Alcohol may be factor in collision

Alcohol may be factor in collision

There are 33 comments on the KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story from Jun 18, 2008, titled Alcohol may be factor in collision. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

State police say that alcohol may have been a factor in a car collision north of Espanola Tuesday night that sent four people to hospitals.

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gary

United States

#1 Jun 18, 2008
No big suprise that DWI checkpoints don't keep this from happening, it never will.
Kevin

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Jun 18, 2008
How do you know it doesn't help?Maybe they stopped 6 other potential crashes
Pulease

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Jun 18, 2008
Well when you have the ambulance chasing DUI lawyers that say that DUI check points are entrapment unless you broadcast where they are going to be held and from what time to what time, you'll never catch many! I feel like there's something wrong with me since I have never been arrested for DUI in NM!
ugottabkidding

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Jun 18, 2008
Pulease wrote:
Well when you have the ambulance chasing DUI lawyers that say that DUI check points are entrapment unless you broadcast where they are going to be held and from what time to what time, you'll never catch many! I feel like there's something wrong with me since I have never been arrested for DUI in NM!
the trick to being arrested for dwi in new mexico is to not get drunk- just have a couple beers at a friends house and drive home - then when the cop stops you you can say im not drunk and go to jail- if your really tanked you most likely will slip thru

Since: Mar 08

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Jun 18, 2008
IF YOU DRINK ALCOHOL - DON'T DRIVE!
IF YOU KNOW WILL HAVE TO DRIVE - DON'T DRINK!
JUST STAY AT HOME AND GET AS PLASTERED AS YOU WANT! BUT WHEN YOU FALL AND CRACK YOUR HEAD, DON'T CRY!
ENOUGH ALREADY!
ugottabkidding

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Jun 18, 2008
Todd Griffin wrote:
IF YOU DRINK ALCOHOL - DON'T DRIVE!
IF YOU KNOW WILL HAVE TO DRIVE - DON'T DRINK!
JUST STAY AT HOME AND GET AS PLASTERED AS YOU WANT! BUT WHEN YOU FALL AND CRACK YOUR HEAD, DON'T CRY!
ENOUGH ALREADY!
with that logic no one should drive to a bar or niteclub no socializing at friends houses no popping a couple beers after a hard days work no alcoholic beverages at restraunts wtf?
ugottabkidding

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Jun 18, 2008
also no socializing anywhere liquor is served you have to drive to w.t.f.?

Since: Mar 08

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Jun 18, 2008
Hello??? Ever heard of a designated driver, taxi, bus, limo... hitch hiking?

How about walking?

Since: Mar 08

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Jun 18, 2008
Read the article...

"State police say that alcohol may have been a factor in a car collision north of Espanola Tuesday night that sent four people to hospitals.
The collision just north of the Ohkay Casino happened when a southbound vehicle turned left into the path of an oncoming northbound vehicle.

One of the vehicles rolled hitting a third vehicle.

Three people, including a toddler were airlifted to University of New Mexico Hospital for treatment. A fourth was treated in Espanola.

Officials say that any charges are pending."

It isn't worth it!

“JUST CALL ME QUIRKY..”

Since: May 08

Burque'

#12 Jun 18, 2008
Todd Griffin wrote:
Hello??? Ever heard of a designated driver, taxi, bus, limo... hitch hiking?
How about walking?
Crawling is good too.

Since: Mar 08

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Jun 18, 2008
ugottabkidding wrote:
also no socializing anywhere liquor is served you have to drive to w.t.f.?
Okay, so 7 people in my family have been killed in alcohol related incidents, and nearly twice that have been injured by drunks... So, how many more do want to kill, you want o kill my wife and children as well?

Maybe you don't want to kill them, just disable them for life, put them in a wheelchair, or have them lose a limb?

You don't know what you're talking about.
ugottabkidding

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Jun 18, 2008
hitchiking because you had 2 beers at a wedding reception? taxis? designated drivers? bus-in this town? at 1 am - im against drunk drivers who get plastered but this borders on hysteria
Cheeky

Roswell, NM

#15 Jun 18, 2008
Jim E, and your point is?
Once again I say, the cry babies whining about the checkpoints or barhopping with out drinking have obviously never had someone hit and killed by someone that was driving drunk. I hope you never feel the pain of that. Until you do, you will never understand though.

