5/25/2006 4:35am, #11
- Join Date
- Sep 2005
You know what they say, Why drink and drive if you can smoke and fly.
Thats just fucked up man.
5/25/2006 4:48am, #12
- Join Date
- May 2002
- bristol/falmouth UK
****, that's pretty horrific. I'm still getting flashbacks from a car crash back in january, all I got was a dislocated shoulder.
I hope you're doing OK der, that **** stays with you.
as for drunk drivers, I have no words to express how I feel about them. fucking cunts is fairly close.
5/25/2006 5:37am, #13
Everybody says that, but hundreds of people do it themselves every day. They think they are the one guy that "can handle it" or "isn't that drunk"
5/25/2006 8:50am, #14
Good job Der.....reality invariably snaps everything into unnerving focus in the blink of an eye. Awesome job keeping your wits about you and handling the situation in your own head and trying to help as best you could.
I have twice in my life been witness to grisly accidents, neither of which I was involved in, and it is at that instant in time where you see whether your the person who curls up and sucks his thumb or tries to come to the aid of people involved, your the latter and good for you..
Honestly, it is something you probably want to forget, but probably never will, and probably shouldn't.
Get some rest and talk to some one. Again good job.
5/25/2006 9:05am, #15Originally Posted by JohnnyCache
In my old department, we charged people with murder for that, along with another slew of charges. Its likely that the guy will get at least 20 years for the incident.
I hated that **** when I was a cop. Everyone gets pissed when they get a DUI and the tell me to go catch a 'real criminal'. The first time you see a dead family in a car because of a DUI, it completely changes your opinion about alcohol.
At one of the DUI schools I went to, we said that a DUI behind the wheel is like a 1000 pound slow moving bullet.
5/25/2006 9:40am, #16
One of the reasons (among many) that I had for quitting bouncing was the drive home. The number of dumb asses that I saw on the road at 3am and later was ridiculous. It almost made me wonder why the police set up Stop Checks at 9pm when the drunks don't hit the road until after I've kicked them out at 2am!
The last 'stupid' encounter I had was coming home in the rain on a motorcycle. I was stopped at a light and just had a bad feeling. I looked over my shoulder and saw a car coming towards me and not stopping. I was half off my bike heading for the curb when the guy slammed on the breaks and came to a stop a few feet off my rear tire. I put my stand down and walked back to the car, the guys where so drunk they barely realized why I was yelling at them.
Der, sounds like you did the right thing in how you dealt with the crash. I know in the states it takes a lot of balls to stop due to culpability issues so I congratulate you on that. No one really knows what they'll do till there in the situation, guess you get to add "Nice Guy" to your resume.
5/25/2006 9:55am, #17
- Join Date
- May 2006
- Boston, Ma
Welcome to a day every month of my fucking life. Jhony Cache is right... as a cop I can testify that laws don't mean **** in DUI. I agree dui+nothing no harm no foul Dui+accident damage or death= penalty X ten If someone is drunk and driving they should be charged with reckless driving. We just don't have discression anymore, you drink you drive you're fucked royally. Thanx MADD
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5/25/2006 10:05am, #18Originally Posted by DerAuslander108“We are surrounded by warships and don’t have time to talk. Please pray for us.” — One Somali Pirate.
5/25/2006 10:30am, #19
Let us know if we can do anything for you Der.
I'm sorry you had to go through that.Shut the hell up and train.
5/25/2006 10:36am, #20
- Join Date
- Mar 2006
What he said. ^^He who attains his ideal by that very fact transcends it- Nietzsche
I like my Te like I like my tea- from Fujian province and without any bullshit in it. Oh, and green. And scented with jasmine blossoms...
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