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3rd DUI and still a free man?

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A city councilman in my area was just arrested for his 3rd DUI. He was back at work the next morning. 


My next door neighbor was recently given a 6 month jail sentence (he served 1 month) for building code violations (he junked up his yard...think hoarder style) and failure to pay fines. It wasnt his first run in with the city, but still.....

Lets let someone who puts others lives at risk walk free to do it again. I mean if you dont learn your lesson after the first time nothing is going to change. I doubt 3 DUIs will stop him from doing it again. But then theyll toss someone in jail who was no real harm to anyone??? 

I do not get that logic at all!! Im glad my neighbor was forced to clean up his act before rodents or roaches made a home in all his stuff. I like that my city takes great pride in how it looks...his mess WAS an eyesore...but I would much rather see someone with multiple DUIs in jail!

Where is the logic in all of this??

by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 10:37 AM
Replies (11-20):
louannwilkins
by Silver Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 8:14 AM

 That's terrible.  The court rooms don't always work like they should....or maybe I should say the judicial system.  It could be all in WHO he knows which is awful. 

conweis
by Platinum Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 8:31 AM
State I believe.

Quoting liveforever:

Thats good! Is it your state or city with tougher laws?

Quoting conweis:

That wouldn't fly here.
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celestegood
by Silver Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 8:54 AM
We were in a strange state with no money. I was only seventeen and fil offered to drive us to his moms house (where we stayed for three days). He wasn't that drunk (I thought he was sober) but he kept alcohol under his seat! He downed a fifth of whiskey while driving us and was drinking out of a big bottle of schnapps while driving sixty mph down the highway! It was nuts.

Quoting liveforever:

20?! Wow that is insane!

Glad you guys are ok. If he was that drunk I wouldnt have gone with him.

Quoting celestegood:

My fil had over twenty DUIs. He never spent a day in jail or lost his license. He lived in a small town and grew up with the guys who ran the town. He would be told he could drive to work and home again but he was self employed. He could say he was on his way to work and nobody could dispute it.

He drove dh and me pregnant with our firstborn fall down drunk a hundred miles once and almost killed us.

People like that make me sick.


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RobynS
by Silver Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 9:55 AM

GRRRRR!!!!

Years ago, my sister's abusive husband shot her in the head (she survived and is fine). I witnessed it, as did my brother AND their own kids, and 5 of my friends (it was 4th of July--we got a whole different kind of fireworks that year. :/ )

Anyway, he went to jail briefly--until his mommy bailed him out. Then he spent a few month's in the mental ward, but never went to prison at all for SHOOTING MY SISTER IN THE HEAD.

Our justice system is totally screwed up.

And I have ZERO tolerance for drunk drivers. ZERO!!!

Bob192
by Silver Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 10:02 AM

That's crazy!!

GwenMB
by Bronze Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Here, I think a city councilman would be forced to resign if he got a 3rd DUI.  Actually, it would probably happen after the first & definitely after the 2nd.

Drunk drivers are infuriating.  A friend & his wife were hit by a drunk driver a year ago, the wife died about a month later.  Another friend was at the hospital helping update their caringbridge site.  Last Dec, he drove drunk & had an accident - thankfully he only hurt himself & is ok.  But I was rather shocked that, less than a year after knowing someone who died because of a drunk driver, that he drove drunk.

jessicasmom1
by Silver Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 10:58 AM

sorry for your loss :-( how sad

Quoting abra:

My best friend, her husband and her 6 week old baby girl were all killed by a drunk driver and a college kid who was racing the drunk. The drunk driver was on his 3rd DUI. It makes me sick to think about it. 


sukainah
by Gold Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 11:19 AM

That's aweful, I'm so sorry.  

There is no reason why someone should have their license or be driving after his/her 3rd DUI!

Quoting abra:

My best friend, her husband and her 6 week old baby girl were all killed by a drunk driver and a college kid who was racing the drunk. The drunk driver was on his 3rd DUI. It makes me sick to think about it. 


sukainah
by Gold Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 11:20 AM

...and what kind of example is that with a city councilman getting off on that?!?!!!

liveforever
by Gold Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 12:28 PM

I dont understand how he still has his job after all this. Its ridiculous. 

Sorry about your friends, how horrible.  Hopefully your other friend at least got a reality check and wont do it again.

Quoting GwenMB:

Here, I think a city councilman would be forced to resign if he got a 3rd DUI.  Actually, it would probably happen after the first & definitely after the 2nd.

Drunk drivers are infuriating.  A friend & his wife were hit by a drunk driver a year ago, the wife died about a month later.  Another friend was at the hospital helping update their caringbridge site.  Last Dec, he drove drunk & had an accident - thankfully he only hurt himself & is ok.  But I was rather shocked that, less than a year after knowing someone who died because of a drunk driver, that he drove drunk.


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