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Drunk Walking To Be A Crime?

#5
I think it's a smashing idea... As long as the new "Drink Walking" law includes a repeal of the drink driving law, then everyone can just get shit faced and play dodgems all the way home! It will be a scream I tell you.
 
#9
That's me done then. I walk to my bar 90% of the time, saves me the major issues of getting a DUI, including possible loss of my job.

I did learn about what a lousy DUI law my state has recently, however. In the past, when venturing abroad to bars some distance from me, I've done what I thought was the responsible thing--gotten in the back of my Jeep, covered up in a blanket I keep back there in case of winter emergency, and slept it off til I was right to drive again. Cop I drink with informed me a couple months back that I was guilty of DUI under Missouri law. He says that if you are in your car, with your keys, you are considered to be in control of the car, and are DUI. He told me "Best thing is to hide your keys in a wheel well or somewhere so if they try to bust you, you are legally not in control of the vehicle." Gee, so much for being a good citizen.
 
#10
Don't put ideas in our governments head to fleece us any further, we already have a bedroom and rotisserie chicken tax about to hit our pockets.
Hate to break the news to you but its been an offence to be drunk in public since 1872 in England and Wales and to the best of my knowledge the legislation although dormant, has not been repealed.

Drink Walking isn't the problem. Drink texting the ex as you drink walk home asking her to give you a lift home, via hers is where it gets a bit iffy.
 
#11
Drunk texting? The correct procedure is to declare your love for her then become incredibly indignant over the fact she's having a shitty on with you because its 3am. Counter by mumbling and throwing up then ask for a quick shag. Cue her new bloke grabbing the phone and mouthing off to you where you announce you were balls deep in her in the back of your pick up truck in a car park when she was out drinking last week. Cue lots of swearing, the phone hangs up and you stumble home and have a quick piss against a tree, or a lamp post, something tall.
 
#15
That's me done then. I walk to my bar 90% of the time, saves me the major issues of getting a DUI, including possible loss of my job.

I did learn about what a lousy DUI law my state has recently, however. In the past, when venturing abroad to bars some distance from me, I've done what I thought was the responsible thing--gotten in the back of my Jeep, covered up in a blanket I keep back there in case of winter emergency, and slept it off til I was right to drive again. Cop I drink with informed me a couple months back that I was guilty of DUI under Missouri law. He says that if you are in your car, with your keys, you are considered to be in control of the car, and are DUI. He told me "Best thing is to hide your keys in a wheel well or somewhere so if they try to bust you, you are legally not in control of the vehicle." Gee, so much for being a good citizen.
The law is similar in the UK.

A while back in the US (near Raleigh, SC) I was strolling across from the apartment I was staying in to go to the local bar. I got stopped by the cops and asked what the hell I was doing. Explained that I was off to have a meal and a few sherbets. They seemed amazed at the idea that someone would walk so that they wouldn't have to drink drive. It wasn't even far, less than half a mile.
 
#17
Yes officer, I have been drinking and yes I am quite aware that driving under the affluence of incohol is prohibited by law, but then you see I was too drunk to walk.........BAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGHHHHHH! (vomits on constables leg)
 
#18
The law is similar in the UK.

A while back in the US (near Raleigh, SC) I was strolling across from the apartment I was staying in to go to the local bar. I got stopped by the cops and asked what the hell I was doing. Explained that I was off to have a meal and a few sherbets. They seemed amazed at the idea that someone would walk so that they wouldn't have to drink drive. It wasn't even far, less than half a mile.
Haha! That's EXACTLY what my UK colleague told me! He was at the company HQ in the U.S. for a week and got pulled over by cops a couple of times for WALKING to the bar/ shops - just couldn't get in their heads that someone would walk. Mind you, this is in MI and he was in a suburban place where no one ever walks anywhere.
 
#19
That's me done then. I walk to my bar 90% of the time, saves me the major issues of getting a DUI, including possible loss of my job.

I did learn about what a lousy DUI law my state has recently, however. In the past, when venturing abroad to bars some distance from me, I've done what I thought was the responsible thing--gotten in the back of my Jeep, covered up in a blanket I keep back there in case of winter emergency, and slept it off til I was right to drive again. Cop I drink with informed me a couple months back that I was guilty of DUI under Missouri law. He says that if you are in your car, with your keys, you are considered to be in control of the car, and are DUI. He told me "Best thing is to hide your keys in a wheel well or somewhere so if they try to bust you, you are legally not in control of the vehicle." Gee, so much for being a good citizen.
Have heard a couple of similar stories back in MI too - it all depends on where it is and how much of a ********* the cops are. In a rich quite suburb - you will get pulled over for anything and everything; in the city like in Detroit, you could blow through red lights and the cops wouldn't bat an eye lid, they have bigger fish to fry.
 

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