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Old 12-12-2004, 03:22 AM
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stupid #@$# drunk drivers!

So yesterday, I got off work early, about 2 AM or so. I'm working mids right now, so it was pretty early for me. Anyhow, I'm following this ******* in an Isuzu Rodeo around a large sweeping right curve that leads up to an overpass. All of a sudden, he swerves left, then right, over corrects, goes off the road the road and rolls twice down the embankment.(about 40-50ft or so) So I pulled over and dialed 911. We, myself and another guy who stopped, went down to see if the driver was OK. The driver was crawling out the window when we got down to him. The guy didn't have a scratch on him, but was so drunk he could barely stand up. He was pretty hostile when he found out I called the cops too. I figured he was too plastered to do to much harm, and wasn't hurt, so I went back up to my car and hang out until the cops showed. Not to be all preachy, but why in the hell was this guy on the road? Someone should have swiped his keys or something. Oh well, at least he wound up in a field and not into the frontend of another car. It's gotta really suck to wake up in a jailcell with a totaled car.

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Old 12-12-2004, 10:29 AM
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sheesh. that coulda been a hell-uv-a lot worse.

nice of you to stop. i hate them jerks that watch it, then just drive by. when me and my dad hit a deer, about 3 cars behind us just past, only the 4th stopped
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Old 12-12-2004, 11:03 AM
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Re: stupid #@$# drunk drivers!

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It's gotta really suck to wake up in a jailcell with a totaled car.
If you think that sucks, imagine waking up in a jail cell, and finding out you totaled your car, killed someone's kid, and made a wife a widow.

You just went from being the life of a party, to being a murderer.

Oh, the fun of being a small town cop. When your neighbors hate you, because you try to do whats right. Thank God I don't do that anymore.
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Old 12-12-2004, 12:52 PM
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I personally believe that someone that drives drunk should spend some serious time in jail. That is if they are lucky enough to not have hurt or killed anyone. That belief comes easy when you have lost several friends to drunk drivers. I have also been involved in accidents 2 times with drunk drivers, and spent 10 years as a police oficer enforcing those laws. I have seen way too many people injured or killed by them.

If you do happen to see an accident involving someone that is drunk, and call the police, there is something else that is good to do. Keep an eye on the drunk driver until the police arrive. Do not let them drink ANYTHING. Many of them will claim that they were not drunk when the accident happened, they drank afterwards to calm their nerves. In VA, the law says that it has to be proven that the driver had nothing to drink after the accident, for a "drunk driving" conviction.
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Old 12-12-2004, 07:34 PM
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If I was in charge a 1st offence would be a perminently gone drivers license. The second would be 10 years in jail.

If you don't care about the people that you could hurt or kill you might as well be in jail.

I have a large pipe in the back of my vehicles. Anyone that hits me while impaired had better pray the cops get there before I get out of my vehicle. I have lost too many friends from people driving drunk. I no longer have any sympathy for the drunk drivers.
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Old 12-13-2004, 06:45 AM
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I've been with the State Patrol here in Wisconsin for just short of 27 years so you can imagine the horrific crashes I've seen involving the drunk driver.

I always found it ironic that I saw very few drunks on New Years Eve out on the interstate...not like other weekends. Last weekend in our county we had 3 fatalities in one night involving drunks. The weirdest one was the pedestrian walking on the Interstate that got hit by a semi...he was walking home from the bar...in the fog....on I-90.
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As a local police officer, I once arrested a drunk driver that I will never forget. I saw a cab driving irratic, so I stopped it. The driver was plastered, and almost fell over when he got out of the cab. He was arrested and put in the back of the squad car. I then went and woke up the passenger in the cab. He had called the cab from a bar, because he was too drunk to drive, and wanted to get home without having to call his wife and make her mad. He could not believe that the cab driver was drunk too. He ask me to have his wife called to pick him up. He sad that it was obviously a sign that he should quit drinking.

It was really ironic that the cab driver was driving the cab drunk. He had lost his regular license for drunk driving, and only had what was then a "chauffers license", to drive for work only.
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Old 12-14-2004, 12:06 PM
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I've got a great email about a drunk driver that I would like to post if somebody knows how I can post it. It has photos' with it that really makes you think twice about drinking and driving.
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