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New York State Police Sunday, Sept. 21 * Brigitte P. Calisti, 31, of Rome, was charged with driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 of one percent or higher ...

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Fonzi

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#1 Sep 23, 2008
hey doesn't she work at the casino...??
The Canterbury Thief

United States

#2 Sep 27, 2008
"hey doesn't she work at the casino...?? "

Who gives a rat's ass if she does?
poopie

Rome, NY

#3 Oct 8, 2008
Perhaps I missed something important, but isn't "driving while intoxicated" the same as "operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 of one percent or higher"....just worded differently???
jackie mc Coy

Phoenix, AZ

#4 Oct 8, 2008
Nope.

Driving while intoxicated is applicable if the driver is driving erratically as in unsafe/unsignalled lane changes, crossing middle line, weaving all over the road, making illegal turns, etc. You can be under the influence even if you have had only 1 drink. The Blood alcohol level is not an issue, the manner of driving is the issue.

Driving with blood alcohol level in excess of .08% means just that. You can have a blood alcohol level over the legal limit and be obeying all the traffic laws. The manner of one's driving is not the basis of the charge; just the blood alcohol level is. Of course, from a practical standpoint it is highly unlikely that a driver with a blood alcohol level in excess of .08 will be driving safely and obeying all the traffic laws.

The 2 charges are not the same. You can be convicted on both although usually if you plead to one charge the other will be dropped.

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#5 Oct 10, 2008
Wow, a legal answer that even I can understand. Thank you!

Since: Mar 08

United States

#6 Oct 10, 2008
frankcor wrote:
Wow, a legal answer that even I can understand. Thank you!
They probably know from experience.. not education!!! lol JUST KIDDING!!! Thanks for the info but I don't drink so I am not personally worried about me but now can pass the info along to friends and family!
jen

West Haverstraw, NY

#7 Feb 25, 2009
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AH! WHOS LAUGHING NOW, FAT ASS! HAPPY HUSBAND HUNTING!

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