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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Pedestrian sets up his own DUI checkpoint on I-75 in Atlanta, finds 6 out of 7 drivers over the limit   (ajc.com) divider line 40
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2013-07-05 08:58:33 PM  
Boobies
 
2013-07-05 08:59:08 PM  
I just had to!
 
2013-07-05 08:59:43 PM  
Was the pedestrian named Buzz Killington?
 
2013-07-05 08:59:49 PM  
There are so many lessons to be learned from this story...
 
2013-07-05 09:04:09 PM  

sobriquet by any other name: There are so many lessons to be learned from this story...


Including, if your vehicle is driveable, it's best to flee the scene.
 
2013-07-05 09:06:27 PM  
Pedestrians aren't very good for roadblocks or speed bumps.

/You have to keep adding more pedestrians to keep the road blocked or bumped.
 
2013-07-05 09:07:58 PM  

Matthew Keene: sobriquet by any other name: There are so many lessons to be learned from this story...

Including, if your vehicle is driveable, it's best to flee the scene.


Yes.
 
2013-07-05 09:10:54 PM  
That ain't nothing. Mayfield Heights police here in Cleveland set up a fake vehicle inspection on the highway, then waited for cars to suddenly avoid the fake stopping point(which didn't exist), and pulled them over for suspicious activity. And yes this was declared legal somehow.
 
2013-07-05 09:18:10 PM  
Cause ya'll drive a foot away from the person in front of you that's going 95.

b.vimeocdn.com
 
2013-07-05 09:20:31 PM  
I'm betting this guy was either trying to commit suicide, completely farked up on drugs, or both.

Doesn't matter, he should be charged with a whole lot more than "pedestrian in roadway".
 
2013-07-05 09:25:49 PM  

Fista-Phobia: Cause ya'll drive a foot away from the person in front of you that's going 95.

[b.vimeocdn.com image 640x480]


You've never driven in ATL. If you back off to a safe distance, 3 cars will squeeze into that space before you can say "Holy shiat, the car behind me is now in my trunk!"
 
2013-07-05 09:31:33 PM  
So he gets a beating for impersonating a police officer and unlawful detainment?
 
2013-07-05 09:51:28 PM  
Just today, there were two different guys walking right in the center paint on a two-lane rural road a few miles from each other. Both were effecting "come at me bro'" stances.  It was a little disturbing.
 
2013-07-05 09:52:59 PM  

kazikian: Boobies


Weird. Usually that gets future dated to the bottom of the thread.
 
2013-07-05 09:58:41 PM  
[ohmygodwhothehellcares.jpg]

If a drunk hurts someone (while driving, walking, sitting on a stool), hold him accountable.  If he doesn't, leave him the fark alone.

Don't punish people because they're engaging in a potentially harmful action.

Not a hard concept.
 
2013-07-05 10:02:23 PM  

Matthew Keene: sobriquet by any other name: There are so many lessons to be learned from this story...

Including, if your vehicle is driveable, it's best to flee the scene.


And, if you have been drinking, even just a little bit, take a taxi home.  You may be fine, but you never know what stupid shiat other people are going to do and drag you down with them.
 
2013-07-05 10:02:50 PM  

fusillade762: kazikian: Boobies

Weird. Usually that gets future dated to the bottom of the thread.


I think it only does that if it gets 'Boobies'ied.  If he actually typed 'Boobies' I think it stays
 
2013-07-05 10:04:45 PM  

oh_please: Fista-Phobia: Cause ya'll drive a foot away from the person in front of you that's going 95.

[b.vimeocdn.com image 640x480]

You've never driven in ATL. If you back off to a safe distance, 3 cars will squeeze into that space before you can say "Holy shiat, the car behind me is now in my trunk!"


Having driven in ATL, I can vouch for this. Even on a Sunday morning, doing 85, little old ladies were flying past me. Too polite to give the finger, but I could tell they were saying "Bless your heart" to me...

/you almost make Boston area drivers look sane
//almost...
 
2013-07-05 10:05:44 PM  

sendtodave: [ohmygodwhothehellcares.jpg]

If a drunk hurts someone (while driving, walking, sitting on a stool), hold him accountable.  If he doesn't, leave him the fark alone.

Don't punish people because they're engaging in a potentially harmful action.

Not a hard concept.


This.
 
2013-07-05 10:10:50 PM  

Matthew Keene: sobriquet by any other name: There are so many lessons to be learned from this story...

