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Huntington, WV

#1 Aug 14, 2013
Why so many DUI's are people that crazzy?
big b

Huntington, WV

#2 Aug 14, 2013
lol wrote:
Why so many DUI's are people that crazzy?
just too many drunks who have no respect for the law who need reality in there face real hard

Level 4

Since: Dec 12

Front Royal, VA

#3 Aug 14, 2013
lol wrote:
Why so many DUI's are people that crazzy?
Money. The local cops, especially Officer Koher, is in bed with local magistrates to scare 1st time offenders with lengthy jail terms OR pay a little fine and then hand the matter over to the DMV which will suspend/revoke your license until you pay for their expensive Test & Lock program. Its a money making scheme: Koher, and other cops like him, gets ( by way of union concessions) time and half pay whenever he appears in court, and a big shiny plaque by the insurance company at the end of the fiscal year AND the city gets reimbursed for court costs, the DMV ( the state) gets your $ for their program while they hold you license hostage. They also entice you into the program by erasing the DUI from your arrest record, so if you get another DUI, it shows up as a 1st-time offense. It rarely has ANYTHING to do with getting drunk drivers off the road proven by many people still driving with 5 or more DUI arrests. If you think the answer to all of this is simply dont drink and drive, you are sadly mistaken. The cops will pull you ever at will, with no actual reason, and the magistrate ignores the cops stalking bars to follow drivers ( which actually is illegal) My advice, boycott all bars in Huntington before 8PM, if not all together. The bar owners, IMO are to blame as well. This is a small town, so they all they would need to do is march into the mayors office and file a complaint. Four bars are closing down, and more to come. People are learning its better just to stay home. I would acknowledge that a lot of people care nothing about bars or any other type of nightlife, but they are not the ones keeping what little night business is left alive in town. But the corrupt system is slowly chipping away at that too, with little/no regard to consequences to the accused OR the businesses.
Joe

Chesapeake, OH

#4 Aug 15, 2013
nohalgerg wrote:
<quoted text>Money. The local cops, especially Officer Koher, is in bed with local magistrates to scare 1st time offenders with lengthy jail terms OR pay a little fine and then hand the matter over to the DMV which will suspend/revoke your license until you pay for their expensive Test & Lock program. Its a money making scheme: Koher, and other cops like him, gets ( by way of union concessions) time and half pay whenever he appears in court, and a big shiny plaque by the insurance company at the end of the fiscal year AND the city gets reimbursed for court costs, the DMV ( the state) gets your $ for their program while they hold you license hostage. They also entice you into the program by erasing the DUI from your arrest record, so if you get another DUI, it shows up as a 1st-time offense. It rarely has ANYTHING to do with getting drunk drivers off the road proven by many people still driving with 5 or more DUI arrests. If you think the answer to all of this is simply dont drink and drive, you are sadly mistaken. The cops will pull you ever at will, with no actual reason, and the magistrate ignores the cops stalking bars to follow drivers ( which actually is illegal) My advice, boycott all bars in Huntington before 8PM, if not all together. The bar owners, IMO are to blame as well. This is a small town, so they all they would need to do is march into the mayors office and file a complaint. Four bars are closing down, and more to come. People are learning its better just to stay home. I would acknowledge that a lot of people care nothing about bars or any other type of nightlife, but they are not the ones keeping what little night business is left alive in town. But the corrupt system is slowly chipping away at that too, with little/no regard to consequences to the accused OR the businesses.
I couldn't have said it better.
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hmm

Pine River, WI

#6 Aug 15, 2013
nohalgerg wrote:
<quoted text>
Money. The local cops, especially Officer Koher, is in bed with local magistrates to scare 1st time offenders with lengthy jail terms OR pay a little fine and then hand the matter over to the DMV which will suspend/revoke your license until you pay for their expensive Test & Lock program. Its a money making scheme: Koher, and other cops like him, gets ( by way of union concessions) time and half pay whenever he appears in court, and a big shiny plaque by the insurance company at the end of the fiscal year AND the city gets reimbursed for court costs, the DMV ( the state) gets your $ for their program while they hold you license hostage. They also entice you into the program by erasing the DUI from your arrest record, so if you get another DUI, it shows up as a 1st-time offense. It rarely has ANYTHING to do with getting drunk drivers off the road proven by many people still driving with 5 or more DUI arrests. If you think the answer to all of this is simply dont drink and drive, you are sadly mistaken. The cops will pull you ever at will, with no actual reason, and the magistrate ignores the cops stalking bars to follow drivers ( which actually is illegal) My advice, boycott all bars in Huntington before 8PM, if not all together. The bar owners, IMO are to blame as well. This is a small town, so they all they would need to do is march into the mayors office and file a complaint. Four bars are closing down, and more to come. People are learning its better just to stay home. I would acknowledge that a lot of people care nothing about bars or any other type of nightlife, but they are not the ones keeping what little night business is left alive in town. But the corrupt system is slowly chipping away at that too, with little/no regard to consequences to the accused OR the businesses.
Who cares if DUI offenders have consequences? Just stop drinking and driving and you don't have to deal with it.
Anon

