Police Reports: Three DUI Arrests

Mar 29, 2011 Full story: Patch.com 53

Police stopped drivers for drunken driving on Main Street and Monroe Turnpike last weekend DUI on Main Street A Newtown man was arrested for drunken driving after a police officer saw his Ford pick up truck weaving on Main Street at 2:07 Saturday morning, according to the report.

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“Sam Colt made men equal”

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#48 Apr 3, 2011
lifeisshort wrote:
<quoted text>Unconstitutional???!! Come on Joe. A little traffic stop is nothing compared to what EVERYONE goes through at an airport screening. If anything, I would say THAT is a witch hunt.
As for "their lives turned upside down", I think you're being a little dramatic and you probably read too many fiction books. If their lives were turned upside down, they were either unstable in the first place; they lived in former Communist Russia where checkpoints were common; or they were guilty of something before they got stopped!! I don't know of anyone who's life was turned upside down by a simple traffic stop.
I'll tell you what, the next time you get stopped at a checkpoint, put the pedal to the metal. I guarantee you your life will be turned upside down.
Sorry, but your reading deficiency is getting to me; your replys do not jibe with what I write.
Steve Murzin

Seymour, CT

#49 Apr 3, 2011
lifeisshort wrote:
Let me just add to my #44 that just as the idea behind airport screening is to prevent a possible disaster and the loss of life, so also do DUI checkpoints. The need to accomplish this task does not catagorize these as witch hunts.
I would have to agree about the screenings and checkpoints not being witch hunts. But the fact is that they are unconstitutional. We don't exactly know what "The idea behind" these screenings are but I can say that from reading historical comparisons that "the idea behind" a surveillance society is never with the sole intention of keeping a citizen safe.

Any one person or governmental entity or body who would look for ways to trick, manipulate or search for a go around to the rights of an individual is an enemy of the United States. The government and its agencies are entrusted to protect and defend the rights of the individual and may enact legislation so long as in keeps the idea of individual rights in mind and does not in the process of legislation trample upon the rights of another individual.

Though most Americans or at least I would hope that most Americans feel that those who get into a car after consuming alcohol do in fact put others in harms way. But to detain ALL or to violate the rights of all in order to possibly prevent a crime from taking place is in fact tyranny. And any judge that would disagree with that does not have a true appreciation for the idea of America and might have a hidden agenda.

If DUI was so terrible, which in my opinion it is, then why not suspend the license for life and have a 90 day mandatory prison sentence? Why not? I'll tell you why. The fact is that those who do in fact judge and legislate also find themselves driving after a pitstop at the local gin mill. I think we can all agree on that.
Jack McCoy

Monroe, CT

#50 Apr 3, 2011
If they were truly trying to stop drunk drivers all they have to do is pull over everybody leaving a bar, they'll all blow positive.
lifeisshort

Seymour, CT

#51 Apr 3, 2011
Steve Murzin wrote:
<quoted text>
I would have to agree about the screenings and checkpoints not being witch hunts. But the fact is that they are unconstitutional. We don't exactly know what "The idea behind" these screenings are but I can say that from reading historical comparisons that "the idea behind" a surveillance society is never with the sole intention of keeping a citizen safe.
Any one person or governmental entity or body who would look for ways to trick, manipulate or search for a go around to the rights of an individual is an enemy of the United States. The government and its agencies are entrusted to protect and defend the rights of the individual and may enact legislation so long as in keeps the idea of individual rights in mind and does not in the process of legislation trample upon the rights of another individual.
Though most Americans or at least I would hope that most Americans feel that those who get into a car after consuming alcohol do in fact put others in harms way. But to detain ALL or to violate the rights of all in order to possibly prevent a crime from taking place is in fact tyranny. And any judge that would disagree with that does not have a true appreciation for the idea of America and might have a hidden agenda.
If DUI was so terrible, which in my opinion it is, then why not suspend the license for life and have a 90 day mandatory prison sentence? Why not? I'll tell you why. The fact is that those who do in fact judge and legislate also find themselves driving after a pitstop at the local gin mill. I think we can all agree on that.
Good reply. Your comments on legislation trampling on the rights of another individual could also be said for gun rights. Persons owning guns are almost constantly being bombarded with legislation banning anything that has to do with guns. Now there is a debate on magazine capacity. So why are the legislators trampling on the rights of legitimate gun owners? It's just another trick of the government, as you said. "Any one person or governmental entity or body who would look for ways to trick, manipulate or search for a go around to the rights of an individual is an enemy of the United States".
lifeisshort

Seymour, CT

#52 Apr 3, 2011
Joseph Schmoe wrote:
<quoted text> Sorry, but your reading deficiency is getting to me; your replys do not jibe with what I write.
Maybe you should re-read your comments. I was pretty accurate if you also read between the lines. Maybe it is YOUR reading deficiency. Alcohol has a tendency to do that after a while.

