articles like this seem irrelevant and repetitive anymore I simple do not understand how a DUI can still be making the news. I understand wanting people to know of the consequences of drunk driving, but it seems,at least to me anyway, like they are beating a dead horse. The people that are going to drink and drive most likely dont read the news, and the people that do read it are smart enough to not drink and drive in the first place. I understand wanting to get the word out, but its getting old. It just isnt news anymore. If he killed someone, some sort great strange twist in the story took place then this would be news. That is not the case. This is simply a belligerently drunken man who is being an idiot in public. The guy got arrested and lost any respect and opportunity he had left in this world. Leave the knucklehead alone, no need to write an article about this idiot.
I think it's amazing the drunk driving continues to be as big of a problem in the United States as it is, especially given all of the tragedies that we've seen occur. Often times, it's not the drunk driver that ends up getting hurt. It's innocent people who happened to be on the road at the same time, or happened to be an innocent bystander. People respond to alcohol in different ways, often times in really stupid ways as evidenced by this story. Road rage on its face really isn't that big of a deal. I experience road rage pretty often, especially around Murfreesboro. However, driving under the influence of alcohol just compounds that mistake into an even bigger one. If you're going to drink any alcohol at all, it's probably best just to avoid driving at all. Even if it's a relatively small amount of alcohol. It's a good way to prevent these type of situations from occurring. Also, it's common to see these sort of things happen in the very early hours of the morning. They say nothing good happens after midnight. I don't necessarily agree with that, but I do think people are more prone to make boneheaded decisions late at night, especially when alcohol is involved.
With fatalities caused by texting while driving approaching 11%, I think that texting while driving should carry the same penalties as DUI.I feel more threatened by drivers using cell phones than I do drinkers because there are more of them.
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DUIs in the paper may seem irrelevant & repetitive to you but to people like myself who have had to bury a child due to someone's ignorance it's very relevant. Until the justice system gets their heads out of their fanny's & make a real difference & not just a slap on the wrist this is going to happen over & over again.
bota, you are spot on. I think texting & driving should carry the same penalties as drinking & driving but there again you have the judicial system standing in the way of anything that metes out real punishment for either crime. I have threatened many times to make me some signs that say "PUT DOWN THE STUPID PHONE & DRIVE" so when I get up next to someone on the phone or texting I can show it to them. My phone is never on when I'm driving, I can't multi-task like I used to could & because after my son's death I can not bring that kind of pain to another family.
bota, great point. Also at least a drunk driver has his eyes on the road. A texting driver might as well be a blind driver.