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(WHNT Huntsville)   You won't get jail time for DUI and driving 103 mph on the interstate if you're the mayor's wife   ( whnt.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Pleas, Mayor Paul Finley, Huntsville, Alabama, English-language films, Criminal law, Arraignment, Attorney Rob Broussard, Julie Finley  
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1381 clicks; posted to Politics » on 28 Sep 2017 at 10:07 PM (2 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-09-28 12:06:54 PM  
Hell. I've had a bit of a lead foot over the years, but that's pretty impressive.

My last lawyer warned me that in most of my state, while threshold reckless (20 MPH over) only gets jail time in the event of someone being injured or the defendant being a jackass to the judge, conviction on anything past 10MPH into reckless WILL involve jail time.
 
2017-09-28 12:15:54 PM  
Court records in the DUI arrest show she blew a .273 on a preliminary breath test for alcohol intoxication, with .08 being the legal limit.
State Troopers say they pulled Finley over for driving 103 miles per hour on I-565 near Memorial Parkway at 4:30 pm on a Wednesday.
 
2017-09-28 12:41:43 PM  

Munden: Court records in the DUI arrest show she blew a .273 on a preliminary breath test for alcohol intoxication, with .08 being the legal limit.
State Troopers say they pulled Finley over for driving 103 miles per hour on I-565 near Memorial Parkway at 4:30 pm on a Wednesday.


I don't know this lady but I think I'd like to have lunch with her.
 
2017-09-28 12:50:42 PM  
That also comes with an alcohol treatment regimen. Broussard called the sentence "standard fare for a first time DUI well-connected white lady."
 
2017-09-28 02:43:15 PM  

Munden: Court records in the DUI arrest show she blew a .273 on a preliminary breath test for alcohol intoxication, with .08 being the legal limit.
State Troopers say they pulled Finley over for driving 103 miles per hour on I-565 near Memorial Parkway at 4:30 pm on a Wednesday.


Wow, she was cruising near downtown Huntsville at 103 mph during rush hour on a workday? She's fortunate to have not killed herself or someone else.
 
2017-09-28 04:19:24 PM  
Did they at least suspend her pilot license for flying too low?
 
2017-09-28 08:18:06 PM  
This is why I like public transportation.

I was drunker than she was yesterday. Passed more people too. But I was seated comfotably in a seat while some sober guy with a postdoc in trainology was driving.
 
2017-09-28 10:11:40 PM  

Munden: Court records in the DUI arrest show she blew a .273 on a preliminary breath test for alcohol intoxication, with .08 being the legal limit.
State Troopers say they pulled Finley over for driving 103 miles per hour on I-565 near Memorial Parkway at 4:30 pm on a Wednesday.


Damn, I usually just call that Tuesday.
 
2017-09-28 10:12:13 PM  
.273? Cripes. I've had mixed drinks with less alcohol than that.
 
2017-09-28 10:16:03 PM  

ox45tallboy: Munden: Court records in the DUI arrest show she blew a .273 on a preliminary breath test for alcohol intoxication, with .08 being the legal limit.
State Troopers say they pulled Finley over for driving 103 miles per hour on I-565 near Memorial Parkway at 4:30 pm on a Wednesday.

I don't know this lady but I think I'd like to have lunch with her.


I lol'd
 
2017-09-28 10:31:51 PM  
I would have been in jail so fast they could power a small city from the speed and force that my poor ass hits the intake room.
 
2017-09-28 10:32:48 PM  
Well. Yeah. And?
 
2017-09-28 10:33:19 PM  
FTFA: Court records in the DUI arrest show she blew a .273 on a preliminary breath test for alcohol intoxication, with .08 being the legal limit.
State Troopers say they pulled Finley over for driving 103 miles per hour on I-565 near Memorial Parkway at 4:30 pm on a Wednesday.


Also, this woman is my spirit animal.
 
2017-09-28 10:33:49 PM  
.273 is ridiculous.  I blew a .16 and i was pretty farked up.  i also lost my license for 6 months, but I guess I wasn't the mayor's wife.  total bullsh*t.
 
2017-09-28 10:36:17 PM  

Derek Force: .273 is ridiculous.  I blew a .16 and i was pretty farked up.  i also lost my license for 6 months, but I guess I wasn't the mayor's wife.  total bullsh*t.


I got a DUI in my own driveway when I wasn't driving. But the keys were within reach (I was sleeping in my car because my roommates were fighting).

Fullest extent. Jail time. Fines. Everything. When I couldn't afford the fines anymore I had to go to jail every weekend for months.
 
2017-09-28 10:38:42 PM  
Also "having" to go to jail every weekend, like checking yourself in, is super weird.
 
2017-09-28 10:40:21 PM  

Munden: Court records in the DUI arrest show she blew a .273 on a preliminary breath test for alcohol intoxication, with .08 being the legal limit.
State Troopers say they pulled Finley over for driving 103 miles per hour on I-565 near Memorial Parkway at 4:30 pm on a Wednesday.


