Epic Don`t Drink Aand Drive Prank

Submitted by: MrAtari 3 years ago in Misc

After 5 DUI"s friends decided this guy needed a lesson...
There are 28 comments:
Male 2,850
@Angilion

I can see plenty of safety concerns with someone who is drunk being in or near a car whilst in charge of the keys.

It`s a CAR. It`s not a trivial machine. It`s not a hotel room. It`s not a handbag. It`s not a coat store. It`s a vehicle, capable of moving and damaging and killing. It should NOT be under the command of someone who is drunk, even if stationary, no matter how mildly inconvenient that might be.

It`s altogether too easy for a stationary car to become a moving one when you put a drunk person with the keys near it.

And it`s just as easy to leave the car at home or sort yourself out with a taxi or hotel room, or send a sober friend to fetch your coat, or make sure you have everything you need out of the car BEFORE you start your drinking.

And if you`re not responsible and organised enough to manage some simple prep like that, then you`re not responsible enough to be drinking in the first place.

END OF.
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Male 12,365
[quote]The law says that you have to be sober when in charge of a motor vehicle. It`s really not an unreasonable law. Cars are vehicles, after all, not mobile hotel rooms.[/quote]

It is an unreasonable law because there are no public safety issues with someone asleep in the back seat of a car that isn`t moving.

But forget asleep, since you don`t like that. Try something like "getting a coat" or anything else. People quite often have something in their car that is useful for something.

Driving a car while drunk is dangerous to other people, so it`s reasonable to make it illegal.

Being in or near a stationary car while drunk is not dangerous to other people, so it isn`t reasonable to make it illegal.
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Male 1,421
Well, that thing was a waste of time. The guy was still so drunk that he didn`t realize what it was all about. He thought it was a joke.

In Finland, you can get DUI sitting in drivers seat, with keys in the ignition, engine off. Dickish cops use that in rock festivals, someone goes to change the song in car radio and get`s license removed and a court date. Also gives out probable cause to search the vehicle (actually it doesn`t but denying the search is a probable cause..). Most cops just warn about it thou and most cops don`t use those loopholes either.
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Male 2,850
@Angilion

"You can be convicted of a drink driving offence in the UK for being asleep in the back seat of a car."

The offence is being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle. If you`ve got the keys, and you`re in the car, you`re in charge of it.

The law says that you have to be sober when in charge of a motor vehicle. It`s really not an unreasonable law. Cars are vehicles, after all, not mobile hotel rooms.
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Male 2,850
@Gerry1of1

So the interesting conclusion is that alcohol doesn`t make you driving ability worse: it makes you less able to judge whether a situation is within your driving ability.

It rings true to me, because it sounds like how alcohol affects you in general: creates false confidence and impaired judgement.
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Male 2,850
@Gerry1of1

"The point I`m making is that no one wants a drunk bastard driving, but "Legally Drunk" does not mean your driving skills are impaired."

I saw a documentary recently (it was very good, apologies that I can`t remember what it was called), about the history of road safety and how various things like seatbelt laws came about.

One of the things it detailed was how drink-drive laws came about; they discovered that drink doesn`t impair your skills: it impairs your judgement.

One of the tests they did was getting professional bus drivers drunk and having them squeeze their bus through a tight gap between two posts. Even when drunk, they could still manage the same tight gap as when they were sober. However, when they moved the posts closer together while the driver wasn`t looking, the drunk drivers incorrectly judged the gap to be wide enough for them to get through.
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Male 15,832
After 5 DUIs, why was he not in prison?
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Male 1,627
should have played it out longer
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Male 64
How do you not immediately know during the news? That poo was too funny.
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Male 14,834
I f*ing loved the news
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Male 12,365
[quote]Some states ANY alcohol in the test, no matter how slight, will get you a ticket until it registers legally drunk.[/quote]

You can get a non-zero reading if you`ve never drunk any alcohol in your life. Human digestion produces trace amounts and a sensitive enough test could detect that.
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Male 38,483

Was he drunk?
In some states 1 beer is legally drunk. Clearly that man could have 1 beer and not be drunk, but legally he would be. So before I judge someone over his DUIs I want to hear from him what he actually drank.

In California the legal limit was 2 beers {Still not drunk for a grown man} but recently in parts of California it`s dropped to 1 beer. Some states ANY alcohol in the test, no matter how slight, will get you a ticket until it registers legally drunk.

The point I`m making is that no one wants a drunk bastard driving, but "Legally Drunk" does not mean your driving skills are impaired. It means the courts and police make a lot of money from DUIs so it`s become the new fundraiser for them. It`s not about safety anymore, it`s fund raising.
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Female 4,086
five DUI`s should land you a heavy heavy heavy jail sentence. no excuses. there`s a woman here in arkansas that`s had SEVENTEEN and she`s still out there. absolutely shameful.
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Male 12,365
Don`t you lose your license after 5 DUI`s? You should - anyone with 5 DUI`s is a serious danger to others. 1 can get you banned for a year here.

In fact, I think we`ve gone too far. You can be convicted of a drink driving offence in the UK for being asleep in the back seat of a car. And no, I am not joking. In fact, stictly speaking you don`t even need to be inside the car. Having a key to the car and being near it are technically enough to get you convicted.

I remember when drink driving was tolerated here. The change in social attitudes has been dramatic. So has the reduction in people killed.
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Male 1,920
They should have told him law enforcement would be arriving shortly regarding manslaughter charges and that he would probably now be facing jail time.
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Male 7,123
It`s not difficult.

If you have had a drink, don`t drive the car.

If you are driving the car, don`t have a drink.

They should have laid it on. `After the law suit your family lost their home, your daughter died of an overdose last year and your wife stepped in front of a train shortly afterwards. You left two kids paraplegic and their mom in a permanent vegaitive state. We`ve kept you alive so we can have justice.`
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Male 1,151
It didnt look like it was worth the effort. It didnt look like he understood. What a shame.
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Male 38,483

OMG! The news update cracked me up!
Worth watching just for that.
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Female 4,039
There`s nothing funny about 5 DUIs. Sorry. And I love to drink. But that`s retarded and that didn`t seem to have much of an impact on him.
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Male 392
That is awesome! That guy is probably going to probably kill some one before he gets the message though.
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Male 7,775
We should have the 3 and out rule for aholes like this. Won`t be so funny then.
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Male 7,123
Let him off easy.
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Male 2,521
Would have been a nice video if the prank had actually had a positive effect.
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Female 2,764
He doesn`t t get it.
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Male 92
Serves him right, they should have made it more extreme
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Male 57
The idiot wasn`t even fazed. He`s hopeless.
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Male 341
Justin Bieber and his life partner Dale Earndhart Jr... hahahahahah
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Male 1,569
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