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(Billings Gazette)   After your seventh DUI, you should know that shots of whiskey won't stop the breathalyzer from seeing how many beers you drank   (billingsgazette.com) divider line 30
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2014-06-17 02:57:53 PM  
If it weren't for the whiskey, he might have passed.
 
2014-06-17 03:42:06 PM  
what is with linking to an article that requires you to fill out a questionare just to read the content?

Not even no-script stopped it.
 
2014-06-17 03:52:58 PM  
Could have been the whiskey,
Might have been the gin,
Could have been the 3 or 4 six-packs,
I don't know,
But look at the mess I'm in.
 
2014-06-17 03:59:00 PM  
If only he'd been blazed on the reefer
 
2014-06-17 03:59:50 PM  
Only 8?  Here IN NM, last year we had a guy passed out behind the wheel of his car, it was in "Drive", his foot was on the brake. Cops arrested him DUI, his 17th.
TGo me it seems strange, you can go to a gas station, buy gas and hard liqour at the same time.
 
2014-06-17 04:00:09 PM  
"The man charged with causing the crash...has seven prior DUI convictions, according to prosecutors"


Jesus farking christ. A driver's license isn't in the Constitution. Take away his keys before he kills someone.
 
2014-06-17 04:00:35 PM  
Drinking is like speeding: Keep going and the needle wraps around so far they can't tell.

cannotsuggestaname: what is with linking to an article that requires you to fill out a questionare just to read the content?

Not even no-script stopped it.


I didn't get that. With and without NoScript both.
 
2014-06-17 04:02:26 PM  
Why do they not equip all of these people's vehicle's with an intelock system?  Seriously, if you've had more than one prior DUI, it should be mandatory.  WTF Montana? (and every other state that allows this to go unchecked)
 
2014-06-17 04:02:35 PM  
The messed up thing is even if he can never get a license he will probably just go out and buy a car and get busted for a DUI again.
 
2014-06-17 04:05:07 PM  
7 DUIs and he's still driving but if some kid gets caught with a little pot...
 
2014-06-17 04:05:22 PM  
I thought that skank Grable's Daughter already taught us this method doesn't work?

/thanks, be here all week
//maybe not
 
2014-06-17 04:05:59 PM  

Ex-Texan: Only 8?  Here IN NM, last year we had a guy passed out behind the wheel of his car, it was in "Drive", his foot was on the brake. Cops arrested him DUI, his 17th.
TGo me it seems strange, you can go to a gas station, buy gas and hard liqour at the same time.


Doesn't TX have drive thru liquor stores??
 
2014-06-17 04:07:16 PM  

generallyso: 7 DUIs and he's still driving but if some kid gets caught with a little pot...


SOOO much this.
 
2014-06-17 04:07:25 PM  

TommyymmoT: If it weren't for the whiskey, he might have passed.


If it weren't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that year in college.
 
2014-06-17 04:09:03 PM  
the intersection of Bobolink Street and Dickie Road

Really?
 
2014-06-17 04:12:09 PM  
If he had had Affluenza, he'd have been sent on his way.
 
2014-06-17 04:13:51 PM  
How does a person with 7 DUI convictions afford to drive a Corvette???
 
2014-06-17 04:19:48 PM  

willfullyobscure: "The man charged with causing the crash...has seven prior DUI convictions, according to prosecutors"


Jesus farking christ. A driver's license isn't in the Constitution. Take away his keys before he kills someone.


He probably has a spare key.   The only way to stop someone like this is jail.
 
2014-06-17 04:20:18 PM  
If he was tested at 0.112, he was definitely over the limit. Although it wasn't the two shots of whiskey that is the result of this. Since he had an accident, he can still face criminal charges with less than 0.08 BAC -- scientific studies show that impairment typically begins around 0.03 BAC and above. He was over that without the whiskey. The 0.08 BAC limit only really applies if you're pulled over by a cop and given a breathalyzer with no accident involved.

This being this dude's eighth DUI arrest, he ought to have known better. Throw the f'ing book at him and take away his car keys. And his car.
 
2014-06-17 04:27:49 PM  
That's... not how alcohol works, dude.

FTFA:

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farking hell.
 
JVD
2014-06-17 04:30:41 PM  

farkin_Gary: How does a person with 7 DUI convictions afford to drive a Corvette???


It doesn't say what year... I bet you could pick up a beat up C4 for under $2500.
 
