OK, here’s a potentially long thread.
I was judged guilty of a DUI (drunk driving) in December.
Anyone who wants to flame me with stories of dead relatives, save it. I understand your pain/anger. But I had nothing to do with that.
Story: July of last year, my mother was diagnosed with Adult Acute leukemia. (Died 1/27/03) In addition, my wedding date is 8/03/02. My “friends” took me out for the bachelor party and left me to get myself home. So, not wanting to sleep in an alley, I drove home.
Literally, 120 feet from my front door I hit a truck parked on the side of the road (residential area, going 25 mph) and trashed my car that I had just spent $2000 to rebuild the engine 3 weeks earlier (to give an idea of my malaise)
My question is, how can a DUI charge stand in court?
I know the insurance companies and legislatures are involved but let’s look at the law.
DUI is illegal because you don’t have the proper judgement to drive. But if you’re drunk, doesn’t that mean you don’t have the judgement to know if you should drive?
BTW, I was insured, nobody was hurt (this was 2am on a Sunday) and the arresting officer was hit with DUI 3 weeks later