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Obviously the dozens of innocent people who are killed and the thousands of innocent people who are maimed everyday by drunk drivers don't deserve Justice.
Now you can refuse to take a breathalyzer test and a blood alcohol test without consequence. The only evidence a policeman can gather is field sobriety test. Basically this will create situations where it will be the policeman's word against the drunk drivers word. With no way to prove that they had alcohol on in their breathe and only video evidence of a guy trying to do a test any good lawyer will get drunks off the hook for charges.
This measure will make getting a warrant in the middle of the night next to impossible and will let drunk drivers avoid any hard evidence of their law breaking. Even the best case scenarios where policemen can drag a scumbag to the station to get a warrant; then go to a hospital to get blood testing,valuable hours will be wasted reducing the suspect's BAC significantly.
Considering that my aunt was hit by a drunk driver and was permanently handicapped along with losing 80%+ of her memory in college this disgusts me. People who drink and drive make multiple decisions to harm others and are part of the scum of our society in my opinion. I wouldn't mind if a DUI charge was coupled with a attempted manslaughter charge and killing someone equated first degree murder.
SMH today was a bad day for our Justice System.
The fact that alcohol dissipates from the bloodstream over time does not by itself allow the police to take blood over objections, the Supreme Court ruled.
Should we ban cars or alcohol now?
Good. About time the Justice system does something right.
In Georgia it apparently does not matter if you drive drunk or not. A good friend of ours has an older brother that had 5 DUIs before he had to serve any jail time and even then he was out after 3 months......and back to drinking and driving.
If you don't see anything wrong with people drinking and driving without consequence something is wrong with you.
That ruling is bull shit. Courts work on theories, cops have to act in the real world. Making it easier for people to get away with drunk driving hurts this country IMO. This is a case where judges overthought the case. Dude refuses to take a harmless breathelizer, so he got a blood test. Seems reasonable.
In Florida you don't get into serious chit until your second time, third or fourth if you can afford a good lawyer.
I have lost good friends to drunk drivers so it really pissed me off that it took 5 DUIs for Gwinnett County to even deem it punishable. Crazy thing is that he was caught getting into his car at a bar obviously drunk a few weeks ago and the cop allowed him to call someone to pick him up.....he is on probation and is not even supposed to be drinking, not to mention that he has a suspended license. I swear if I hear on the news that he kills someone, I will contact the family with all this info so that they can sue the hell out of the county.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is one of the most vocal critics of no-refusal policies, claiming they violate drivers' rights against unreasonable search and seizure. The ACLU also claims no-refusal initiatives raise questions regarding medical privacy, specifically whether any additional data gathered from a blood draw is being used.
As more state and local law enforcement officials enact no-refusal DUI enforcement policies, it has become increasingly important for motorists to understand how
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If there's an injury in an accident, blood is always taken.
Don't jump to conclusions or anything though.
I was in an accident caused by ice when I was 17 driving my grandmother back to her retirement home after New Year's Day lunch at my parents house. Unfortunately, there was a fatality in the other car. The children of the deceased woman even reached out to me to let me know they knew it was just an accident and the family gave most of the settlement money to their church.
2 years later, I had to come home from college because the state of GA charged me with Unintentional Cause of Death. The guy right ahead of me in court was there for his 8th DUI, but the probo officer treated me like I was the POS because I got probation pleading nolo to my charge.
So a person can take a gun and shoot into a crowd and as long as he doesn't hit someone he can't be punished?
You make a conscious decision to drink with out a ride and another to drive while intoxicated.
You are endangering lives, you are working at a fraction of your driving ability. Just because you were lucky and didn't hit someone shouldn't make it impossible to charge you with attempting to hit someone.
Drunk driving is so preventable but it kills and maims tens of thousands of people a year. Hell since the Boston Bombing 10-100x the people have been killed and maimed by drunk driving then who were hurt in the blast.
Not enforcing stiff penalties and hindering prosecutions by making it harder to gather evidence will only let this number rise. Hell in some areas getting a speeding ticket is worse then drinking and driving then getting caught.
Damn you are so wrong, it is funny.
Lol what part?
Apologies. I don't appreciate being a driving statistic when every instance of a traffic violation is categorized without knowing the circumstances. See ^^^.
First there are studies showing you are not impaired until your BAC is at .15. 2nd go to any major city that has a bar scene and 85% are driving home over the limit, yet I don't see on the news in the morning, every day all these DD deaths. Also Texting and driving and falling asleep while driving is worse than Drinking and driving. I personally have driven home drunk over 1000 times easily and never had an accident.
How are you going to force a person to blow?
Same way you force them to show papers, but that's evil.
It amazes me. We have all these ads about the "no tolerance" drinking and driving policy in GA.....and then I hear stories about repeat offenders. Honestly after your 1st DUI you should face significant jail time. By the time you reach 3+ it is beyond absurd.
Does this apply to public intoxication and things of that nature too?
Actually that isn't funny, I seriously hope you drive into a tree and kill yourself before you kill someone else. If you can't wait a few hours or bother to pay $10 for a taxi you are a pathetic human being.
I can find hundreds of studies that show that you get impaired even at 0.08 BAC.
In 2010 3,000 people died from "distracted driving" (includes texting) while 10,300 died from alcohol related driving.
In my post I said it is insane how things like the Boston Bombing get weeks of coverage while hundreds the amount of people are injured and killed by drunk driving every month.
I am noway condoning texting and falling asleep, those should have the same punishment. This article is about drinking and driving though.
Didn't read the article. But in fla if you refuse to do FST's a d blow you lose your license for a year(could be 6 months, don't remember). If you do take FST and fail you get taken to jail where you'll then take a breathizer. First DUI's usually can get dropped to a reckless driving charge, it will cost you at least 4k though.
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Grab them and kick them in their diaphragm, lol?
When I was in HS a kid got a DUI, extremely rich family that got it reduced to a small fine and had his license suspended for like six months. Fast forward a little over a year and he got in crash (while drunk) paralyzing his younger brother and making a girl friend of his lose her leg. (none of them were even wearing seat belts)
10 dollars for a taxi, where do you live, in the sticks?
Ya he probably got it reduced to reckless driving. $500 and lawyer fees and your go to go. Sucks for the brother and girl, but they had to know they got in a car with a drunk driver.
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