Including, if your vehicle is driveable, it's best to flee the scene.


shiat, flee if it's  not driveable.  Years and years ago, a coworker got hit by a drunk who decided to use an exit ramp as an onramp and hit my coworker head-on as he was exiting the freeway.  The guy jumped out of his car and ran home.  Cops tracked him down through the vehicle's registration information but it took them an hour or two to pick him up.  They couldn't prove that he'd been drunk at the time of the accident because he could have been sober at the time, then drank himself stupid when he got home.  (Which is exactly what he claimed.)  Sure, he got nailed for hit and run, fleeing, etc. but he didn't get a DUI conviction.

Coworker ended up with a crushed heel and a limp for the rest of his life.
 
GBB
2013-07-05 10:36:53 PM  

MBirchmeier: fusillade762: kazikian: Boobies

Weird. Usually that gets future dated to the bottom of the thread.

I think it only does that if it gets 'Boobies'ied.  If he actually typed 'Boobies' I think it stays


Yes.  If your Boobies is "Boobies", then your Boobies is Weiners.

/hope this gets past the filter.
 
2013-07-05 10:39:53 PM  
Ha ha ha!

Beautifull.
 
2013-07-05 10:40:36 PM  

megarian: sendtodave: [ohmygodwhothehellcares.jpg]

If a drunk hurts someone (while driving, walking, sitting on a stool), hold him accountable.  If he doesn't, leave him the fark alone.

Don't punish people because they're engaging in a potentially harmful action.

Not a hard concept.

This.


No.

If you wanted to bring back sane legal limits, that I can agree with. But you don't distinguish between someone that's had a couple, and someone that's had a couple dozen. Nor do you distinguish between walking, sitting and driving a vehicle.

Walking? Well, as long as they aren't in the roadway, ok I agree. I hate seeing the cops pick up people that are smart enough to walk home but are staggering a bit trying to get there.

But navigating a 2ton chunk of steel around at high speeds? Apples and oranges.
 When dealing with an intoxicant you don't give people the benefit of the doubt on judgement.


You set a limit then know they need to stay under and that's that. Anything gray areas and a fairly administered field sobriety test should tell you what you need to know.

I will say that the current legal limits are a joke and gift to law enforcement, MADD and many local/state budgets (when DUIs aren't about safety, they are ALL ABOUT the $$$$).

.15 was based on scientific analysis, the new limits are based on flawed logic and "statistics"

(and they want to push them even lower, they want to push all states to .05)
 
2013-07-05 10:45:08 PM  

GBB: MBirchmeier: fusillade762: kazikian: Boobies

Weird. Usually that gets future dated to the bottom of the thread.

I think it only does that if it gets 'Boobies'ied.  If he actually typed 'Boobies' I think it stays

Yes.  If your Boobies is "Boobies", then your Boobies is Weiners.

/hope this gets past the filter.



Most people end up being guilty of hijacking a thread from time to time..... but you motorboated this one right up the middle, didn't you???
 
2013-07-05 10:45:24 PM  

jtown: Matthew Keene: sobriquet by any other name: There are so many lessons to be learned from this story...

Including, if your vehicle is driveable, it's best to flee the scene.

shiat, flee if it's  not driveable.  Years and years ago, a coworker got hit by a drunk who decided to use an exit ramp as an onramp and hit my coworker head-on as he was exiting the freeway.  The guy jumped out of his car and ran home.  Cops tracked him down through the vehicle's registration information but it took them an hour or two to pick him up.  They couldn't prove that he'd been drunk at the time of the accident because he could have been sober at the time, then drank himself stupid when he got home.  (Which is exactly what he claimed.)  Sure, he got nailed for hit and run, fleeing, etc. but he didn't get a DUI conviction.

Coworker ended up with a crushed heel and a limp for the rest of his life.


Arent those charges worse than a DUI?
 
2013-07-05 11:11:21 PM  

sendtodave: [ohmygodwhothehellcares.jpg]

If a drunk hurts someone (while driving, walking, sitting on a stool), hold him accountable.  If he doesn't, leave him the fark alone.

Don't punish people because they're engaging in a potentially harmful action.

Not a hard concept.


And of course, people who attempt to commit murder shouldn't get charged with anything unless they succeed.
 
2013-07-05 11:31:49 PM  

LandOfChocolate: jtown: Matthew Keene: sobriquet by any other name: There are so many lessons to be learned from this story...

