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(NYPost)   NYPD confirms deadly Brooklyn hit-and-run suspect is in custody in Pennsylvania, he was busted for drunken driving just two weeks before the high-speed crash that took out a couple and their baby   (nypost.com) divider line 21
    More: Spiffy, N.Y.P.D., Pennsylvania, Julio Acevedo, Grand Central Station, Fort Greene  
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2013-03-06 10:07:25 PM
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iheartscotch: I've always agreed with Germany on drunk driving. Driving is a privilege. You get convicted of drunk driving once? No more licence for you; ever. Plus huge fines and 30 days in jail.

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Of course, many of my fellow Americans would be butthurt forever if such a sensible policy were ever implemented...
2013-03-06 09:10:13 PM
2 votes:
I've always agreed with Germany on drunk driving. Driving is a privilege. You get convicted of drunk driving once? No more licence for you; ever. Plus huge fines and 30 days in jail.
2013-03-06 09:04:46 PM
2 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: [www.nypost.com image 525x415]

Any relation to George?

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I guess they all look alike to you....
(all killers of young people)
2013-03-06 08:16:16 PM
2 votes:
I didn't hear that the infant died.  :(
2013-03-06 07:34:06 PM
2 votes:
Crush his ass in a small car, then push it in the East River.  Don't waste a single taxpayer dollar dragging this ass through court.
2013-03-06 07:02:00 PM
2 votes:
And don't drop him.  Tie the rope while he's on the floor, then pull him up.

/ asshat
2013-03-06 06:45:14 PM
2 votes:
Hang him high
2013-03-07 04:11:24 AM
1 votes:

Yogimus: vrax: Yogimus: Mandate criminal back-ground checks on all vehicle purchases.  Require transfer of automobiles illegal between private individuals, and make it illegal to own a vehicle if unlicensed. Make violations of these crimes expensive, to pay for their implementation.

Good point!

Oh, wait!  I meant, you're an idiot!

Silly typos.

Explain the flaw in the proposition, if you would please.


The flaw is in you trying to be clever and interject your objection to firearms legislation into the issue.  Vehicles and firearms, while both can kill (as can nearly anything), require different legal consideration as their base purposes are dissimilar.
2013-03-06 11:18:20 PM
1 votes:

freetomato: I am ashamed to say I got a DUI in '02. I blew a hair over the legal limit and was pulled over by a married cop whose advances I spurned a couple of days before. He was waiting for me. Fact remains, I should not have been driving, and I am eternally grateful I didn't hurt anyone. They didn't just throw the book at me, they beat me over the head with it. First traffic violation ever, in my 30s. 6 months of AA meetings, with an attendance card signed, only driving to work and back, attend DUI classes and substance abuse class, 40 hrs of community service and paying a probation officer for meeting him weekly. And the fine. And 24 hours in jail. Over 8 grand all told and my eternal contrition. Never again. In a weird way I am grateful for the lesson learned. I could not have lived with myself if I'd hurt anyone. What's a pisser is that the same day I was nabbed, a prominent Atlanta preacher drove drunk and killed someone. Slap on the wrist. I guess he could afford a good lawyer.


It's extremely unlikely you would have hurt anyone at a hair over the legal limit.  It's only slightly more likely than if you hadn't been drinking.  BAC limits are not set at reasonable levels.  At the current limits, it is totally possible to drive a little more slowly and carefully than normal and still be completely safe, just as you would if you were tired, or if your passengers were having a distracting conversation (neither of which are illegal, and neither of which cause an unacceptable number of injuries or deaths).

Drunk driving laws have gotten totally out of hand.  The limits need to be raised.  On the other hand, people who go over those higher limits need to be punished more harshly.  The people causing the most serious problems are not people who go slightly over the limit after having a few drinks at a restaurant---it's people who go WAY over the limit, repeatedly, because they have real alcohol problems.
2013-03-06 10:59:20 PM
1 votes:

moonscatter: cman: I knew someone who was much older than me who lost his entire family to a drunk driver. This was back in the 70s, and know how much jailtime he got for three deaths? Two years. Two damn years.

