Originally posted by LisaTwelve:
If there's any chance, you don't drive.
Even my daughter knows this and arranges for a designated driver or makes sure she has cab fare if she's going to drink.
A pro-athlete should have the same sense, if he doesn't he's got a problem - of either severe lapse in judgement or an issue of substance abuse. I truly hope it's just the former and that he's learned his lesson. I want nothing more than a healthy Marshawn on the field in full beast-mode for every game this season. But, I'll admit, I'm more than a little worried ... not only about how much time he may potentially miss but, of his long term status.
Hopefully, I'm just being a worry-wort
Not everyone lives in an area where's public transportation is readily available, taxicabs and what not... So everytime you go out to dinner, or a bbq, or have a glass of wine at home and realize you need Toilet Paper from the store, you're going to call a taxi or a friend.. Sounds great in a perfect world, but it's not reality.
There's a difference between going out and knowing you're going to have some drinks and arrange a ride, i do that.. but what about stopping after work for (A)
beer on the way home, or having (A)
glass of wine with your dinner, are you being irresponsible, NO but if you drive you are running the risk of getting a DUI....
It's a cash cow for these states, and these counties rely on that income..Believe me when i tell you they have a quota... I went to court for my dui back in 2003... I went to 4 seperate hearings fighting my case, each time there was at least 25 to 30 other people in there for alcohol related offenses. .. Each time, that's just the times i was there. that's 25 to 30 people a day, every day, at least 2 sessions a day.. in court for alcohol or drug related cases.. at roughly 7 grand a pop, you do the math...
I had to do 2 years of alcohol classes.. there was 25 people in my class, they had 4 classes a day, that's roughly 100 people a day going through classes at 2500 a pop from all walks of life.. i had Lawyers, doctors, firemen, Vet, upper management all the way to blue collar workers in my class..
beleive me when i tell you It's easy to get a DUI, because cops are specifically targeting you for them..
Every traffic stop is a DUI stop...
[ Edited by hawker84 on May 29, 2013 at 12:50 PM ]