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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Since: Mar 08

Albuquerque, NM

#24 Jun 18, 2008
Jim E wrote:
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I'm gonna join DDAMM Drunk Drivers Against Mad Mothers lol


Just FYI, Last year MADD suggested installation of breathalyzers in all cars sold in New Mexico. When interviewed by KOB about this, I said I was opposed to it, and that it was not reasonable solution to the problem.
ugottabkidding

Florence, AL

#25 Jun 18, 2008
Todd Griffin wrote:
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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.
i don't buy the police are busy handling other calls- all i see is traffic enforcement and tickets written- im sure you are aware of the trucking industries use of a governor on their rigs- you say you don't want to pay more taxes- im sure the govt could get creative on this and it would cost you peanuts- i think the hysteria over dwi is a little bit disengenous- how many arrests are for aggrivated dwi? all the bad accidents- id imagine are not for being at or just above the limit of .08- it used to be .1 but thats another story- the benefit to the public would be great- instead of using as much police resources the pd could focus on violent and property crime - sometimes the individual needs to sacrigfice for the public- btw government can always find money-just look at the 300 mill( probly much more) that will be spent on a needless stadium- if all these cops would really mean what they say about preventing dwi accidents then this should be a no brainer
so sad

AOL

#26 Jun 18, 2008
listening to you all is interesting however i know one of the injured in this crash and she is in really bad shape. what would her comment be, ..... you have ruined my life

Since: Mar 08

Albuquerque, NM

#29 Jun 18, 2008
Jim E wrote:
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DWIs are a big problem here for a reason, it's a bigger problem here than most places in the country, because it's a "culture thing" we all know it, but it's not politically correct to say so.
Don't drink and drive, that's all there is to it. Don't do it!

Since: Mar 08

Albuquerque, NM

#30 Jun 18, 2008
ugottabkidding wrote:
<quoted text> i don't buy the police are busy handling other calls- all i see is traffic enforcement and tickets written- im sure you are aware of the trucking industries use of a governor on their rigs- you say you don't want to pay more taxes- im sure the govt could get creative on this and it would cost you peanuts- i think the hysteria over dwi is a little bit disengenous- how many arrests are for aggrivated dwi? all the bad accidents- id imagine are not for being at or just above the limit of .08- it used to be .1 but thats another story- the benefit to the public would be great- instead of using as much police resources the pd could focus on violent and property crime - sometimes the individual needs to sacrigfice for the public- btw government can always find money-just look at the 300 mill( probly much more) that will be spent on a needless stadium- if all these cops would really mean what they say about preventing dwi accidents then this should be a no brainer


No Sir!

The police response to DWI is mandated by public outcry. The push is from the public, not necessarily from the law enforcement community, though I suspect many in law enforcement support the idea of protecting lives and property.

Govern yourself; don't rely on others to regulate your behavior.

Stand up and act like a man, an honorable man, and make the decision not to endanger the lives of others.

This mentality of inventing new wheels to fix old problems and leaving it to government to fix is ridiculous.
ugottabkidding

Florence, AL

#31 Jun 18, 2008
Todd Griffin wrote:
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No Sir!
The police response to DWI is mandated by public outcry. The push is from the public, not necessarily from the law enforcement community, though I suspect many in law enforcement support the idea of protecting lives and property.
Govern yourself; don't rely on others to regulate your behavior.
Stand up and act like a man, an honorable man, and make the decision not to endanger the lives of others.
This mentality of inventing new wheels to fix old problems and leaving it to government to fix is ridiculous.
its all about the money- look at the average arrests per night in albq- approxiamtely 100 each night- how many are there for traffic? wouldn't want to cut down on the cash cow todd- what would all those lawyers do? who would fill the jails if not for traffic offenders?

Since: Mar 08

Albuquerque, NM

#32 Jun 18, 2008
Cash cow... Cash cow...?

Okay, well albuquerque, is just a small part of a larger State, we call New Mexico. Despite what many think, there is life outside of albuquerque.

It is a statewide problem.

Since: Mar 08

Albuquerque, NM

#33 Jun 18, 2008
Chances are that the only encounter you've had with police was for a traffic violation, but I can tell you that a lot of good busts for more serious crimes started with a simple traffic violation.

The total cost of police service by far outweighs the income from traffic tickets, and if you end up in jail over a traffic ticket, you probably have a drug problem that inteferred with your ability to earn a living and pay the fine, or your ability to appear in court when ordered.

It is really rather simple. Stop at red lights. Don't speed. Don't tailgate. Use your turn signal, and don't drive angry and so on... simple simple simple.
ugottabkidding

Florence, AL

#34 Jun 18, 2008
sure until you have to see a group of scumbag APD pigs pulling a guns on you because of a fale report of gunshots fired and lying about it
Come on

Okeechobee, FL

#35 Jun 19, 2008
so sad wrote:
listening to you all is interesting however i know one of the injured in this crash and she is in really bad shape. what would her comment be,..... you have ruined my life
Are you saying she has never drank and driven before, come on...There is not a person that is not guilty of this..It is a shame she got hurt but you are not gooing to tell me she has never done it....
Bill in Sani Flush

Polk City, FL

#36 Jun 24, 2008
Must be somebody else's fault! Maybe the manufacture of the booze? Can't possibly be the drunks fault!
Bill in Sani Flush

Polk City, FL

#37 Jun 26, 2008
Todd Griffin wrote:
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Okay, so 7 people in my family have been killed in alcohol related
Were they drunk or other driver drunk?
Just A Thought

Rio Rancho, NM

#38 Jun 26, 2008
It's all the fault of those dang new cars. They only run on alchol.

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