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(The Epoch Times)   Man breaks state record with his 28th DUI arrest. You'd think they would have taken his license by now   ( theepochtimes.com) divider line
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2017-10-06 08:56:08 AM  
Danny Lee Bettcher, 64, of New York Mills, was charged with felony-level drunken driving

"Have you been drinking, sir?"

"Ya, you bettcher"
 
2017-10-06 09:01:43 AM  
Henry Earl scoffs derisively.
 
2017-10-06 09:51:26 AM  
Bettcher ass I'll have another
 
2017-10-06 09:52:28 AM  
You'd think they would have taken his license by now

A little thing like having a license taken isn't going to stop some people.

CSB - in the early 90s I worked with two guys that had lost their licenses until this century because of the combination of DUIs and driving with suspended licenses.
 
2017-10-06 09:53:08 AM  
I was shocked to see it wasn't in New Mexico.
 
2017-10-06 09:55:09 AM  
According to the Star Tribune, Bettcher, a construction worker has likely broken the state record for the number of drunken driving arrests.

The state must be so proud. Good work there Minnesota
 
2017-10-06 09:56:54 AM  

SuperChuck: According to the Star Tribune, Bettcher, a construction worker has likely broken the state record for the number of drunken driving arrests.

The state must be so proud. Good work there Minnesota


If it were Wisconsin that would just be the average.
 
2017-10-06 09:56:59 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Henry Earl scoffs derisively.


Came here to make sure this was covered.  Good jerb
 
2017-10-06 09:57:10 AM  
Who's he related too?
 
2017-10-06 09:58:05 AM  
I submitted the story from different news outlet twice because this guy needs to be publicly shamed. There is something wrong with him.
 
2017-10-06 09:59:31 AM  
At some point you'd think they'd just start giving him the max sentence each time.
 
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2017-10-06 10:00:30 AM  
This is the sort of shiat people are talking about when they argue that traffic laws are more about revenue generation than actual safety.   This guys license should have been perma-gone after his first DUI on a restricted license.
 
2017-10-06 10:02:34 AM  

Pavia_Resistance: You'd think they would have taken his license by now

A little thing like having a license taken isn't going to stop some people.

CSB - in the early 90s I worked with two guys that had lost their licenses until this century because of the combination of DUIs and driving with suspended licenses.


We should do away with licenses altogether if they wont work to keep these people not driving!
Same with driving tests and any other form of regulation, if a person wants to drive a sixteen wheeler they'll drive one and no law Is going to stop him so why should they even exist?

\\s
 
2017-10-06 10:03:29 AM  
Time for him to move...
Cops know what he drives and where he " hangs"..,
Kinda like shooting fish in a barrel...
 
2017-10-06 10:05:02 AM  

Pavia_Resistance: You'd think they would have taken his license by now

A little thing like having a license taken isn't going to stop some people.

CSB - in the early 90s I worked with two guys that had lost their licenses until this century because of the combination of DUIs and driving with suspended licenses.


That is exactly why the only option with these sorts of turds is to flush them. Until we get serious about drunk driving and start allowing the death penalty for repeat drunk drivers, these pieces of shiat will be murdering people on our roadways.
 
2017-10-06 10:05:46 AM  
Aside from the putting people's lives at risk part, this is actually a really sad story.  Dude literally admitted drinking just to get drunk.  At 64, his chance at full recovery is slim.

Don't get me wrong - I have no sympathy for DUI, but this level of alcoholism is no joke.
 
2017-10-06 10:07:21 AM  

Ima4nic8or: Until we get serious about drunk driving and start allowing the death penalty for repeat drunk drivers


Again, not defending the action, but are you saying that you are for the death penalty in crimes that do not result in the death of another?
 
2017-10-06 10:10:58 AM  
Sooner or later, later I guess, he'll kill somebody.
 
2017-10-06 10:11:22 AM  

Pavia_Resistance: You'd think they would have taken his license by now

A little thing like having a license taken isn't going to stop some people.


And therefore, we shouldn't license cars! Let everyone drive one!

/Oh, wait, this isn't the gun control thread...
 
2017-10-06 10:12:04 AM  
You'd think they would have taken his license by now

CSB:
Someone I know's sibling has almost 20 of them and still drives. It became all to clear when I learned of the sizable donations their dad made to FOP.
/CSB
 
2017-10-06 10:12:24 AM  

Ima4nic8or: Pavia_Resistance: You'd think they would have taken his license by now

A little thing like having a license taken isn't going to stop some people.

CSB - in the early 90s I worked with two guys that had lost their licenses until this century because of the combination of DUIs and driving with suspended licenses.

