2013-02-02 07:40:26 PM
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\\Your line: "Challenge accepted."
 
2013-02-02 07:54:38 PM
"Fifty cents to let me go," he reportedly told them.

I like this guy already.
 
2013-02-02 08:00:31 PM

crotchgrabber: Uchiha_Cycliste: beer4breakfast: titwrench: Lsherm: I guess they charge him with public intoxication?  Can you get a DUI on a bicycle?

In California you can and it is no different than if you were in a car. It's on your driving record, effects your insurance everything. You can even get one for pushing your bike.

That's not true. Bicycles do not qualify as vehicles under CA law. The most that can happen is the rider is fined $250.

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d11/vc21200_5.htm

WOO HOO!

\was that the wrong response?

I see I'm not the only cyclist with beer in my water bottle.


I find that beer isn't the greatest thing, it gets all presurey in the bottle and then when you drink it and are riding at a good clip the beer gets all bubbly and uncomfortable in your belly. Hard liquor is much better for drinking *while* riding... beer before.
 
2013-02-02 08:08:46 PM

skinink: "After being handcuffed, Marssland offered the cops a deal they could refuse: "Fifty cents to let me go," he reportedly told them. "

Fool, you can't narc on him, that rapper hasn't been relevant for years. He would've had a chance if he had thrown in Chelsea Lately as well.


decided to become a stand-up comic after telling her story about a DUI to a class of other offenders, who found it funny. <- you meant this?
 
2013-02-02 08:50:48 PM

cursed monkey: Lol, professional MMA fighter.

[www.trbimg.com image 197x245]


Actually, I would say this is what I would expect a former washed up MMA fighter to look like.  He looks pretty well beaten.
 
2013-02-02 09:20:18 PM
I've told this story before here:

About three years ago, there were three cyclists wobbling on their way down Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines, leaving a bar, riding three abreast in the outside lane. I saw them from a distance and got into the inside lane to give them a wide clearance and passed them. A few blocks later, I was stopped in the turn lane at a red light, signaling for a left turn. Just as the light goes green, these jerks come up and pass me on my left, riding right on the double yellow line and make wide, sloppy left turns onto the same street where I was going to turn. I damn near ran them over, as I was sure as hell not expecting someone would that stupid to pass and turn like I did. They peddled on to another bar and went in. I called the cops to report all this. Imagine my surprise when I was told that it is not illegal to pedal a bike drunk. the cops refused to do anything.
 
2013-02-02 10:05:31 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: Lsherm: I guess they charge him with public intoxication?  Can you get a DUI on a bicycle?

You can, depends on the state.


Around here, it's BWI.  You have to be really, really obviously drunk to get it though.
 
2013-02-02 10:33:54 PM

TanSau: The "Share the Road" concept makes the bicycle a vehicle, thus has the rights and regulations of other vehicles, including DUI.

Though, in reality, if you fark up while drunk on a bicycle, you're only going to kill yourself and not a family of 6.


That was always my take on it. I never worried about riding drunk, I could only kill myself. But it's a very dangerous thing to do. A girl I used to work with was riding home from the bars one night, and rode her bicycle right into a parked car. She fractured her skull, and woke up in  the ICU.
 
2013-02-02 10:34:42 PM
Was this his bicycle?
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They call them DUI bars for a reason.
 
2013-02-03 04:59:32 AM

Aulus: I've told this story before here:

About three years ago, there were three cyclists wobbling on their way down Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines, leaving a bar, riding three abreast in the outside lane. I saw them from a distance and got into the inside lane to give them a wide clearance and passed them. A few blocks later, I was stopped in the turn lane at a red light, signaling for a left turn. Just as the light goes green, these jerks come up and pass me on my left, riding right on the double yellow line and make wide, sloppy left turns onto the same street where I was going to turn. I damn near ran them over, as I was sure as hell not expecting someone would that stupid to pass and turn like I did. They peddled on to another bar and went in. I called the cops to report all this. Imagine my surprise when I was told that it is not illegal to pedal a bike drunk. the cops refused to do anything.that


I'll tell ya, until today I thought bikes were the same as  cars legally (especially and including getting a DUI). I'm pretty stoked to find out I was wrong. Granted, I need to check up on that and see if it's really true. Finally, this stil doesn't concern me much because for the cops to give you a DUI they have to pull you over first and if you don't do anything warrants a stop and looksie from the police you have no worries. I know that no matter how plastered I might be I will still ride a perfectly straight line, I can even trackstand (in the saddle and feet both attached) no matter what. In fact there's a magical spot of drunk where you (I) can trackstand alright but am far too wasted to sit at a light standing with my bike. As soon as my feet are on the ground my balance is kaput. So, I just den't ever un-slip and problem solved.


\TL;dr I learned new things about bikes and alcohol too.

\\sorry you had to deal with drunk idiots. I promise you if you were to ever see my drunk and riding I would be a perfect gentleman you know vehicularly and all that. \
\\\Which I gueas means you wouldn't be able to tell I was drunk =D
 
2013-02-03 10:50:58 AM
 
2013-02-03 12:24:48 PM
Okay, okay, okay.... a buck!  But you'll have to allow me some time to scrape together that much cash!
 
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