Since: Mar 08

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Jun 18, 2008
ugottabkidding wrote:
<quoted text> the trick to being arrested for dwi in new mexico is to not get drunk- just have a couple beers at a friends house and drive home - then when the cop stops you you can say im not drunk and go to jail- if your really tanked you most likely will slip thru
Then do something to fix the problem or move somewhere else!

Since: Mar 08

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Jun 18, 2008
Cheeky wrote:
Jim E, and your point is?
Once again I say, the cry babies whining about the checkpoints or barhopping with out drinking have obviously never had someone hit and killed by someone that was driving drunk. I hope you never feel the pain of that. Until you do, you will never understand though.
Thank you for your comment. My blood was starting to boil a little...
ugottabkidding

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Jun 18, 2008
Todd Griffin wrote:
<quoted text> Then do something to fix the problem or move somewhere else!
why not mandate a kill switch / breathylizer so that anyone who has a bac of over .08 can't start their car? im sure there can be money fround for that from the state- all vehicles would be required to have them installed-just like wearing seat belts

Since: Mar 08

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Jun 18, 2008
ugottabkidding wrote:
<quoted text> why not mandate a kill switch / breathylizer so that anyone who has a bac of over .08 can't start their car? im sure there can be money fround for that from the state- all vehicles would be required to have them installed-just like wearing seat belts
Ugottabkidding, you sound like the people at MADD.

Why should I pay a higher automobile price for a device that will register a ZERO everytime I blow in it, just to start my car.

Why can't people just deny themselves the odd drink and utilize a little self control?

Don't drink and drive!
ugottabkidding

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Jun 18, 2008
then why should you wear seatbelts? you would think the state could pay for this as well-much like the govt giving out coupons for people who use rabbit ears for tv's- that way this would cut down on dwi- isn't that what everyone wants? im sorry for your family- i lost someone as well but if you look at the statistics of how many fatalities there are- and assuming the offender is sh*tfaced- the logical solution would be just everyone get a breathlyzer kill switch and be done with it- or is it an issue for lawyers cops politicians and the system to not want this?
CornDog

United States

#22 Jun 18, 2008
I'll bet you 10 to 1 that if we get an Arena, it'll have a liquor license and serve. It'll probably be an extension of the new Hotel and be owned by a NM State Legislator.

At least it'll be close to the intermediate jail!!!

Since: Mar 08

Albuquerque, NM

#23 Jun 18, 2008
ugottabkidding wrote:
then why should you wear seatbelts? you would think the state could pay for this as well-much like the govt giving out coupons for people who use rabbit ears for tv's- that way this would cut down on dwi- isn't that what everyone wants? im sorry for your family- i lost someone as well but if you look at the statistics of how many fatalities there are- and assuming the offender is sh*tfaced- the logical solution would be just everyone get a breathlyzer kill switch and be done with it- or is it an issue for lawyers cops politicians and the system to not want this?
Let's face it, most police do not enforce DWI, they are handling other calls. Most of the time, a DWI arrest results from a DWI operation or a motor vehicle crash. The average police officer isn't even trained on DWI, so truly your chances of getting caught are very very low.

The majority of fatal DWI crashes result from first time DWI offenders, not repeat offenders.

Over half of those arrested for DWI were atlicensed liquor establishments prior to their arrest, and an overwhelming majority of those convicted of DWI have BAC levels over .14%, the presumptive level for sales to intoxicated.

I'm not buying a breathalyzer for my car, and I'm not going to pay higher taxes for any more government programs or projects.

If it wasn't for Federal Government installations, projects and programs, New Mexico would be farms, mines and ranches... maybe that's not a bad thing...

Let's just enforce what we have on the books, let's hire good police officers, and elect judges who hand down meaningful sentences.

After that all you are left to deal with is the person in the mirror.

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