People who have been caught TWICE for drink-driving?
I don't. Can't even feel sorry for someone caught once.
Anyway, my husband's friend just got caught DUI again. He blew mid-range. He was convicted of high-range drink-driving just over 2 years ago.
When my husband told me this, I said, "all I can say is what a Fu(kwit!" My husband was a bit shocked and asked if I not even feel a little bit sorry for him. I said, "he was just convicted 2 years ago for high-range at over 4 times the legal limit, no I don't have any sympathy."
Now I'm not excusing my husband's feelings but he (and his friend who got done) grew up in Ireland where it was the done thing. My BIL is a Garda in Ireland and says that only recently has drink-driving been taken seriously and properly policed in Ireland.
Just wanted to add that my husband and I do not drink and drive. I don't drink one drop if I am driving.
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11-03-2012 21:17 #1
Do you have any sympathy for...
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11-03-2012 21:21 #2Senior Member
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God no. It's never themselves they kill, it's a poor innocent person who never saw it coming.
One of our friends tried to drive home one night from our house when he was absolutely wasted. He got really aggressive until I asked him how he'd feel if our DD (who he's really close with) was killed because of a drunk driver. That worked a charm! But I'm disappointed I had to resort to something so horrible for him to understand the seriousness of the matter.
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11-03-2012 21:24 #3Senior Member
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I can see how you could be accidentally slightly over, but some people regularly drink and drive knowingly.
I would have sympathy for a friend, as I did when it happened to someone I know, but I think the strict penalties they apply are appropriate.
11-03-2012 21:24 #4
No not at all. Not even once.
If I am going to drink, I simple don't drive.
When dh was younger he was caught drink driving. He was in a town of 32 people (in the sticks) at a party. He decided to hop in his ute and drive it from the front of the house to the back away from the party goers (100 people) and yes he got done even do far out no "no where ville) however it was his choice and a silly one.
You never know who may be on the street. You not only risk your life you risk others. People walking, children, families in other cars you may hit etc. your actions can ruin the life of many.
Definitely no sympathy from me. Perhaps Anger would be the emotion I would feel towards people who do.
11-03-2012 21:28 #5
Nopr, none at all
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11-03-2012 21:33 #6
The only sympathy I feel is for the families of the people they could possibly kill.
Do the crime... Do the time...
11-03-2012 21:34 #7
Hell no!! I've called friends (and dh's) worse names the.n f*wit because they have had a few drink and gotten behind the wheel. Hell I've stopped talkin to my own father because him and his wife have been repeatedly caught DUI. I'm so against it because a good friend, her sister and their friend were killed by a drink driver. They were walking on the footpath. The girls were killed instantly and their friend died a fe days later. The driver fled the scene and was caught a few days later. His court appearance was 5 months after the deaths and he was allowed to keep his license during that 5 months. After the court appearance he moved to nsw, got caught again DUI, twice. Then once in tazzie. I have no idea how he wasn't jailed immediately. I have no sympathy for those who are killed driving drunk/drugged up, hooning etc. I do however feel sympathy for those innocents who are killed or injured, and the families and friends left behind.
11-03-2012 21:40 #8
Nope none at all. If they want to go endanger their lives whatever but drink driving and putting the lives of other at risk? Pffft no sympathy here for them being caught!
11-03-2012 21:42 #9
It doesn't help that they can then apply and are usually granted an Extraordinary license! Really gripes me. Doesnt teach them anything really. Let them learn the hard way by losing their license, can't get to work or drive during work if your work requres it, erefore lose their job... That would have more of an impact I think.
11-03-2012 21:45 #10
Not an ounce of sympathy here either. Lock them up, throw away the key, whatever. I cannot feel sorry for someone making the decision to put other people at risk especially twice.
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