2014-06-17 04:31:27 PM  
PSA - have a friend that was stopped last year around this time, she was t-boned by a drunk driver at an intersection.  The drunk driver went through a red light.  Problem though - friend was also slightly inebriated, responding officer put her through a field sobriety test and administered a breathalyzer.  She was good.  Then the DUI unit came out to process the scene - cross the T's and dot the I's.  They tested her again an hour after the first test - BAC was over the limit.  You know those last two beers that you chugged ten minutes before you leave?  yeah, it takes a little bit more the fifteen minutes to hit your BAC.  Also, just yesterday had a friend get his DUI dismissed after three years of waiting for a court date.  It's amazing what a $15,000 retainer gets you.

/Affluenza
// Oh and here is the PSA "Don't Drink and Drive"
/// I have a lot of drunk friends.
 
2014-06-17 04:32:04 PM  

bikerbob59: Ex-Texan: Only 8?  Here IN NM, last year we had a guy passed out behind the wheel of his car, it was in "Drive", his foot was on the brake. Cops arrested him DUI, his 17th.
TGo me it seems strange, you can go to a gas station, buy gas and hard liqour at the same time.

Doesn't TX have drive thru liquor stores??


Yes.  And Arizona and Colorado and Louisiana.

I'm sure other states have them too, but those are the ones I'm familiar with.
 
2014-06-17 04:39:58 PM  
willfullyobscure: "The man charged with causing the crash...has seven prior DUI convictions, according to prosecutors"


Jesus farking christ. A driver's license isn't in the Constitution. Take away his keys before he kills someone.


sadly, that's not even unusual here.
 
2014-06-17 05:38:45 PM  

willfullyobscure: Jesus farking christ. A driver's license isn't in the Constitution. Take away his keys before he kills someone.


I doubt he's had a valid license in a long time. That doesn't keep people from driving.
 
2014-06-17 05:41:45 PM  

gfid: bikerbob59: Ex-Texan: Only 8?  Here IN NM, last year we had a guy passed out behind the wheel of his car, it was in "Drive", his foot was on the brake. Cops arrested him DUI, his 17th.
TGo me it seems strange, you can go to a gas station, buy gas and hard liqour at the same time.

Doesn't TX have drive thru liquor stores??

Yes.  And Arizona and Colorado and Louisiana.

I'm sure other states have them too, but those are the ones I'm familiar with.


Uh, what exactly is the problem with that?

Some people might want to pick up a nice bottle of Dominus Red on the way home from work?

Not everyone is going thru in their Ford 4x4 for another 6 pack of Old Milwaukee at 1am.

/in fact, any state that doesn't allow drive thru liquors can kiss my ass
//and states that have ponies
 
2014-06-17 05:49:09 PM  
This is Montana.  DUI is a Professional sport.  This guy needs 2 more to get out of the minors.
 
2014-06-17 06:25:16 PM  
He should've initiated a high-speed chase. Cops love those things.
 
2014-06-17 06:27:20 PM  

JVD: farkin_Gary: How does a person with 7 DUI convictions afford to drive a Corvette???

It doesn't say what year... I bet you could pick up a beat up C4 for under $2500.


By the looks of the guy, I bet that is what the car is.

beer4breakfast: willfullyobscure: Jesus farking christ. A driver's license isn't in the Constitution. Take away his keys before he kills someone.

I doubt he's had a valid license in a long time. That doesn't keep people from driving.


No, but a felony jail sentence will.  Can't drive when your entire world is shrunk to a matter of a couple hundred yards inside a building.  Breaking the law shouldn't always mean jail time, but breaking it enough times to show total disregard should.
 
2014-06-17 06:29:59 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: gfid: bikerbob59: Ex-Texan: Only 8?  Here IN NM, last year we had a guy passed out behind the wheel of his car, it was in "Drive", his foot was on the brake. Cops arrested him DUI, his 17th.
TGo me it seems strange, you can go to a gas station, buy gas and hard liqour at the same time.

Doesn't TX have drive thru liquor stores??

Yes.  And Arizona and Colorado and Louisiana.

I'm sure other states have them too, but those are the ones I'm familiar with.

Uh, what exactly is the problem with that?


I have no problem with it - same rules apply as they do to the road.  Don't drive thru the brew-thru drunk.

It seems like the person I responded to does though.

Sometimes, I just don't want to get out of the car.

As for the article, it would be interesting if some journalist in his area would do a rundown of how he got 7 DUIs and was still driving around.  Was it over a 30 year period?  Was the last one 15 years ago?  Was he just arrested for DUI that many times or was he convicted that many times?
 
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