Including, if your vehicle is driveable, it's best to flee the scene.

shiat, flee if it's  not driveable.  Years and years ago, a coworker got hit by a drunk who decided to use an exit ramp as an onramp and hit my coworker head-on as he was exiting the freeway.  The guy jumped out of his car and ran home.  Cops tracked him down through the vehicle's registration information but it took them an hour or two to pick him up.  They couldn't prove that he'd been drunk at the time of the accident because he could have been sober at the time, then drank himself stupid when he got home.  (Which is exactly what he claimed.)  Sure, he got nailed for hit and run, fleeing, etc. but he didn't get a DUI conviction.

Coworker ended up with a crushed heel and a limp for the rest of his life.

Arent those charges worse than a DUI?


Not if you've got prior DUIs. You probably wouldn't even do jail time.
 
2013-07-05 11:51:22 PM  

MurphyMurphy: (and they want to push them even lower, they want to push all states to .05)


It's already 0.05 where I live.  It's not quite as severe as a 0.08 DUI, but it's still pretty onerous but it's still pretty bad - even before you go to court, if you want to keep your license you're subjected to a lot of shiat.  You've got to attend classes about alcohol and are basically treated horribly - before you even have your day in court.

Some states have implemented extreme DUI laws.

The thing is, I bet most people who drink have no idea what their BAC is at any moment.  I've never taken a breathalyzer test.  I've never had my blood drawn.  So if I have 2 beers over dinner am I expected to look up a weight/time/drink chart and figure out if I'm too drunk to drive home?  Apparently I am but I know I've probably driven drunk about a million times and not had any accidents.  OTOH, I've been i accidents while completely sober and that weren't even my fault and if I had been drinking during any of those I would have been treated like a criminal and might have even been charged.

I've read that some bars have tried making breathalyzers available but they stopped that because people (idiots) used them to see how high they could blow.  It would probably be a good public service to provide them though.  I would be willing to bet that if drunk people actually knew how high their BAC was before leaving a bar they would be more inclined to take a cab

As it is now, it's like "I'm fine.  I can make it home" and experience tells them that's probably true.  Most drunks do navigate their way home without incident.

I also think most drunks who cause accidents are probably pretty shiatty drivers even when they're sober.
 
2013-07-06 12:02:35 AM  

kevinatilusa: sendtodave: [ohmygodwhothehellcares.jpg]

If a drunk hurts someone (while driving, walking, sitting on a stool), hold him accountable.  If he doesn't, leave him the fark alone.

Don't punish people because they're engaging in a potentially harmful action.

Not a hard concept.

And of course, people who attempt to commit murder shouldn't get charged with anything unless they succeed.


OK, well, there's that argument.  Which I have nothing to counter.

Uh.  So, how about that local sports team?

OK, sure, police (or government in general) should work to prevent harm.  But I think they take that mandate way too far.  Better to have more freedom, less security.
 
2013-07-06 12:06:23 AM  

sendtodave: [ohmygodwhothehellcares.jpg]

If a drunk hurts someone (while driving, walking, sitting on a stool), hold him accountable.  If he doesn't, leave him the fark alone.

Don't punish people because they're engaging in a potentially harmful action.

Not a hard concept.


And now they know how to test a drunk's driving reflexes. Only need a few volunteers staggering out into traffic.
 
2013-07-06 12:22:01 AM  

kevinatilusa: sendtodave: [ohmygodwhothehellcares.jpg]

If a drunk hurts someone (while driving, walking, sitting on a stool), hold him accountable.  If he doesn't, leave him the fark alone.

Don't punish people because they're engaging in a potentially harmful action.

Not a hard concept.

And of course, people who attempt to commit murder shouldn't get charged with anything unless they succeed.


The thing is, people who drive over the legal limit (of 0.05 where I live) aren't trying to hurt anyone.  Someone who attempts to commit murder is definitely attempting to hurt someone even if they fail.

The thing is, too many people don't take driving seriously.  That's why when my light turns green, I still see people who should have a red light entering the intersection..

Which is worse?  Driving after having a few shots at a bar or intentionally running a red light?
 
2013-07-06 12:22:41 AM  
Why do they name all the people facing DUI charges, but they don't name the jerk who's responsible for it even though he was also charged?
 