Huntington, WV

#7 Aug 15, 2013
nohalgerg wrote:
<quoted text>Money. The local cops, especially Officer Koher, is in bed with local magistrates to scare 1st time offenders with lengthy jail terms OR pay a little fine and then hand the matter over to the DMV which will suspend/revoke your license until you pay for their expensive Test & Lock program. Its a money making scheme: Koher, and other cops like him, gets ( by way of union concessions) time and half pay whenever he appears in court, and a big shiny plaque by the insurance company at the end of the fiscal year AND the city gets reimbursed for court costs, the DMV ( the state) gets your $ for their program while they hold you license hostage. They also entice you into the program by erasing the DUI from your arrest record, so if you get another DUI, it shows up as a 1st-time offense. It rarely has ANYTHING to do with getting drunk drivers off the road proven by many people still driving with 5 or more DUI arrests. If you think the answer to all of this is simply dont drink and drive, you are sadly mistaken. The cops will pull you ever at will, with no actual reason, and the magistrate ignores the cops stalking bars to follow drivers ( which actually is illegal) My advice, boycott all bars in Huntington before 8PM, if not all together. The bar owners, IMO are to blame as well. This is a small town, so they all they would need to do is march into the mayors office and file a complaint. Four bars are closing down, and more to come. People are learning its better just to stay home. I would acknowledge that a lot of people care nothing about bars or any other type of nightlife, but they are not the ones keeping what little night business is left alive in town. But the corrupt system is slowly chipping away at that too, with little/no regard to consequences to the accused OR the businesses.
You're blaming everyone except for the person that actually drinks & drives. Pathetic. Absolutely, sickeningly pathetic.

Level 4

Since: Dec 12

Front Royal, VA

#8 Aug 15, 2013
Obviously, some of you didn't read the whole thing, or were unable to comprehend it, proving by the foolish replies in thinking my comment was about drunk drivers. But then again, I don't expect much in here.
hmm

Pine River, WI

#9 Aug 15, 2013
I believe everyone comprehends it just fine. You're having a pity party because cops pull over drunk people driving home illegally after they leave bars, and trying to twist it around as if it hurts the local economy when cops scare away the bar patrons by actually doing their job.

Luckily, most career DUI offenders that get caught like that offer little to the local economy, if anything. I couldn't care less how much the DMV or the court sticks it to them.
lgta

Huntington, WV

#10 Aug 15, 2013
The part i really don't understand , people are saying they are getting dui's when they are less than .08

Level 4

Since: Dec 12

Front Royal, VA

#11 Aug 15, 2013
lgta wrote:
The part i really don't understand , people are saying they are getting dui's when they are less than .08
I will answer that. You can be prosecuted for a DUI for as low as .04 IF your driving and other factors indicate you are intoxicated. This is where the law is BS, IMO, because it leaves too much to interpretation. The arresting officer knows this, and will dress up the report as much as they see fit to make their case stick. There are a number of pending lawsuits against false DUI arrests, against Huntington cops.

Level 4

Since: Dec 12

Front Royal, VA

#12 Aug 15, 2013
hmm wrote:
I believe everyone comprehends it just fine. You're having a pity party because cops pull over drunk people driving home illegally after they leave bars, and trying to twist it around as if it hurts the local economy when cops scare away the bar patrons by actually doing their job.
Luckily, most career DUI offenders that get caught like that offer little to the local economy, if anything. I couldn't care less how much the DMV or the court sticks it to them.
Wrong again. Im pointing out ( and needing to because you cannot both read and comprehend) that people are getting pulled over for all sorts of reasons. I am twisting nothing, simply stating the way it is. All cops are not "actually doing their jobs"; getting sued for false DUI arrests, falsifying reports, and harassment is not part of their course training. How you can generalize what some person offers or not to the local economy is ridiculous.
yep

