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Offbeat  (tags: drunk driver, Connecticut, Clinton, idiot )

RC
- 2680 days ago - nhregister.com
Dumbo of the week...I am embarrassed to say this idiot is from Connecticut. Read how this man managed to really screw up twice within an hour. I really despise those who drive drunk!



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RC deWinter (418)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 8:52 am
And to HELL with you people who have a problem with this story. The man is a danger to himself but more importantly, in my eyes, to OTHERS!
 

Dusty z. (1339)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 9:37 am
I cannot tolerate drunk drivers...period. There is no excuse for someone to get behind the wheel and drive while under the influence. This guy needs to go away for a detox period or something. Just glad he didn't kill anyone in the process! Thanks for posting Cate.
 

Dee C. (23)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 10:38 am
I have no tolerance for drunk drivers..I also have no tolerance for police officers who let them get off easy..This idiot should have been locked up the first time..He promised not to drive for 24 hours.. Are you kidding me..
It's absurd that an officer of the law would take the word of someone who just got caught driving under the influence..
For conviction of a first violation in the State of Conn..

1. be fined not less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars, and
2. be
1. imprisoned not more than six months, forty-eight consecutive hours of which may not be suspended or reduced in any manner, or
2. imprisoned not more than six months, with the execution of such sentence of imprisonment suspended entirely and a period of probation imposed requiring as a condition of such probation that such person perform one hundred hours of community service, as defined in section 14-227e, and
3. have such person's motor vehicle operator's license or nonresident operating privilege suspended for one year;

Not only does the problem lay with these drunken offenders..but also with those who are supposed to enforce these laws..One life lost due to these idiots on the road..is one too many..Period..
 

Ramona Gehl (141)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 10:39 am
Call a cab, use a designated driver, get a friend to drive you home, or stay in a nearby motel......In this day and age, there is no excuse for driving drunk, EVER!!!!!!!!!!!
 

. (0)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 11:50 am
My favorite Aunt was killed by a drunk diver while she was crossing the road. She never had a chance and every bone in her body was broken due to the speed he was driving and the force with which he hit her. He sobbed and cried professing his remorse in the courtroom and the judge's decision was that he would have too live with what he did for the rest of his life and that was punisment enough. No fines, no jail time, no community service. Unbelievable!!!!!!
 

Dee C. (23)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 11:52 am
Gail..((HUG)) I'm so sorry that happened..
 

RC deWinter (418)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 12:14 pm
mE TOO gAIL....HUGS
 

. (0)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 12:34 pm
People like this is like a loaded gun pointed at some one's head but who is it going to hit. It's go's to every drunk driver out there and I don't care if they like it or not. If they don't I really really don't care!!!!! bite me.
 

Mary H. (47)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 12:39 pm
So sorry Gail -- so many have lost loved ones due to drunk drivers!
Drunks have no conscious! And definitely don't belong behind the wheel of a car!
 

Juanita King (10)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 1:18 pm
It seems to me he should have been in jail. If you are drunk and you are caught driving then it is in public
interest to keep him locked up for at least 12 hrs. Gail it's time for your community to speak up and find out why he was on the street. Do not stop hounding them until you get an answer that works, do not let them tell you they cannot. Start with yourlocal politicals and please let me know how it goes and what you are doing. I am and will be committed to helping you how ever I can.
 

Juanita King (10)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 1:19 pm
It seems to me he should have been in jail. If you are drunk and you are caught driving then it is in public
interest to keep him locked up for at least 12 hrs. Gail it's time for your community to speak up and find out why he was on the street. Do not stop hounding them until you get an answer that works, do not let them tell you they cannot. Start with yourlocal politicals and please let me know how it goes and what you are doing. I am and will be committed to helping you how ever I can.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 3:20 pm
what a total moran.
 

Phyllis P. (375)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 4:28 pm
I too can't tolerate drunk driving. I thought it was the law to put someone in jail, if just for the night after being arrested for DUI. So who is really at fault here.....
Thanks for posting
 

David Gould (155)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 5:04 pm
Gail;'s story ilustrates only too well the dangers of drunk driving. It should be dealt with vert firmly like jail for years, a fine, your car crushed and having to retake a harder test after fifteen years.
 

Gail L. (30)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 5:04 pm
How stupid
 

MaryAnn B. (80)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 5:49 pm
Drunk drivers are idiots and should be punished severely- as well as the cops who allow them proceed home
instead of hauling their dumb asses off to jail- BOTH deserve the harshest of penalties!
Gail I do not know you but please accept my (hug)
NOTED~ thanks Cate for posting
 

Yvonne White (232)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 6:46 pm
Oh, don't get me started on freakin' drunken idiots! I know of a guy in Southern IL. who was arrested for drunk driving, was bailed out by his brother, taken home - then he got on his horse & rode back to the "scene of the crime" (over 15 miles away) to break into his impounded truck, in the Police parking lot! Then they chase him on horseback, he had forgotten his extra keys.. finally they put him in jail overnight to sleep it off.. nobody would re-post bail! STUPID!!!!!
 

