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Posted on Fri Aug 02, 2013 01:02:12
I won't condone anything that raises the potential for harm to others, though being someone that has gone through the penal system for a DUI, all I can say is that it's a very twisted system that is driven by money and lobby groups.

The fact that they weren't behind the wheel at the time of them being questioned and that, at least by what I gather from a once over of the article, a breath test and not a blood test is what they used as evidence to call them over the influence, then their defense of "getting home and downing wine and cider" is a legitimate one, even though unlikely. This would have been thrown out in the States even with some bumpkin town district attorney as their defense.

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Posted on Fri Aug 02, 2013 02:21:10
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I won't condone anything that raises the potential for harm to others, though being someone that has gone through the penal system for a DUI, all I can say is that it's a very twisted system that is driven by money and lobby groups.


potentially, we're all murderers, rapists, thieves, etc etc.



if someone gets caught driving while drunk, then yes, by all means, arrest them, fine them, do whatever. but if someone is inside a parked car, sleeping in the back seat you can't really be serious when you say that person is doing anything wrong.

"oh but that can be used as an excuse and is exploitable by all the drunks, they just have to stop the car and pretending they're sleeping"
well then, stay close and let them make the mistake of starting the car...

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Posted on Fri Aug 02, 2013 03:27:34
We're all irresponsible in our own way.

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Posted on Fri Aug 02, 2013 04:52:03
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I won't condone anything that raises the potential for harm to others, though being someone that has gone through the penal system for a DUI, all I can say is that it's a very twisted system that is driven by money and lobby groups.


potentially, we're all murderers, rapists, thieves, etc etc.



if someone gets caught driving while drunk, then yes, by all means, arrest them, fine them, do whatever. but if someone is inside a parked car, sleeping in the back seat you can't really be serious when you say that person is doing anything wrong.

"oh but that can be used as an excuse and is exploitable by all the drunks, they just have to stop the car and pretending they're sleeping"
well then, stay close and let them make the mistake of starting the car...


im with you. I highly doubt someone can stop the car, jump in the backseat and place the keys in the trunk or under the car or in the glove compartment before a cop notices while trying to pull them over. its just a bs part of the law meant to criminalize those who wouldn't normally be able to be criminalized.



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Posted on Sun Aug 04, 2013 14:43:58
Driving drunk is the only way to drive!

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Posted on Mon Aug 05, 2013 08:55:20
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Holy shit.
And people complain about police officers in America? They were AT THEIR HOUSE when they got breathalyzed, lmao. That makes absolutely zero sense to me.

Also, if you're going to copy pasta, at least do it well


if your going to make fun of peoples copy and paste skills learn how to spell paste.


Ha, facepalm is strong in this one.


SHIT.
I DID IT AGAIN?!


Nah, python.

1. Getting cocky not knowing the well known internet phrase "copy pasta".
2. Telling you how to spell and spells 'you're' wrong himself.

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Posted on Mon Aug 05, 2013 14:50:12
It's copypasta. It's one word! Get it right or else I'm assigning extra work for you tonight!

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Posted on Mon Aug 05, 2013 19:10:42
Except OP isn't copypasta.

It's a failed copy/paste.

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Posted on Mon Aug 05, 2013 19:33:18
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Im 100% + some against drunk driving. but I have to say, this is messed up.

I cant say I didn't see this coming tho, honestly. ive been 2mins from home and turned down a single beer many times because I knew it was just a matter of time before someone got hit with some bs like this.

I expected this to happen in the US though honestly.


Can't happen in the US.

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Posted on Sat Aug 10, 2013 00:14:51
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Good, they broke the law, they deserve everything they got. Should have walked.

Personally, I'd ban anyone caught drink-driving for ten years, minimum.




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Posted on Wed Nov 13, 2013 04:58:29
wasn't drunk while driving and can't walk

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They were tested after they had been home a while and had more to drink? I don't think that would work too well here in the States.


That's true, I'm not sure they will be able to charge them if they had already got home. Checking if the engine is warm isn't gonna stick. Even still they should have just walked, f*ckwits.



That's not true. The cops can charge you with a DUI if you are over the limit and they can show that you drove within the last 2 hours (2 hours being specific to Colorado, I dont know about other states).



i.e.-Someone can report your car on suspicion of the driver being drunk, the cops can come to your house, give you a breathalizer, and if you fail, charge you with a DUI.

Not sure about Colorado law, but in Ohio as long as you don't step outside of your residence they can't do jack shit. Was informed of that after i spent 3k on a lawyer.

Me personally, unless i've called them , i wont open the door for a cop. Let em get a warrant & bust it down, If theres any possible way im going to sue the shit out of em later for it.


If you refuse to take a breathalizer in Colorado, you automatically lose your license for a year...Im not sure if that applies to if they come to your house, but I wouldnt doubt it.


Its the same here if you don't blow, But the kicker is even if you do blow you still get your lic. suspended for a yr. I was told the benefit to not taking the breathalizer is. If you fail, you have no argument at all. BUT if you don't most lawyers can get your charge dropped to a reckless op, which carries less points on your lic. & about 6 mos. less on the suspension. Plus your not burdened for the next 5 yrs. if you apply for a job where your going to be driving a company vehicle. Im sure it varies state to state though. Either way you look at it your screwed.

in the case of this couple, im wondering what would have happened had they just not answered the door. I mean its not like they had reasonable cause to break it down, & i highly doubt them waiting in their drive till morning.



I guess it's a Colorado thing. In most states they have to have irrefutable proof that you were the driver. They can try to give you public intoxication charges, but unless they can prove you were behind the wheel they can't give you a DUI or DWI. They HAVE TO catch you in the act. Many cases have been fought, and won, by claiming the car was stolen or a sober friend used the vehicle but left (hell, DUI's have been fought on the basis of PMS).

And if you made it home and they come to your residence they can't force you to come outside unless they were called for a non driving offense that happened AT the residence. They'll lie and claim a lot of shit, but as long as you're not confrontational and know your rights there is nothing they can do because theres no law against being drunk in your own home UNLESS you're in view of the public. If your shades are up, they really CAN bust you for drunk in public if they can see your activities from a public point of view. But if you made it home, have your blinds shut and cooperate, they can't charge you with anything unless you are intimidated and let them because they can trump up charges if you don't refute it.

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