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37 / F / Fort Meade, MD
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Posted 10/15/07

XsYackosX wrote:

lolz haven't u heard about the police brutality and stuff. Cop are abusing their power more an more everyday


no criminals are just getting sue happy and there's not enough laws to protect the officers who need to use force to restrain a criminal...

Basically, if you fuck up in the eyes of the law... don't expect the cop to be nice to you.
I've been to jail, it's not a fun place...
granted i realised that the cops were just guys doing thier job, so i followed what they told me...
but if you get obstinate and beligerant, then expect them to get you to be submissive...
they are guys doing a job...
a job that i'm very very very very very glad they do.


as for DUI's... i think they need stricter laws on it.
I've driven drunk before, just trying to get home after a night out with friends... but i know when i'm too drunk to drive... that's when i ask a buddy to drive me home or to get coffee or something till i sober up.
I've had reletive strangers drive me home and crash on my couch tilli could drive to take them home or to thier car.
I have NO problem ensuring everyone else's safety on the roads.
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32 / F / Denver
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Posted 1/16/08
I have friends that drink and drive sometimes. It's f*cking stupid. I would never get in the car with someone who has been drinking. Maybe one day I'll learn to drive and be the designated driver...
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Posted 1/16/08
make sure the police who catch you aren't this sadistic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh5a_uemynU
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Posted 1/16/08
What a coincidence, we just started and finished this part in driver's ed today.
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30 / M / Niles, Ohio
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Posted 1/17/08

mel_09 wrote:

what do you think about these kind of cases?
DUI [Driving Under the Influence]

for me i think it's BS.


Be more descriptive. A little bit more explaining. I don't know how to respond to this o.O
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Posted 1/17/08
ugh...this week alone...

- my friend drove drunk (after someone drove him to the place he was staying and he got angry and decided to drive) and managed to total his car, fracture three vertebrae, break a couble of ribs and mess up his pancreas.
- another friend got a dui and had to spend 25 extra hrs in jail because the damn computer systems went down (one of the worst days of my life, no sleep, no food or anything for the four of us trying to get her out.)
-i got pulled over for swerving LAST NIGHT because i was not paying attention and playing with my phone, but ended up getting out of it, which is great because although i was sober i had just had a beer so i probably would have blown over the limit.

this may sound hypocritical, but just don't do it, get a cab or a friend to drive you home.

i do agree though that the limits in the US are too strict. but that doesnt mean its okay to get wasted and drive.

okay this week has been traumatic enough, i'm done with the subject. be safe!
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32 / M / Philippines
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Posted 1/17/08
Why do you have to drink and drive if you maturely know that your life is on the line???
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76 / M / Florida, US
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Posted 1/17/08

jobenerms wrote:

Why do you have to drink and drive if you maturely know that your life is on the line???


It's not that you plan to drink and drive. Most of the time that someone is drunk, they can't think straight. And if they are slightly buzzed, they still lose a bit of their common sense and it's hard to determine if you're too drunk to drive or not. Not to mention, I'm sure it's tempting to drive even after a few drinks when it's 4am you really want to get home to sleep. But yea. It's a very bad idea. I've had more than enough friends die from drinking and driving.
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44 / F / united kingdom
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one of my best friends brothers was knocked down and killed by a drunk driver about 25 years ago in the uk. the driver got a 6 months suspended prison sentance.

my next door neighbour was caught drink driving and received a ban for 18 months. he drove regularly while on his ban, which meant that he was also uninsured, so if he hit someone they wouldnt have received any payout for their injuries, thats if they were lucky to survive. the police knew from numerous report that he was driving while on his ban, but in the uk, even with numerous witnesses, it has to be the police themselves who catch the person driving without their license. this i find amazing considering if you pulled out a gun and shot someone witness evidence would be fine, you wouldnt need the police to be there to witness the shooting. also, just because the police have caught you driving on a ban for drink driving DOESNT mean you go to prison - usually you go to court and get a warning.

people in the uk who DO drink drive know how to work the system

in this respect uk laws SUCK! and so do the people who decide if they are going to go out and have a drink that they will take their car with them. if you have your car with you then you shouldnt order the drink in the first place. saying you were too drunk or tipsy/buzzed to make a rational choice about driving home is beyond lame. you were sober when you ordered the first drink with your car keys in your pocket....
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Thread needs more intellectual posts to be in ExD. Help this thread by giving your opinions.
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