Carolyn T. (234)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 7:01 pm
First, Gail, I am sorry you lost a beloved family member and the murderer was not punished. My sister was killed at age 21--the same week of her birthday and marriage--and there was no one else around so there was no one to help furnish any information. My distraught new brother-in-law was intent on getting help for my sister (no cell phones at that time). I understand how hard something like this is to live with. The laws are on the books to be enforced evenly for everyone, no matter the life circumstances or how good the person is otherwise, or whether it is a first DUI. I am livid that judges construe this law with such latitude when specifics are detailed. I hope that the officer who failed to arrest and follow the law suffers with the loss of his job and is found to be complicit in a nice big civil suit.
 

Lisa Swift (79)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 9:28 pm
If this drunk didn't go in front of a judge on his 1st trip to the pokey, how was bail determined? Did they let him out with no arraignment? If so, someone in the police needs a stiff reprimand!

When a drunk promises not to drive for 13 hours, why would ANYONE believe him????

Please notice that this drunken idiot was working security for a building site when he was 1st arrested, and that's where he returned when he re-offended. I would be shocked if he still has a job!!!

Gail: I'm sorry to hear of your loss under such trying circumstances! I can only offer you long distance »§«:*“`³¤³“`*:»Hugs«:*“`³¤³“`*:»§«
 

Lisa Swift (79)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 9:30 pm
OOPS! that's 24 hours!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday October 29, 2007, 1:29 am
I ALSO LOST MY USE OF RIGHT ARM AND LEFT LEG AND OVER 15 ORTHO SURGERIES TO A DRUNK 18 YR OLD DRIVER IN 1996 AND 10 YRS LATER THE HEAD INJURY AND ARTHRITIS AND PAIN (I HAD TO GO ON PAIN MGT) AND MY SHORTE LEFT LEG HE BASICALLY RUINED MY LIFE. i WAS IN BED 17 MONTHS TO WALK AND AFETR I GOT UP AND HAD MY BROKEN HI IN 2 PLACES FIXED THE SURGEON BROKE I FINALLY MADE A FEW STEPS THEN THEY HAD TO WORK ON MY ARM THE NIGHTS I SPENT IN SHEER AGONY AND PAIN ARE NEVER FORGOTTEN EXCEPT HE GOT 6 YRS IN PRISON BUT I DESPISE HE WAS ON DRUGS ALSO TO MANY PEOPLE POP RX DRUGS AND GET BEHID THE WHEEL THAT A DIRTY LITTLE SECRET .AS SOON AS I GOT WALKING SOME I GOT HIT IN THE SAME SPOT IN FROM OF MY HOUSE BY A GUY IN A HURRY TO GET TO WORK GOING 80 + MPH AND TORE MY LEFT LEG TO HELL TORN MEDIAL MINISCUS .TORN LATERIAL COLLATERIAL MINISCUS AND TORN LATERILCOLLATERIAL LIGAMENT ANDI HAD A SEAT BELT ON WELL IT FINISHED MY A/C CAREER AND HE TESTED POSITIVE FOR WEED AND VALIUM GOT NO TICKET FOR HITTING ME FROM BEHIND JUST THE DRUGS WHILE DRIVING AND 2 YRS PROBATION Zi HAD ENOUGH i SUED THE HECK OUT OF HIM AND HIS COMPANY HE WAS IN A WORK TRUCK .BEWARE OF HIGH AND /OR DRUNK PEOPLE CHRIS CPR53
 

Elle J. (276)
Monday October 29, 2007, 3:23 am
So sorry about your family member, Gail. Christian, I can't believe you are still alive. He deserved to be locked up for life. I am not about frivilous lawsuits but Christian, you had every reason to sue this person and his company. I am so sorry this happened to you. For the record, I am always everyones designated driver. A drunk behind the wheel should be charged with murder when he/she kills someone and when someone is injured by them, they should be charged with assault with a deadly weapon. What is a car with a drunk or druggie behind the wheel but a deadly weapon?
 

Patrick Cardwell (24)
Monday October 29, 2007, 4:50 am
I have a serious problem with this story.

Obviously this took place in a small community. Police just don't take drunks home. They make them at home in a cell for at least 8 hours to assure this doesn't happen.

I'm sorry. I don't blame the drunk as much as I do the police. As a reformed alcoholic, I can't remember a time where I didn't feel I was ok to do whatever I wanted. I just thank my God that no one was every hurt or killed during my drinking years.

Those cops should have known better than to let him go home in the first place.
 

Joycey B. (750)
Monday October 29, 2007, 5:54 am
Noted. Thanks Cate.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday October 29, 2007, 6:35 am
I hate drunk drivers!! Noted. Thanks, Cate!
 

Tsandi Crew (95)
Monday October 29, 2007, 7:06 am
I have no tolerance for drunk drivers either. I shouldn't live in New Mexico....50% of the drivers on the road are drunk. That isn't an exageration. that's a fact.

I feel so bad for you folks who have been victimized by drunk drivers. There is no excuse. Bars should be held accountable as well.

I believe in Zero tolerance, and that means Zero. Here, we have people who have been arrested over 20 times and are still driving drunk because they are related to someone. We even have judges who are drunk drivers.

Believe me when I say there is an epidemic of insanity going around....I'm serious. It raises my blood pressure, because laws are not being enforced.
 

Denice G. (45)
Monday October 29, 2007, 10:39 pm
Noted and thanks Cate.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday November 9, 2007, 7:20 am
Drunk driving = no children in my house anylonger so this person should have to pay the piper and be taken off the streets permentantly.
 
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