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(Newser)   DUI charges are bad enough. DUI charges while driving a state snow plow are liable to make a few headlines   (newser.com) divider line 41
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2014-02-01 01:31:55 PM  
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2014-02-01 01:31:59 PM  
This is the exact reason I don't plow snow. I like to drink when it snows.
 
2014-02-01 01:32:59 PM  
What surprised me about this story was that there was a Sheriff's deputy that was enough of an asshole to pull a snowplow over during a snow event for having a busted headlight.
 
2014-02-01 01:38:21 PM  
It's good to,know that Buffalo, NY is not alone.
 
2014-02-01 01:38:55 PM  
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2014-02-01 01:39:11 PM  
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2014-02-01 01:41:04 PM  
When I was a kid all these parents in our neighborhood were sure that our plow guy was drunk because he took out so many mail boxes.  Finally they pulled his funky ass over and sure thing he was drunk.  Pretty ingenious plan, who's gonna pull over a snow plow doing his job?  I mean, just try not to take out so many mail boxes.
 
2014-02-01 01:43:50 PM  

buzzcut73: What surprised me about this story was that there was a Sheriff's deputy that was enough of an asshole to pull a snowplow over during a snow event for having a busted headlight.


During a "snow event" is the ONLY time I want somebody pulled over for having inadequate illumination.
 
2014-02-01 01:45:41 PM  
Headlines?

Maybe in West Virginia. In Wisconsin, it's just another day.
 
2014-02-01 01:53:54 PM  
Oh come on, it isn't like anyone could drive a plow any better sober.
 
2014-02-01 01:56:05 PM  

jaylectricity: This is the exact reason I don't plow snow. I like to drink when it snows.


And when it rains.
 
2014-02-01 01:56:06 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-01 01:57:48 PM  

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Leaving satisfied.
 
2014-02-01 01:59:43 PM  
In the first polar vortex the city just hit my road and I just cleared the driveway.  I drove to the local gas station where all the non-government snowplow guys were drinking at the pumps.  I figure this to be a standard.
 
2014-02-01 02:02:41 PM  
No one ever suspects the snow plow guy.

/mainly because it's tough to question someone in a 5 ton machine.
 
2014-02-01 02:03:16 PM  
Mr. Plowed.
 
2014-02-01 02:05:38 PM  
I thought it was common knowledge that all plow operators are on something. Stoned to the gills or wired out on addies to stay up all night.
 
2014-02-01 02:05:49 PM  
buzzcut73
What surprised me about this story was that there was a Sheriff's deputy that was enough of an asshole to pull a snowplow over during a snow event for having a busted headlight.


You must surprise easily.

BTW, the 2x refers to commercial drivers, which have a .04 limit. He blew .09, which not good, but it wasn't a .16.

I am assuming 'state' snow plow driver means one of those hulks you see on the highway, vs a seasonal landscaping 4x4 with a plow in front.
 
2014-02-01 02:11:24 PM  
Okay, I know it's wrong and dangerous.

But that sounds REALLY fun.
 
2014-02-01 02:13:59 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: jaylectricity: This is the exact reason I don't plow snow. I like to drink when it snows.

And when it rains.


Or when it's overcast.
 
2014-02-01 02:17:34 PM  
How else was he going to stay warm?
 
2014-02-01 02:17:51 PM  

cherryl taggart: ArcadianRefugee: jaylectricity: This is the exact reason I don't plow snow. I like to drink when it snows.

And when it rains.

Or when it's overcast.


Strong breeze.
 
2014-02-01 02:18:21 PM  
If you don't want me drunk don't call me in to work at 2am.
 
2014-02-01 02:19:17 PM  

LeroyBourne: When I was a kid all these parents in our neighborhood were sure that our plow guy was drunk because he took out so many mail boxes.  Finally they pulled his funky ass over and sure thing he was drunk.  Pretty ingenious plan, who's gonna pull over a snow plow doing his job?  I mean, just try not to take out so many mail boxes.


Came here to say that, judging from the number of mail boxes taken out just yesterday by whichever of our county snow plow drivers did our road, he had to have been drunk.  They've normally been pretty good.  In 30 years, I've lost mine only once previously, most folks lose one on about that average.  Yesterday the sumbiatch took out 8 that I counted in the 2 miles down our road.  That's only 15 houses.
 
2014-02-01 02:24:26 PM  

cherryl taggart: ArcadianRefugee: jaylectricity: This is the exact reason I don't plow snow. I like to drink when it snows.

And when it rains.

Or when it's overcast.


Hey, what do you know...it's overcast and 52 degrees, which isabout 15 degrees cooler than yesterday. Winds are west at 30mph.
Perfect drinking weather.
 