2013-07-06 12:46:46 AM  
Raise the BAC legal limit, but at the same time raise the penalties for those caught over the new limit.

The current limit is idiotic.  Most people live in areas where if they have a few drinks with friends or with a meal, they're already in violation of the law and have no practical way to get home by taxi or public transit.  At a .05, you aren't in a condition where you are really a hazard.  In fact, you're probably more vigilant because you don't want to get busted.
 
2013-07-06 02:36:57 AM  

sendtodave: [ohmygodwhothehellcares.jpg]

If a drunk hurts someone (while driving, walking, sitting on a stool), hold him accountable.  If he doesn't, leave him the fark alone.

Don't punish people because they're engaging in a potentially harmful action.

Not a hard concept.


No, it's not. But it is incredibly hard to get people to see the logic to it. They just will not admit that it'd be better for the cops to pull the dangerous drivers off the road, rather than those who meet one of a few particular sets of conditions.
 
2013-07-06 03:32:32 AM  
Actually at 3 am in Atlanta you are fairly likely to come across some jackass going the wrong way on the interstate because 5 lanes of red cats eyes isn't a big enough clue that something is wrong.

But yeah, speed limits are pretty advisory here. Years ago I was driving about 80 with traffic on 285 (speed limit 55) and blew through a speed trap. They just say there.
 
2013-07-06 04:54:20 AM  
So has anyone here ever been to a party that is predominantly black and gotten hammered. Mostly likely you will be told "Aye! Yo! Man! Quit bumping against the cd player! Alright you are too drunk you gotta go! That's it get the fark out and don't hit my shiat on the way out!" Not saying it's a solely black party attitude but it's more prevalent.
 
2013-07-06 07:37:59 AM  

SirEattonHogg: Raise the BAC legal limit, but at the same time raise the penalties for those caught over the new limit.

The current limit is idiotic.  Most people live in areas where if they have a few drinks with friends or with a meal, they're already in violation of the law and have no practical way to get home by taxi or public transit.  At a .05, you aren't in a condition where you are really a hazard.  In fact, you're probably more vigilant because you don't want to get busted.


It is phenomenally stupid that how impaired someone is is determined by alcohol content of their blood (or a randomly generated breathalyzer number), as drugs do not work that way0. Raising/altering the BAC does nothing to change this. The use of this kind of data as an absolute measure of intoxication is horrendous un-science that, to the ignorant, seems like a totally valid, scientific (because there are numbers! numbers are science, right?!) thing1. At least if the point is to say "Bob was too intoxicated to safely drive"2. It would make far more sense to actually test driver impairment3. ...and still, if possible (at least for those arrested) collect BAC data so someone could later analyze a practical impairment test and BAC (and, if possible, incorporate basic information about the DUI driver).
 It is also stupid to decide to drive somewhere alone, drink enough and/or steadily enough to be legally 'drunk', and then decide to drive home and get angry if you get arrested for a DUI.


0 That is to say, drugs' effects are dose-dependent, but the particular effect (or level of effect) can vary enormously between people even when the same drug concentration is detectable in their blood

1 Yes, there are epidemiological studies to support some of the BAC level stuff, but probabilities for huge, extremely diverse populations don't tell you a thing about an individual within that population

2 Although if you're just trying to prevent all people from driving after drinking, then the current stuff is just fine for that

3 I don't know if the roadside tests actually did that, but I'm sure someone, with a modest amount of research, could develop something that accomplished this and
 
2013-07-06 08:22:09 AM  

MBirchmeier: fusillade762: kazikian: Boobies

Weird. Usually that gets future dated to the bottom of the thread.

I think it only does that if it gets 'Boobies'ied.  If he actually typed 'Boobies' I think it stays


Filtering the filter?

But then if the post was still the first one then boobies boobies boobies

*Head Asplode*
 
2013-07-06 08:23:07 AM  

sleeper2995: black


are you in the right thread?
 
2013-07-06 08:06:48 PM  

kevinatilusa: sendtodave: [ohmygodwhothehellcares.jpg]

If a drunk hurts someone (while driving, walking, sitting on a stool), hold him accountable.  If he doesn't, leave him the fark alone.

Don't punish people because they're engaging in a potentially harmful action.

Not a hard concept.

And of course, people who attempt to commit murder shouldn't get charged with anything unless they succeed.


deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com

"Attempted murder"? Now honestly, what is that? Do they give a Nobel prize for "attempted chemistry"?
 
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