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Old 12-15-2011, 05:25 AM
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As the Christmas spirit will be flowing over the festivities I would like to share an experience with you all, about drinking and driving.
As you well know, some of us have been known to have had brushes with the authorities on our way home from the odd social session over the years.

A couple of nights ago, I was out for a few drinks with some friends and had a few too many whiskies and some rather nice irish cream. Knowing full well I may have been slightly over the limit, I did something I've never done before - I took a bus home.
I arrived home safely and without incident, which was a real surprise, as I have never driven a bus before and am not sure where I got this one.
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:34 AM
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next time at least don't pick up the kids going to school

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Yeah I guess as long as you keep the bust between the lines the cops have no reason for pulling you over in a ride stop.
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What length bus? Was it longishly challenged? Tell the truth, you felt right at home on that short thing.






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Originally Posted by baypro21 View Post
What length bus? Was it longishly challenged? Tell the truth, you felt right at home on that short thing.






Now what are you suggesting my friend, the care givers on board are all dressed in white and this a day visit to the zoo?
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PS. You were supposed to drop me off at third and main.
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I realize this is a joke but there are far too many people that drink and drive over the holidays. I just got through sitting in court because good friend was killed by a drunk driver last Feb while he was working beside the road. The drunk not only ruined my friend's family but his own with his selfless, stupid act. Again, my apologizes, but I dont joke about drunk driving... i hope everyone has a safe Christmas season...
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Here's the bus... We're goin fishin!
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I realize this is a joke but there are far too many people that drink and drive over the holidays. I just got through sitting in court because good friend was killed by a drunk driver last Feb while he was working beside the road. The drunk not only ruined my friend's family but his own with his selfless, stupid act. Again, my apologizes, but I dont joke about drunk driving... i hope everyone has a safe Christmas season...
I'm very sorry for your loss.

I got arrested for DUI two years ago.

I hired a lawyer, plead guilty, did my community service and Risk Reduction course, paid the fine etc. I didn't even try to fight it. I'd been drinking.

It was the best thing that could have happened to me. I never have even one drink and drive now and if I've been drinking the night before I have this handy little BAC checker that I use in the morning.

I often startle myself thinking about what might have happened had I continued down the path I was on of drinking and driving "after just a few".

I thank my lucky stars that I got that DUI when I did.

p.s. The LEO that arrested me was super cool.
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Originally Posted by Afishinado View Post
As the Christmas spirit will be flowing over the festivities I would like to share an experience with you all, about drinking and driving.
As you well know, some of us have been known to have had brushes with the authorities on our way home from the odd social session over the years.

A couple of nights ago, I was out for a few drinks with some friends and had a few too many whiskies and some rather nice irish cream. Knowing full well I may have been slightly over the limit, I did something I've never done before - I took a bus home.
I arrived home safely and without incident, which was a real surprise, as I have never driven a bus before and am not sure where I got this one.

All joking aside.........Glad you took the bus. I had a girlfriend in college that was run over and killed by a drunk driver while she was jogging on the sidewalk
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Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
I realize this is a joke but there are far too many people that drink and drive over the holidays. I just got through sitting in court because good friend was killed by a drunk driver last Feb while he was working beside the road. The drunk not only ruined my friend's family but his own with his selfless, stupid act. Again, my apologizes, but I dont joke about drunk driving... i hope everyone has a safe Christmas season...
You know Cracker all kidding aside, basically I've got a lot of respect for the law. But there really ought to be a limit sometimes. I've never personally gotten a DUI but I'll admit in my younger years I've been guilty of sleeping it off in a few parking lots. Even though I was drunk it seemed far wiser than attempting to drive at the time.

What I found really obnoxious on a few of those occasions were police officers knocking on the windows disturbing my sleep. In every instance they pulled every trick in their book to encourage me to drive or move my vehicle so they could then bust me for DUI. I felt it was extremely wrong of them then as I still would now. But in my mind such maneuvers are an extremely underhanded way and an abuse of their given power.

Thankfully I resisted their every suggestion and they finally "went away" but I know others who complied and suffered the consequences of their suggestions in the court of law. Thank God I'm much older and wiser now and reserve drinking to places where there is absolutely no reason to ever drive, like at home. But it still leaves me wondering how many peoples lives also have been screwed up just sleeping off a few to many in a parking lot..
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Afishinado: Good one...

On a serious note, I too hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and safe travels during this holiday season. Don't know why but this year (2011), I toned down the partying at the shore and then driving home... Don't know if it was reading the different threads here on THT about DUI/BUI but just doesn't seem worth it... I've been doing that 30-40 minute drive back and forth since high school but just get the feeling that the %'s are working against me at this point...
Don't get me wrong, if I'm stationary and not going anywhere, I have no problem getting my drink on but I can't imagine the guilt of hurting or killing someone because I was too smart for my own good and got behind the wheel of a car after some serious "kick back" time...
So, be safe out there this holiday season and play it smart so we can all enjoy a wonderful time with our families... Oh, and if you "take" the bus... Please don't drive the bus ok???
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Good for you. It takes a lot to put yourself out there and make a statement like you did.
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Good for you. It takes a lot to put yourself out there and make a statement like you did.
A friend emailed that to me, I thought it was funny enough to post. Those of you who know me know I drink very little, that's why nobody likes me . I ride a motorcycle, so I am as defensive a driver as can be, you really need to pay attention out there, especially this time of year!

Cracker, very sorry for your loss. FWIW, I wouldn't want your job during the holiday season, probably get an extra call or three a night for domestic issues to add to it... Gotta wonder if its really worth that $221k a year I read about here.
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I had a good friend (driving home from marina) get a dui, bailed himself out, got home and promptly commited suicide. Very sad. Everyone at our marina used to drink quarts of vodka. RIP Doug
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lmao,

I had a similar experience last Fri. We got to the tune of putting down 2 bottles of vodka at a local lounge. My wife drunk off her ass wound up walking a block and passing out at her mothers. Me on the other hand walked a mile to my house. During that trip I noticed headlights following me for about 2 blocks. No surprise it was the local fuzz. He asked me what I was doing. I explained I may have had one to many and decided to walk. He replied why. My next statement was, Would you have rather had me drive ? He said nope, good choice. Carry on. The highlight of the night was breaking into my own house.
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Originally Posted by Afishinado View Post

... I did something I've never done before - I took a bus home.
I arrived home safely and without incident, which was a real surprise, as I have never driven a bus before ...

Wow! That is so, so, well ... trailer-trash, 3rd world-ish. Eeee!!!
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I have Kennith the cab drivers cell on speed dial. My Wife and I have used him for years both ways about evey time We go out where drinking is involved. Its to the point now he knows most of my friends and they have his cell too.
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Bamby,

In CT, if you are in the car and have the keys, you can get a dui even if not driving or the car running, because you have control of the car.

LOL.
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