Pine River, WI

#13 Aug 16, 2013
nohalgerg wrote:
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Wrong again. Im pointing out ( and needing to because you cannot both read and comprehend) that people are getting pulled over for all sorts of reasons. I am twisting nothing, simply stating the way it is. All cops are not "actually doing their jobs"; getting sued for false DUI arrests, falsifying reports, and harassment is not part of their course training. How you can generalize what some person offers or not to the local economy is ridiculous.
And how can you generalize all cops as those who are breaking the law when they make DUI arrests? Are you privy to each case? See, it works both ways. If you don't drink and drive, you won't get arrested for DUI. If you do, you pay the consequences if and when you are caught. Since you seem to like accusing everyone who disagrees with you as being semi-illiterate, surely that means you're really smart and can comprehend that.
nunya

Nashville, TN

#14 Aug 16, 2013
nohalgerg wrote:
Obviously, some of you didn't read the whole thing, or were unable to comprehend it, proving by the foolish replies in thinking my comment was about drunk drivers. But then again, I don't expect much in here.
No actually I get it. And the answer IS "just quit driving drunk." Because when I leave a bar and get pulled over for "absolutely no reason," I don't get arrested for DUI. Know why? BECAUSE I WASN'T DUI. This isn't a complicated concept. Sorry for you if you think it is.
Rainbow Bright

Chesapeake, OH

#15 Aug 16, 2013
Go to gay bars, the cops wont bother you. They think they'll catch something from you.

Level 4

Since: Dec 12

Front Royal, VA

#16 Aug 16, 2013
yep wrote:
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And how can you generalize all cops as those who are breaking the law when they make DUI arrests? Are you privy to each case? See, it works both ways. If you don't drink and drive, you won't get arrested for DUI. If you do, you pay the consequences if and when you are caught. Since you seem to like accusing everyone who disagrees with you as being semi-illiterate, surely that means you're really smart and can comprehend that.
I never wrote that all cops are breaking the law when they make DUI arrests. I made no espousal to case-by-case anything. You seem eager to mangle my words for your benefit. Of course I can accuse those who misread simple text as being semi-illiterate ( your words) as easily as I can applaud the basic reading skills of those who properly interpreted my simple initial post.

Your solution suggestion :"If you don't drink and drive, you won't get arrested for DUI" is painfully unrealistic. If any establishment that serves alcohol relied ONLY on patrons who arrived by foot, then 99% of them would be out of business, as not all people live or work within walking distance of places that serve alcohol.

Level 4

Since: Dec 12

Front Royal, VA

#17 Aug 16, 2013
nunya wrote:
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No actually I get it. And the answer IS "just quit driving drunk." Because when I leave a bar and get pulled over for "absolutely no reason," I don't get arrested for DUI. Know why? BECAUSE I WASN'T DUI. This isn't a complicated concept. Sorry for you if you think it is.
No, sorry, you still don't.
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Level 4

Since: Dec 12

Front Royal, VA

#19 Aug 16, 2013
_-zaphod-_ wrote:
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Tough titty. Take a cab or get a designated driver.
Or don't go drink.
Thats not reality at all. You going to say to a guy who has one beer for the course of the evening, WITH his dinner, that he has to get a cab? In Huntington, where there is no cab service?
Jim Atkins

Chesapeake, OH

#20 Aug 16, 2013
nohalgerg wrote:
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Thats not reality at all. You going to say to a guy who has one beer for the course of the evening, WITH his dinner, that he has to get a cab? In Huntington, where there is no cab service?
Hmmm..... What are all those white cars with a yellow sign on top that says TAXI? You are showing some real intelligence Mr Lahon.
Barry Foe

Huntington, WV

#21 Aug 16, 2013
I recently went to Prestera Center to regain my driver's license for dui and the instructor said there were more accidents attributed to texting while driving that dui, but no one had spent any time behind bars for texting while driving causing an accident or not.

Level 4

Since: Dec 12

Front Royal, VA

#22 Aug 16, 2013
Barry Foe wrote:
I recently went to Prestera Center to regain my driver's license for dui and the instructor said there were more accidents attributed to texting while driving that dui, but no one had spent any time behind bars for texting while driving causing an accident or not.
Yeah, they haven't figure out a way to make money off of that YET, probably because too many preppy white chix are getting tickets but their parents have pull.

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