I am sorry but if you took a life because you decided to drive while intoxicated you deserve a harsh penalty. Sure, you didnt intend to kill them, but nonetheless, the action you took led to their deaths.

Along with that, we should harshen the jail sentences of DWI/DUI arrestees. 15 year prison sentences will kind of motivate people to not drink and drive, wouldnt you agree?

As a victim of a drunk driver who shouldn't have survived, thank you.

And if you look at Scandinavian countries, there is almost zero tolerance of drunk driving. I think you lose your license for a year for the first offense and ten years for the second.. it's been a while but it is severe enough that my cousins are always careful...


Not only do you lose your license, the fines are serious coin and are scaled to income.
2013-03-06 10:41:06 PM
1 votes:
Lesson:

ALWAYS wear a seatbelt. Cabs are not magical insulators from Newtonian physics.
2013-03-06 10:20:54 PM
1 votes:

hnb: Yay! Another 'burn the drunk drivers' thread! Let's all get our righteousness on!


Really?  You're white-nighting a drunk driver?

Actually, he's much more than that.  He's someone who should have been shot and killed long ago.
2013-03-06 09:38:43 PM
1 votes:
mexicano hijo de puta
2013-03-06 09:24:01 PM
1 votes:

ubermensch: Wait, what happened to all the people here on fark who would cheer this guy on to achieve a high BAC score? Because, you know, drunkenness is funny and should be commended.


Drunkenness is funny. Driving drunk on the other hand is inexcusable. Drink at home or plan ahead.
2013-03-06 09:19:23 PM
1 votes:
"His demeanor was unremarkable,"

in other words, he acted like an anus.

i kind of think that three dead people, including a baby, negates the 'spiffy'ness of the guy getting caught. but maybe the baby would have grown up to be the next Hitler, but with nuclear weapons and super-SARS; the whole thing would be spiffy then, i guess.
2013-03-06 09:13:46 PM
1 votes:

cman: I knew someone who was much older than me who lost his entire family to a drunk driver. This was back in the 70s, and know how much jailtime he got for three deaths? Two years. Two damn years.

I am sorry but if you took a life because you decided to drive while intoxicated you deserve a harsh penalty. Sure, you didnt intend to kill them, but nonetheless, the action you took led to their deaths.

Along with that, we should harshen the jail sentences of DWI/DUI arrestees. 15 year prison sentences will kind of motivate people to not drink and drive, wouldnt you agree?


Impulsivity runs criminals. Some will be deterred, but in the end, no punishment will really make a difference. Henry VIII executed those guilty of heresy in the most gruesome, bloody, painful, torturous methods possible. Result? Just as many heretics.
2013-03-06 09:12:21 PM
1 votes:

hardinparamedic: WILL GEORGE ZIMMERMAN'S BLOODLUST EVER BE SATIATED?!!?!?!?!

In all seriousness, this guy should be pillared, and everyone in America should be able to kick him square in the balls for a dollar a swing.


pilloried.
2013-03-06 09:07:53 PM
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: No, but these two share a strong resemblance.


no.
they do not.
2013-03-06 08:17:40 PM
1 votes:
I knew someone who was much older than me who lost his entire family to a drunk driver. This was back in the 70s, and know how much jailtime he got for three deaths? Two years. Two damn years.

I am sorry but if you took a life because you decided to drive while intoxicated you deserve a harsh penalty. Sure, you didnt intend to kill them, but nonetheless, the action you took led to their deaths.

Along with that, we should harshen the jail sentences of DWI/DUI arrestees. 15 year prison sentences will kind of motivate people to not drink and drive, wouldnt you agree?
2013-03-06 08:15:55 PM
1 votes:
2013-03-06 07:38:10 PM
1 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Crush his ass in a small car, then push it in the East River.  Don't waste a single taxpayer dollar dragging this ass through court.


That is an interesting plan, we might want to get you into public office .... punishment fits the crime platform
 
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