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By Anonymous / Tuesday 19 April 2016 02:43 / United States - San Francisco
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By  zebra3_fml  |  7

Welcome to America 2016. The police don't want to help you, they just want to throw the book at you. Two decades ago, that cop would have walked you the one block to your house and told you to sleep it off.

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By  omgcyndaquil  |  23

Better to be ticketed than arrested :).

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#89, fuck off. Let people drink. I agree that you should have someone to drive you home, but sometimes your driver gets drunk and you're fucked. OP did the right thing but got fucked over in the end. Thanks for not drinking and driving though, OP. It ruins lives.

By  friedpwnadge  |  25

Better than a DUI though. Their judgement is bad and they should feel bad!

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  Guy1009  |  15

Those who down voted you never watched Futurama

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  brezzyanna  |  17

That's the point. Op said he walked instead of driving, but still got in trouble. The comment is saying that at least the charge when walking is lower, so it was still a good idea to walk.

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  friedpwnadge  |  25

Wow, apparently some people on here as humorous as a box of rocks. Yes, I meant that a DUI is way worse than a public intoxication charge. I also believe that the cops showed bad judgement by enforcing a law which makes it illegal for you to choose an inexpensive alternative to dangerous drunk driving. Are we clear, now? Do I need to elaborate more?

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Killing someone because you're driving drunk is a thousand times worse than being ticketed for being drunk in public. I would just really like to press into people's minds how drunk driving ruins lives of people impacted by it. I know the original comment had truth and a joke in it but DUI's are serious shit. You're lucky if you just get a DUI; you could a DUI and possibly a murder charge.

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  ashyash90  |  8

Speeding is also against the law and people fight speeding tickets and win all the time. There is a process put in place for people to appeal tickets so that the police ,theoretically, can't become all powerful. So actually OP probably could go before a judge and try and fight the ticket.

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  sparkledoge  |  29

Well, we don't know what time it was when OP submitted this FML or how long after it happened did they get the idea to write it. For all we know they could have been coming from a friend's place or from work and stopped at the bar for a few drinks before going home.

By  zebra3_fml  |  7

Welcome to America 2016. The police don't want to help you, they just want to throw the book at you. Two decades ago, that cop would have walked you the one block to your house and told you to sleep it off.

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  suprisebitch  |  20

or to exert power over others

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  Algorithm  |  24

People are downvoting 34, but both 34 and 13 are right. I've known a cop who was an abusive ex-husband and ex-stepfather; I've known a different cop who was a rapist. I've known a third who was a family friend and a good person, and a fourth who might've saved my life. The profession attracts two kinds of people: power trips and heroes. The problem is that you can't tell them apart until it's too late.

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Actually, my dad was arrested and taken to jail over 20 years ago for public intoxication. He did the exact same thing as OP had done. I would much rather get a ticket than spend a night in jail.

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  ChristianH39  |  30

My dad's been a cop in NYC for 20 years. With drunk driving being the issue it is he'd be appalled to hear about someone getting a ticket for doing the responsible thing.

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  buckstop1  |  34

In 1996? Ha, I may not have been alive then but I highly doubt that was the case. Besides, my father is black, I'm sure I would have heard about racial issues of that severity by now.

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  scyth3s  |  13

After spending money on booze, not everyone can afford a taxi... To a reasonable human not expecting a ticket, and only a few blocks from home, this should have been a good option!

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