Be prepared for July 4th DWI enforcement

Jun 21, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Family Badge

The Multi-Jurisdictional DWI Taskforce involving many local Law Enforcement Entities is participating in a County/Region wide July 4th Weekend No-Refusal D.W.I. Enforcement Program hosted by La Porte Police Department.

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LP Resident

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Jun 21, 2010
 
Good! Keep drunk drivers off the streets!!
Norm

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Jun 21, 2010
 
Why is this action not the norm through out the year? Why pick out one weekend?

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Jun 22, 2010
 
Perhaps it's because such holidays increase the number of individuals becoming inebriated.
east texas

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There is a certain segment of our population who believe the banks can police themselves, the oil companies can police themselves, there should not be regulations, that people should use good judgement. Do these same people believe that we would all use good judgement and not drink and drive. Why should we need the police to enforce it. We should all have the freedom to carry guns. We should all wear seat belts, strap babies in car carriers etc. Why do we need laws and enforcement. Does the public need to be protected from people who are assumed to use good judgement?
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Jun 22, 2010
 
east texas wrote:
There is a certain segment of our population who believe the banks can police themselves, the oil companies can police themselves, there should not be regulations, that people should use good judgement. Do these same people believe that we would all use good judgement and not drink and drive. Why should we need the police to enforce it. We should all have the freedom to carry guns. We should all wear seat belts, strap babies in car carriers etc. Why do we need laws and enforcement. Does the public need to be protected from people who are assumed to use good judgement?
In a perfect world....
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Jun 22, 2010
 
east texas wrote:
There is a certain segment of our population who believe the banks can police themselves, the oil companies can police themselves, there should not be regulations, that people should use good judgement. Do these same people believe that we would all use good judgement and not drink and drive. Why should we need the police to enforce it. We should all have the freedom to carry guns. We should all wear seat belts, strap babies in car carriers etc. Why do we need laws and enforcement. Does the public need to be protected from people who are assumed to use good judgement?
Are you off your meds? Get back on your meds and come back to reality.
east texas

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All was said with tongue in cheek. I thought everyone could see through my sordid humor, but I guess not. I was really alluding to the absolute lack of success of deregulation.
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Jun 22, 2010
 
DPTX wrote:
Perhaps it's because such holidays increase the number of individuals becoming inebriated.
Understandable. And does this mean that its makes for a better dog and pony show? When there exists schools or swarms more can be caught with the same resources. However the overtime needs to be taken into consideration. Why highlight a particular time frame for show and tell?
Enforcement should be the same at all times through out the year.

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Jun 23, 2010
 
Norm wrote:
Understandable. And does this mean that its makes for a better dog and pony show? When there exists schools or swarms more can be caught with the same resources. However the overtime needs to be taken into consideration. Why highlight a particular time frame for show and tell?
Enforcement should be the same at all times through out the year.
Well, if there is a swarm, it would likely take many more than the normal level of resources, if you wish to catch as many as possible.

The "particular timeframe" is a known factor, in which many more are likely to be "celebrating" and many more are likely to "celebrate" just a little too much, therefore putting the public at more risk of harm.

Therefore, since the risk is higher at a particular time, it would stand to reason that enforcement efforts would need to be increased during that particular time period.
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Of course; the goal is to not have to give anyone a ticket. The very presence of the level of regulation would deter any wrong doing. Therefore the police would never have a income figure in their budget, I suppose.

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Jun 23, 2010
 
east texas wrote:
Of course; the goal is to not have to give anyone a ticket. The very presence of the level of regulation would deter any wrong doing. Therefore the police would never have a income figure in their budget, I suppose.
Sure they would... it will help pay for the overtime required to get the drunks off the street and protect the public. Of course, saving lives and property damage would also be an economic concern.
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Holidays are usually when the amateurs get drunk and kill people. Hell, us pros stay at home and don't even get on the road due to their driving!! I hope they all get arrested. Excuse me from not posting more, my beer is getting warm.
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But in an ideal world, people would police themselves, Ha Ha. Well so much for the ideal world, that's why we need government regulations and people to police them. This includes the banking industry, the telephone companies, the oil companies, the drug companies, etc.
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Jun 23, 2010
 
La Porte is always enforcing DWI laws...its just that sometimes others feel the need to remind them on certain holidays!
east texas

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Oh well; so much for trying to develop an analogy
from this, so I will not post anything else. I believe in strong enforcement of DWI, cellphone use and just protecting us from the crazies. So there!!!

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Jun 23, 2010
 
east texas wrote:
Oh well; so much for trying to develop an analogy
from this, so I will not post anything else. I believe in strong enforcement of DWI, cellphone use and just protecting us from the crazies. So there!!!
They haven't picked you up, yet?
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Jun 24, 2010
 
I'm also ready...my Koozie stays in the glovebox.
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Simply put if you break the law pay the price. During holidays more idoits that would normally have a drink at home will be on the road. If they would only hit each other life would be good. Unfortunately they usually hurt/kill people that haven't had a drink, and maybe evem their own kids. ZERO tolerance! Hey if we can pay for the overtime and the new court house that's even better. I hope the fools loose theirs jobs because they got popped. Most companies check MVR's for employees. Try explaining that to your boss.
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what an idea....let's lock him up....take his job....

and teacb his entire family a lesson. I'm sure it was their fault for driving him to drink.

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Jun 26, 2010
 
yooflungpoo wrote:
what an idea....let's lock him up....take his job....
and teacb his entire family a lesson. I'm sure it was their fault for driving him to drink.
It will be interesting to see if your excuse works for you, when you tell that one to the judge.

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