DUI ( Driving Under the Influence )

Oh, my Gosh ! Newsflash !

I just got back from Police HQ.  I got a call from my brother in law to pick him up somewhere at 2 AM.  My sister is in jail for DUI.  So we went there , and saw my sister crying like a baby.  Both my BIL and sister were drunk, but sis insisted on driving because BIL  had a DUI already.   BIL didn’t want my father to know what happened. Anyway, Sister will stay at the police headquarteres for 8 hours.  We will pick her up at 10 AM, today.   I couldn’t ask my BIL if my sister was handcuffed.  I’m sure she’d freak out  and maybe think her future is now ruined.  Ha ! May that be a lesson to her.

What an idiot couple !

93 responses to this post.

  1. sorry to hear – wake up call – use sense!!

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  2. Oi! I guess they’ll take a cab next time.

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    • OMG ! Her husband got a DUI last year, and believe it or not a breathalizer was installed in his car. But last night they used my sister’s car, so yeah. My brother in law said it was some sort of a dragnet… cars were randomly pulled over, and drivers were handed a paper, but actually they just wanted to smell alcohol.

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      • I’ve discovered that you don’t have to open your window and speak to the cops, though one might want to check CA law on that. Also, a good lawyer could probably get that kicked. Better Call Saul!

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  3. Posted by ~REBECCA DAWN~ on April 5, 2015 at 11:28 am

    That is so scary! Especially with all DUI related deaths. She is so lucky something worse didn’t happen! Hugs! 🙌

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  4. Thankfully, no one was injured. In my country, there is a series of television ads under the slogan “If you drink then drive, you’re a bloody idiot.”

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  5. This could be a sign they need help. Sad thing.

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  6. I would never drink drive just like I would never drive without insurance or anything else. If you cannot handle the consequences don’t do it.

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    • That’s true. My sister doesn’t really drink, but read my response above…. one mistake and they got caught… a good thing, imo. It’s a lesson learned.

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  7. Posted by Sreejit Poole on April 5, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    That’s pretty intense. Thank God no one was hurt.

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    • Yes. It’s pretty intense because it’s not something that should happen to her… she doesn’t really drink. Too much party spirit at an engagement party.

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  8. Oh geez, I hope things work out but oof!! the FIRST glass should already be a no no no no :-\

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  9. Wow! Hope they learn from this and glad no one was hurt.

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  10. Either designated driver (not under the influence) or a cab next time. Fortunately no car/pedestrian accident involved.

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  11. Oh dear, a rough road for a while, I’m guessing. Glad all are safe. Hope it made for a good life lesson.

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  12. Thank God they didn’t get hurt or hurt anyone else – let’s pray this is their wake up call!

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  13. I’ve been cuffed once but ultimately released. Scared me straight

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  14. Sorry to hear that but I do hope the experience with the police will sober her up. We have seen many tragic situation caused by DUI and it is good to know nothing happened (besides the arrest ) this time.

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  15. in French, we say: il faut choisir entre boire ou conduire! = you have to choose between drink or drive, but not both at the same time! 🙂

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  16. I hope they learned their lesson. Dangerous! I assume the 8 hours in jail was so that there was time to sober up before being released.

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    • yes, you’re right. And sister said it was a room the cops call drunk tank, a place where they can sober up…. and they are called weekenders. She was released at 8 AM (just 6 hours )

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  17. Just too bad but I’m happy no one was hurt. It would have been quite disastrous.

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  18. Oops! That’s bad. I am glad there was no big disaster associated with this. Like you said, hopefully they’ll learn their lesson.

    But you know, I do have a problem with the lack of transport options in most cities in the US. Cabs are ridiculously expensive and buses/ trains do not offer good enough connectivity. While I believe they should take up DUI cases seriously, I also think they need to subsidise the cab fares to enable people to move around with more ease. Either that, or build a good public transport network.

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    • Cabs are rare in our city, and I guess, at 2 AM, it was impossible. There are no cabs that ply the streets ( unlike in New York City or in Manila, Philippines )… people have to call…. my bro-in-law said they didn’t have the phone # of a cab company.

