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Old 05-18-2012, 09:46 AM   #1
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Drinking and driving

I would like to share an experience with you about drinking and driving.

As you well know, some of us have been known to have had brushes with the authorities on our way home from the odd social session over the years.

A couple of nights ago, I was out for a few drinks with some friends at the Marriott Hotel and had a few too many beers and some rather nice red wine.

Knowing full well I may have been slightly over the limit, I did something I've never done before: I took a bus home.
Sure enough I passed a police road block but as it was a bus, they waved it past.

I arrived home safely without incident which was a real surprise, as I have never driven a bus before and am not sure where I got it.
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Good for you. I commend you for your judgement.

Two cardinal rules in our home I never drive if I have been drinking, wife drives home she does not drink. I never work in my shop if I have been drinking, even one drink.

Not that I never have done these things and I am not holier than anyone; but over the years the impetuous nature of my youth has faded to responsibility and maturity at least when it comes to drinking. I retain a childlike enthusiasm otherwise.

Fortunately I escaped my youth without hurting anyone or myself or ruining my record or placed my family in jeapardy. I'm pleased that my children seem to be following suit.
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I would like to share an experience with you about drinking and driving.

As you well know, some of us have been known to have had brushes with the authorities on our way home from the odd social session over the years.

A couple of nights ago, I was out for a few drinks with some friends at the Marriott Hotel and had a few too many beers and some rather nice red wine.

Knowing full well I may have been slightly over the limit, I did something I've never done before: I took a bus home.
Sure enough I passed a police road block but as it was a bus, they waved it past.

I arrived home safely without incident which was a real surprise, as I have never driven a bus before and am not sure where I got it.

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Had me going until I got to the end.

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I would like to share an experience with you about drinking and driving.

As you well know, some of us have been known to have had brushes with the authorities on our way home from the odd social session over the years.

A couple of nights ago, I was out for a few drinks with some friends at the Marriott Hotel and had a few too many beers and some rather nice red wine.

Knowing full well I may have been slightly over the limit, I did something I've never done before: I took a bus home.
Sure enough I passed a police road block but as it was a bus, they waved it past.

I arrived home safely without incident which was a real surprise, as I have never driven a bus before and am not sure where I got it.
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Good for you. I commend you for your judgement.

Two cardinal rules in our home I never drive if I have been drinking, wife drives home she does not drink. I never work in my shop if I have been drinking, even one drink.

Not that I never have done these things and I am not holier than anyone; but over the years the impetuous nature of my youth has faded to responsibility and maturity at least when it comes to drinking. I retain a childlike enthusiasm otherwise.

Fortunately I escaped my youth without hurting anyone or myself or ruining my record or placed my family in jeapardy. I'm pleased that my children seem to be following suit.
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I would like to share an experience with you about drinking and driving.

As you well know, some of us have been known to have had brushes with the authorities on our way home from the odd social session over the years.

A couple of nights ago, I was out for a few drinks with some friends at the Marriott Hotel and had a few too many beers and some rather nice red wine.

Knowing full well I may have been slightly over the limit, I did something I've never done before: I took a bus home.
Sure enough I passed a police road block but as it was a bus, they waved it past.

I arrived home safely without incident which was a real surprise, as I have never driven a bus before and am not sure where I got it.
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I won't withdraw my sentiments, but the joke is one me and it is a good one.
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I arrived home safely without incident which was a real surprise, as I have never driven a bus before and am not sure where I got it.
DUH! He got it at a Bus Stop.
They're too darn hard to catch when they're movin'.
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I won't withdraw my sentiments, but the joke is one me and it is a good one.
njs, I share those sentiments. 100% Never withdraw. As to the joke, it was a good one, but we are laughing WITH you not at you!



Also, you gotta watch Clifftall, they are quite the ornery couple!
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njs, I share those sentiments. 100% Never withdraw. As to the joke, it was a good one, but we are laughing WITH you not at you!



Also, you gotta watch Clifftall, they are quite the ornery couple!
I'm in good humor, and I had a good laugh. Thanks.
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I don' t drink , wife doesn't . I worked for a vol fire dept in early yrs . Rode ambulance for 2 yrs .

Anyone caught for dwi or DUI take them off the road . I have witnessed to deaths and family's hurt from driving under the influence .

When we would roll out on a fatality the corner would have to come out . Police would take pictures

On accidents like these I would get copies of the pictures and write a small note and put them in a note book

When my son and daughter. Got old enough to ask about the pictures I would tell them the stories and show them what can happen driving under the influence or the outer side what can happen to good people by bad drivers

We had a call where a older LTD ford went off the over pass and landed on the roof . Out truck arrived on scene 1st , I pop the door off with jaws of life and started in , coming out of the car was a man " drunk as kutter brown " and nothing wrong with him , " he said he felt the car go off and laid down in the seat "

My son 27 , will have a beer now and then . My daughter. Does not drink

I'll get off my soap box now
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Since this thread is drifting into reality instead of the land of Humor......


I recall one day at work (Police Dispatch center and 9-1-1 center) the phone rings, I answer and it is a Freeway "Courtesy Patrol" Driver.. More on that in a second.

He was patrolling the freeway, looking for motorists in distress, heading North on I-75 near I-94 in Detroit.. As he watched, a pick up truck came flying out of "nowhere" and landed on top of the car right in front of him, Two dead.

Now, here is what my Troopers found a short time later.

Mr, Drunk Driver, was making the ramp from W/B I-94 to N/B I-75 when the door on his beater mobile (Old beat up unsafe to drive sober) pick up came open.. NOW seat belts would have kept him in the truck, and prevented 2 deaths but hey, He never used those (EVER).. So he fell out, getting a nice case of road rash (nothing serious, Limp as a drunk often is he was only scraped up a bit)

The truck then went straight (Since it had no hand on the wheel) blump-de-blump over the curb, over the embankment and allie-oops onto the car onj the other freeway killing 2.

That is the problem with drunk drivers. They usually kill sober people.

Oh, I don't think he did much for the courtesy patrol driver's underwear either.

(I know that driver took the next day off).

Now, I have dozens of drunk driver stories.. But alas, that is what happens when you tell cops where to go for a living.

The only good drunk driver..... IS the one that's in jail.
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