That is exactly why the only option with these sorts of turds is to flush them. Until we get serious about drunk driving and start allowing the death penalty for repeat drunk drivers, these pieces of shiat will be murdering people on our roadways.


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2017-10-06 10:13:34 AM  
New York Mills is a city in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,199 at the 2010 census. Wikipedia
Weather: 41°F (5°C), Wind W at 1 mph (2 km/h), 96% Humidity
Hotels: 3-star averaging $113. View hotels
Getting there: 4 h 52 min flight, from $657. View flights
Zip code: 56567

Dude, move to a bigger town. Everyone knows you already and know that they can pull you over at will and find you drunk.
 
2017-10-06 10:16:11 AM  
DUI is such an arbitrary thing..,
The government determines  what BAC is intoxicating, and driving abilities at that level...
Some people can still drive safely at what the state determines to be intoxicared..
I worried about the sober blue hair that's  all over the road ....
 
2017-10-06 10:18:43 AM  
You get 6 months jail time for repeated DUI offences in this country. I'm amazed you guys don't do that, given that you lock people up for small scale weed offences...
 
2017-10-06 10:20:12 AM  
He looks like someone notable in a terrible condition but I can't place it.  Maybe they can install a Antabuse delivery system like they have for insulin (but he'd rip it out).
 
2017-10-06 10:20:24 AM  
It's Wednesday again?
"Does anyone know what the record is for number of DWI convictions? This man just got his 28th, and his mug shot seems to support the story"

/Dammit pete.
 
2017-10-06 10:22:19 AM  

soaky55: The government determines what BAC is intoxicating, and driving abilities at that level...


...and in my state (PA), the goddamn state government controls it and sells it to you.

So, the state store sells it to you, the state determines the DUI definition, then they decide the punishment.

No conflict there....
 
2017-10-06 10:22:22 AM  
Repeat tag was in the passenger seat with mods in the back blotto.

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2017-10-06 10:23:58 AM  

Lady J: You get 6 months jail time for repeated DUI offences in this country. I'm amazed you guys don't do that, given that you lock people up for small scale weed offences...

Weed is the Tool of the Devil, you see. The police are just protecting us from ourselves.
Alcohol, though, is God's beverage. Rememer when Jesus turned water into wine? Getting plastered is holy, and there's nothing more American.
Or so the Hateful Keebler Elf at Justice would have us believe.
 
2017-10-06 10:25:24 AM  
Isn't this a repeat?
 
2017-10-06 10:26:02 AM  

Lady J: You get 6 months jail time for repeated DUI offences in this country. I'm amazed you guys don't do that, given that you lock people up for small scale weed offences...


This varies by state. Depending how high your BAC is, here in Pennsylvania it can be as little as 5 days or as much as 5 years, plus license suspensions and fines.
 
2017-10-06 10:26:41 AM  
Lock the farker up for good.
 
2017-10-06 10:27:19 AM  
Stupid legal system. This is a mental health problem, not a criminal one. Put him in a looney bin until he's so old and decrepit he's physically incapable of driving.  Can't a judge just have him committed and get it over with once and for all?
 
2017-10-06 10:27:55 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: New York Mills is a city in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,199 at the 2010 census. Wikipedia
Weather: 41°F (5°C), Wind W at 1 mph (2 km/h), 96% Humidity
Hotels: 3-star averaging $113. View hotels
Getting there: 4 h 52 min flight, from $657. View flights
Zip code: 56567

Dude, move to a bigger town. Everyone knows you already and know that they can pull you over at will and find you drunk.


Not to mention the home of the Great American Think-off
 
2017-10-06 10:32:03 AM  

IcedTorch: Pavia_Resistance: You'd think they would have taken his license by now

A little thing like having a license taken isn't going to stop some people.

CSB - in the early 90s I worked with two guys that had lost their licenses until this century because of the combination of DUIs and driving with suspended licenses.

We should do away with licenses altogether if they wont work to keep these people not driving!
Same with driving tests and any other form of regulation, if a person wants to drive a sixteen wheeler they'll drive one and no law Is going to stop him so why should they even exist?

\\s


You could make the same argument about drug and gun laws.
 
2017-10-06 11:07:23 AM  

Lady J: You get 6 months jail time for repeated DUI offences in this country. I'm amazed you guys don't do that, given that you lock people up for small scale weed offences...


In North Carolina, a second offence (if aggravated or over 0.15) is a one year minimum sentence.  I would know because I had a single DUI 15 years ago and no way in hell would I get a second...don't even get me started on the associated costs and mandatory counseling bullshiat.
 
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