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  19. Well, I hope she understands. 😦

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  20. That’s a horrid experience. We all do silly things sometimes, and hopefully she will learn from it. Not nice for you either. Hope it all resolved itself without too much more drama

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    • It’s very strict ,especially here in California, Peter Wells. She’s not excusing herself, but she said she only had 2 glasses of wine, not hard drinks, and she could take it, unlike others who can get drunk with one can of beer. Of course, she can’t have that excuse to defend herself. I’m sure this is lesson learned. She’s a very smart and sensible woman, she knows this is not a good thing.

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  21. DUI arrests are the worst because it something that is so easily to avoid but yet so many people still do it. I hope your sister really learned her lesson.

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    • It was an instant bad decision. She said it was only 2 glasses of wine, and she wasn’t drunk, but that’s not an excuse. Accidents happen even to those who don’t drink. ( although she doesn’t drink, either, and I know that for a fact… she lives with us )

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  22. Eek – Hope they never do that again – for their safety & the safety of others. They are lucky that they got caught alive & well rather than in an accident or worse.

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  23. Posted by Leeyo on April 10, 2015 at 6:51 am

    So much love on the last sentence. Lol!

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    • He He That time, they were, very much so. It’s very strict here in California. I’ve never gone out of the house without seeing a cop car on the street, at least one . The possibility of getting caught with an expired license plate is 100 %

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  24. The story is the lesson … Sorry to hear that. Ren..

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  25. They should both count themselves lucky that they got off as lightly as they did. There was a reason taxis and mobile phones were invented…

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    • There wereno taxis available at 2 AM. taxis are rare in my city,believe it or not. There are more cop cars plying the streets…. I haven’t seen a taxi for years.

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      • Blimey, that’s the time most taxi drivers earn their money at the weekends.

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        • Seriously, I swear, there are no taxis. I think we have to call, but I guess they didn’t have the number of taxi service. We have buses , too, but the bus line are few and far between , and they come every 15 -30 minutes….. and service stops at 11 PM. There’s a train… it also stops service at 9 PM. Cars are a necessity here in our city.

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  26. Not so good. It’s a hard lesson to learn. I’m sure she’ll reflect on the event and come out of it wiser.

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    • Yes. Even her husband felt bad about it. He works in San Francisco, and was supposed to go back Monday morning, but decided to not go to work for 2 days…. he was very upset. I guess, those two did a lot of reflection.

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  27. Posted by kybedard on April 15, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Uber!!!!

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  28. Crazy…. take care….

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  29. So Sorry for you and them. Maybe AA for both of them might be helpful. You can suggest……the court will probably mandate it anyway.

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  30. I am sure this won’t happen again, a tough lesson for them.

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  31. 2 am on weekend is better than on weekdays. I just tried to see the bright side.

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  32. Posted by Stephanie Rae's Place on April 20, 2015 at 12:24 am

    2am phone call! WoW….I don’t know if I’d be mad for the call or upset, cause they got a dui!! Good luck!

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  33. Ugh! Their lives are going to get awfully expensive.

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  34. The financial lesson is going to be huge. Though it’s better than in the ditch or worse.

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  35. Posted by equinoxio21 on April 28, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Sorry about that. Most inconvenient. I kinda wonder why your BIL got freed first. Gender bias? ‘hope your sister is out. (23 days? Should be) And that she’s learned her lesson. There are so many options now. Uber is one. Tsss.
    Take care.
    Brian

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    • He wasn’t driving, my sister was. her alcohol was very little , but was a bit over the limit. She stayed in what we call drunk tank where tipsy drivers can sober up….. for 8 hours, then she came home. They are also called weekenders.

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      • Posted by equinoxio21 on April 28, 2015 at 7:15 pm

        Well that was a quick answer. 😊 i hope it’s all in the past now. (But not forgotten!) thanks for your visits. Be good. Brian

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  36. I’m really sorry to hear that, but personally I got zero-tolerance when it comes to DUIs. I’ve had friends who were in accidents caused by drunk drivers, so I really hope that both your sister and your BIL will think twice about ever driving intoxicated again:/

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  37. That was pretty dumb of them. Thankfully it was only an offence of DUI and not one related to hitting or killing someone else. Something for them to be thankful for.

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    • Right. They did learn their lesson, D K Powell. Good thing they didn’t involve anyone , other than themselves. My sister had to pay stiff fines, court charges, DUI school, and a breathalizer installed in her car , not to mention increase in her car insurance.

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  38. A wake up call for her cos DUI is dangerous… also a 2am wake up call for you 😉

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  39. DUI not too smart eh? continue…

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