“'never'”

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#53 Apr 3, 2011
I have to agree with Joseph Schmoe- DUI checkpoints are way over the line, whether or not they save lives. Comparing this to searches when boarding an airplane is not fair- there, a person is in the same vehicle with 300 others, and the vehicle is privately owned by someone else (the airlines).

If the government could somehow 'scan' on the fly drivers who went by a certain spot on a road, I couldn't object. In that scenario there would be no stop(technically, stopping a motorist is an 'arrest' and is invasive) and there would be no delay in the motorists' travel.
MRS AVA

Wellford, SC

#54 Apr 3, 2011
Jack McCoy wrote:
If they were truly trying to stop drunk drivers all they have to do is pull over everybody leaving a bar, they'll all blow positive.
They do that a lot in MA. The Police park by the bars and when they let out they stop people.Now if you have been in a bar drinking for a few hours you know you will blow over the limit!

“Sam Colt made men equal”

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#55 Apr 3, 2011
Citizen44 wrote:
I have to agree with Joseph Schmoe- DUI checkpoints are way over the line, whether or not they save lives. Comparing this to searches when boarding an airplane is not fair- there, a person is in the same vehicle with 300 others, and the vehicle is privately owned by someone else (the airlines).

If the government could somehow 'scan' on the fly drivers who went by a certain spot on a road, I couldn't object. In that scenario there would be no stop(technically, stopping a motorist is an 'arrest' and is invasive) and there would be no delay in the motorists' travel.
Yes, Citizen, there is a significant difference. I am a Ron Paul Constitutionalist. Sam Colt is by my side and Don Julio, Mr Rossi and Ms Gallo can sit at my table anytime.

“Sam Colt made men equal”

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#56 Apr 3, 2011
lifeisshort wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe you should re-read your comments. I was pretty accurate if you also read between the lines. Maybe it is YOUR reading deficiency. Alcohol has a tendency to do that after a while.
Hardy har har

“Sam Colt made men equal”

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#57 Apr 3, 2011
lifeisshort wrote:
<quoted text>Good reply. Your comments on legislation trampling on the rights of another individual could also be said for gun rights. Persons owning guns are almost constantly being bombarded with legislation banning anything that has to do with guns. Now there is a debate on magazine capacity. So why are the legislators trampling on the rights of legitimate gun owners? It's just another trick of the government, as you said. "Any one person or governmental entity or body who would look for ways to trick, manipulate or search for a go around to the rights of an individual is an enemy of the United States".
I fully
agree.

“Sam Colt made men equal”

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#58 Apr 3, 2011
Steve Murzin wrote:
<quoted text>I would have to agree about the screenings and checkpoints not being witch hunts. But the fact is that they are unconstitutional. We don't exactly know what "The idea behind" these screenings are but I can say that from reading historical comparisons that "the idea behind" a surveillance society is never with the sole intention of keeping a citizen safe.

Any one person or governmental entity or body who would look for ways to trick, manipulate or search for a go around to the rights of an individual is an enemy of the United States. The government and its agencies are entrusted to protect and defend the rights of the individual and may enact legislation so long as in keeps the idea of individual rights in mind and does not in the process of legislation trample upon the rights of another individual.

Though most Americans or at least I would hope that most Americans feel that those who get into a car after consuming alcohol do in fact put others in harms way. But to detain ALL or to violate the rights of all in order to possibly prevent a crime from taking place is in fact tyranny. And any judge that would disagree with that does not have a true appreciation for the idea of America and might have a hidden agenda.

If DUI was so terrible, which in my opinion it is, then why not suspend the license for life and have a 90 day mandatory prison sentence? Why not? I'll tell you why. The fact is that those who do in fact judge and legislate also find themselves driving after a pitstop at the local gin mill. I think we can all agree on that.
That was a great post, but why would you say they are not witch hunts? Random citizens being shaken down smells like one to me.

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#59 Apr 3, 2011
Citizen & Joe... Good night to your both from Tippy and her fish and from me.

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#60 Apr 3, 2011
America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
Citizen & Joe... Good night to your both from Tippy and her fish and from me.
And a good night to all my friends.

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