By Anonymous - 19/04/2016 02:43 - United States - San Francisco
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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.