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dhinojosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:37 PM
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Poll question: Have you ever driven a vehicle while under the influence?
Have you ever driven a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol?

PLEASE NOTE: I am NOT asking whether you have been caught

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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lcordero2 Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:39 PM
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1. does caffiene count?
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dhinojosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:41 PM
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6. LMAO....sometimes I think caffeine makes you a bad driver.
Road rage I think is heightened with caffeine.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:39 PM
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2. Does it count if you're still sorta drunk the next day and have to go to
work?
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dhinojosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:40 PM
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4. I guess it does....
You wouldn't really be "sober"
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:44 PM
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9. I've had to make that call
I had a friend staying with me before his move to Japan... so naturally we got all hornswoggled. The next morning came EARLY. I remember thinking, "SHould I be driving all the way to the airport?"
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Montauk6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:39 PM
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3. No, though I have been under the influence of drowsiness many times.
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Ron Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:41 PM
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5. If people walk up and look in the windows
yer goin too slow.

:smoke:
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Tallison Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:55 PM
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19. Heh heh. A friend told me that one time
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 07:56 PM by Tallison
a cop came up to his window and asked for his license and registration. The friend asked if he'd been driving too fast, and the cop said, "No, you were completely stopped."
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hickman1937 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:04 PM
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23. OMG!
:rofl: Thanks.
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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:41 PM
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7. Its a rarity when I drive sober
hehe Just kiddin. Gave up booze about ten yrs ago.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:42 PM
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8. Back in the stupid days I did once or twice.
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mongo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:17 PM
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15. The stupid days - LOL!
That about says it all. I did far worse during my stupid days...
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:45 PM
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10. Never once in approximately 800,000 miles driven
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:35 PM
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29. Holy shit! You've driven 800k miles?
Damn. You're a one man global warming team.
Just kidding. I'm guessing you do it for a living.
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HomerRamone Donating Member (460 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:47 PM
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11. Big Brother can see your IP address ~(_8^(|) eom
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johnaries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:49 PM
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12. Where's the "every other night" response?
Not every night, just every other night. After all, I need a day to recover.

(oops, Agent Mike IS gone, right?)
:evilgrin:
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:00 PM
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13. how bout gotten stopped by cop while UI?
five times

two speeding tickets

three got off with nothing

once I got confused, and called the cop "Your officer," conflating, I guess, officer with your honor

no ticket on that one, and we had booze, weed in car

oops, make that six
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:58 AM
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37. maim or kill anyone? or is that on your to do list?
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catnhatnh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:01 PM
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14. And I did it under the OLD rules....
...In point of fact under new rules over two beers in a bar in under two hours is a bust...
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celestia671 Donating Member (854 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:46 PM
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16. Yes...
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 07:49 PM by celestia671
Way back when I drank pretty heavily, I foolishly got behind the wheel a couple of times. I've also driven thru Dallas, while tripping on lsd(very very stupid and scary!) Edited to add that I no longer drink or mess with mind altering substances!
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:00 PM
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20. Wow!
Those were the days. Many's the time I drove across the San Francisco Bay Bridge on a Honda 90 whilst tripping on LSD. Sometimes in the rain. Took a Latin midterm at the old Merritt College and got a 95 while peaking (missed one macron over one "e").

But I'm older and wiser now.
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celestia671 Donating Member (854 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:06 PM
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24. Me too!
Those were my pre children days. The LSD thing was crazy. I remember driving down LBJ Freeway at 2 in the morning and all of the car lights were just one long string of lights! :crazy:
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Graf Orlok Donating Member (441 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:49 PM
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17. I have.
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 07:50 PM by Graf Orlok
While I was drunk. I made it home safely, thank god.

I did it once, and I'll tell you, I'll never do it again. When I go to the bar, I always walk with a buddy.
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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:51 PM
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18. No but
I have ridden with people who were under the influence which was really stupid on my part but I was to out of it to have realized it at the time. Know-days I don't do that kind of stupid stuff, since I have gotten older I realize that life is too valuable to piss away with idiotic choices and behaviors. :think:
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AussieDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:00 PM
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21. Yes - back in my young & stupid student days
Once I couldn't find reverse to back out of a nose-in parking space in a main street - so I put it in drive and hopped up on the sidewalk and drove down it until I came to an intersection and drove back onto the street.....

Now if I have even ONE drink I don't drive - I have a personal zero percent blood-alcohol policy.
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:03 PM
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22. I did once, Driving Chavez's money to a Swiss Bank account with you N/T
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dhinojosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:19 PM
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26. I don't remember that night....
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 08:19 PM by dhinojosa
what was I drinking?

:rofl:
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:25 AM
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32. The kool aid in your consciousness and the worthlessness of your thoughts
Edited on Sat Oct-01-05 12:36 AM by IChing
The argument and the challenge on who is drinking what
after you loosing your thread. You have a long lasting emergency on driving home points
even though you might not be drunk.
But, I watch you on this highway of the internet..so you posted this quest



http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

story done &
thought
is not only as is
the thoughtlessness as your existence or arguments.

HAVE A SAFE DRIVE HOME
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hickman1937 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:12 PM
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25. Used to take the champagne flight from work to the UP.
That's what we called it in the 70's. Case of long necks, and a 5th of schnapps. 4 hours from Detroit to the bridge, on I75. Still don't know why we never got jailed.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:22 PM
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27. Yes, I did when I was younger
I once drove from our home in Laurel down to U of MD to pick up my hubby from a late class. He was a TA then.

One night, home alone, I felt like drinking. I knew I had to go pick him up at 9:45 but I didn't care. I got totally snockered. Then I drive the 10 miles down to campus to pick him up.

TO this day I don't know how I didn't get caught. I weaved. :shrug:

But it scared me; and I haven't done it since.
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:22 PM
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28. I taught half my friends how to drive a stick while under the influence
But I haven't done it since I had kids and my oldest is 19
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:55 PM
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30. i drive better while dronk....
guys have actually told me that
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:34 AM
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35. then stop driving, fer fuckssakes. spare us.
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:58 PM
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31. Yes.
But not anymore.

PS~ I assume you mean under the influence of alcohol or another substance that alters ones ability to react to stimuli.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:31 AM
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33. No, but I've driven while extremely angry at Bush.
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bearfan454 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:31 AM
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34. Yes.
I got caught too. It was 1993.
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Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:43 AM
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36. No..
I think I was 14 the last time I drove. But I have taken one to many rides with a person who was drinking. I was plastered and didn't even realize that they had been drinking.

The tree stopped us before we got far.


I do ride my bike while fucked up all the time.
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