I'd be in love if she was hot, but nope.
 
2017-09-28 10:42:05 PM  
This is the EXACT kind of thing that makes citizens despise the "justice" system.

Just ONE of those offenses would have been enough for a jail sentence for anyone else.
 
2017-09-28 10:42:20 PM  

megarian: Also "having" to go to jail every weekend, like checking yourself in, is super weird.


You better of had tobacco in an orifice.
 
2017-09-28 10:45:45 PM  

STDMan69: megarian: Also "having" to go to jail every weekend, like checking yourself in, is super weird.

You better of had tobacco in an orifice.


Are you a cop?
 
2017-09-28 10:52:22 PM  

megarian: STDMan69: megarian: Also "having" to go to jail every weekend, like checking yourself in, is super weird.

You better of had tobacco in an orifice.

Are you a cop?


Back in the day I technically worked for the sherrif's office - granted it was for getting some time off a sentence and double trays, so maybe?
 
2017-09-28 10:57:28 PM  

megarian: Also "having" to go to jail every weekend, like checking yourself in, is super weird.


always heard of it as "a year doing weekends". in your case less. personally i'd rather just do it all at once but to each his/her own.
 
2017-09-28 10:58:53 PM  
I was doing 80-90 on Hwy 59 going towards Corpus, and got passed by a Camaro,  I caught up with him 10 minutes later,

Highway Patrol had him at gun point.  There might have been more than just some dude going 100 MPH through a particularly empty part of Texas, maybe not.  Did I mention he was black?
 
2017-09-28 11:02:32 PM  

Derek Force: .273 is ridiculous.  I blew a .16 and i was pretty farked up.  i also lost my license for 6 months, but I guess I wasn't the mayor's wife.  total bullsh*t.


is that 3.5x as drunk as .08 or is it exponentially drunker. like earthquakes and hurricanes.

i never knew what my number was but i do remember waking up and seeing the rivets. fortunately for me i was in a guys backyard so it was a civil not a vehicle offense. fix the guy's stuff, fine and three years summary probation. yeah i got lucky.
 
2017-09-28 11:08:08 PM  
That is some serious day drinking going on.
 
2017-09-28 11:15:25 PM  

AirForceVet: Munden: Court records in the DUI arrest show she blew a .273 on a preliminary breath test for alcohol intoxication, with .08 being the legal limit.
State Troopers say they pulled Finley over for driving 103 miles per hour on I-565 near Memorial Parkway at 4:30 pm on a Wednesday.

Wow, she was cruising near downtown Huntsville at 103 mph during rush hour on a workday? She's fortunate to have not killed herself or someone else.


Isn't anything past 100mph considered a felony?
 
2017-09-28 11:20:33 PM  
Yeah, but what about on weed?
 
2017-09-28 11:26:38 PM  

Curious: megarian: Also "having" to go to jail every weekend, like checking yourself in, is super weird.

always heard of it as "a year doing weekends". in your case less. personally i'd rather just do it all at once but to each his/her own.


I liked having a job.
 
2017-09-28 11:29:33 PM  

farkyorefeelings: Yeah, but what about on weed?


i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2017-09-28 11:31:14 PM  
The Dead Milkmen: Bitchin' Camaro
Youtube 1v3CzvQ9e_w

I ran over some old lady
One night at the county fair
And I didn't get arrested
Because my dad husband's the mayor
 
2017-09-29 12:07:37 AM  
I'm also in the Excessively Deep South and there's been a non-scandal in my area lately over the discovery that half a dozen local judges have gone down for DUI in the past year or two -- and that they received ZERO punishment, in clear violation of state law, because they were golf buddies, or whatever, of the other judges they appeared before. At least one of them was even a repeat offender. The thing is, no one especially seems to care. Just Good Ol' Boys getting drunk and being regular guys.

Personally, I think being found guilty of DUI should automatically lose a judge his bench.
 
2017-09-29 12:09:22 AM  
Or if you're best buds of the superintendent of the school district and also an administrator with 3 times the legal limit, actually running people off the road AND refusing to stop for police officers pulling you over.  Yay.
 
2017-09-29 12:11:44 AM  
Good thing she's white.
 
2017-09-29 12:14:07 AM  

pheed: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/1v3CzvQ9e_w]
I ran over some old lady
One night at the county fair
And I didn't get arrested
Because my dad husband's the mayor


Literally the first thing I thought of.
 
2017-09-29 12:25:46 AM  
Was she driving a biatchin' Camaro?

/Or is that "biatch in Camaro"?
 
2017-09-29 01:02:31 AM  
Well, full on corruption and nepotism is acceptable in Trump's America, so...
 
2017-09-29 06:55:17 AM  

doglover: This is why I like public transportation.

I was drunker than she was yesterday. Passed more people too. But I was seated comfotably in a seat while some sober guy with a postdoc in trainology was driving.


The graduate level part is wearing white gloves and pointing at things.
 
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