2014-02-01 03:08:06 PM  
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-02-01 03:19:57 PM  
116.12.55.24
 
2014-02-01 03:33:49 PM  
Well, I have to admit that the new road does cut a couple of miles off my drive to work ....
 
2014-02-01 03:40:08 PM  

buzzcut73: What surprised me about this story was that there was a Sheriff's deputy that was enough of an asshole to pull a snowplow over during a snow event for having a busted headlight.


Wait til the deputy starts hearing from all the other deputies who suddenly find huge heaps of snow at the end of their driveways. It was a rookie mistake and if the deputy will forget to show up for the trial, things can get back to normal.
 
2014-02-01 03:45:00 PM  

MBrady: LeroyBourne: When I was a kid all these parents in our neighborhood were sure that our plow guy was drunk because he took out so many mail boxes.  Finally they pulled his funky ass over and sure thing he was drunk.  Pretty ingenious plan, who's gonna pull over a snow plow doing his job?  I mean, just try not to take out so many mail boxes.

when I was a kid, our local township had only 2 "road employees" (this is going back 40 years ago - and yes, it was that rural).  one guy would drive the truck practically full speed and plow.  he wouldn't necessarily HIT mailboxes, but the force of all that snow would destroy mailboxes and posts that were not very rugged (he did HIT a few though - never hit ours).  My dad swore that if the guy took ours out, he would mount the mailbox on an I beam, telephone pole or something where that plow driver would wish he didn't hit the post.


That's exactly what one of our neighbors did, well not exactly, but after his was taken out he built one out of like 10 layers of solid brick when summer came.  It was like a bunker housing a little metal mail box.
 
2014-02-01 03:47:10 PM  
In other words, DUI charges while plowing your Mom will be dropped.
 
2014-02-01 04:28:08 PM  
It's common practice to tip your plow driver with a bottle of liquor here in Tahoe.
 
2014-02-01 04:53:19 PM  
 
2014-02-01 05:01:33 PM  
I see WOWK-TV discreetly failed to mention the female sheep in the cab, and the bottle of Woolite ..
 
2014-02-01 05:12:32 PM  
Senor Plow no es macho, solamente es boracho....
 
2014-02-01 05:28:11 PM  
A guy has to stay warm somehow.
 
2014-02-01 06:38:08 PM  

jaylectricity: buzzcut73: What surprised me about this story was that there was a Sheriff's deputy that was enough of an asshole to pull a snowplow over during a snow event for having a busted headlight.

During a "snow event" is the ONLY time I want somebody pulled over for having inadequate illumination.


But a state vehicle.  The cop does know that the fine won't be paid on that one, right.  The guy losing his job for the DUI will stick, but the headlight ticket will be tossed out for being silly.

Why, because a city can't really collect a fine on state vehicles.  The state over rules city and county cops, because if they really want to take it to court, it will be a state court to have the last say.  We really don't want them wasting that kind of money.  Let's hope the cop skipped the headlight ticket.

Enemabag Jones: I am assuming 'state' snow plow driver means one of those hulks you see on the highway, vs a seasonal landscaping 4x4 with a plow in front.


Not always the case, as my buddy who plows for a DPW runs the 4wd truck with the plow while the rest of the crew runs the bigger trucks.  He still has to adhere to commercial rules because he does have the CDL to go along with his job.  He has driven the bigger trucks, but prefers not to.
 
2014-02-01 06:42:19 PM  

MBrady: when I was a kid, our local township had only 2 "road employees" (this is going back 40 years ago - and yes, it was that rural).  one guy would drive the truck practically full speed and plow.  he wouldn't necessarily HIT mailboxes, but the force of all that snow would destroy mailboxes and posts that were not very rugged (he did HIT a few though - never hit ours).  My dad swore that if the guy took ours out, he would mount the mailbox on an I beam, telephone pole or something where that plow driver would wish he didn't hit the post.


I've seen folks put up a shield of sorts to protect the mailboxes from the thrown snow.  Seems to work, because I see the same shields put up every year.  Some are just wood, a couple use fencing framed with wood to just break up the snow and slow it enough to protect the box.

/Sadly, my neighbor got bit again this year by the mailbox eating snow plow.
 
2014-02-02 12:06:32 AM  

jaylectricity: buzzcut73: What surprised me about this story was that there was a Sheriff's deputy that was enough of an asshole to pull a snowplow over during a snow event for having a busted headlight.

During a "snow event" is the ONLY time I want somebody pulled over for having inadequate illumination.


I'll add "at night" and "in a storm" to that list.
 
2014-02-02 12:45:01 AM  

skinink: Mr. Plowed.


That should have been the headline
 
2014-02-02 02:17:10 AM  
I miss-read the headline, I've been drinking too.

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