Man suspected of drunk driving arrested after crashing into St. Paul home

A 47-year-old Little Canada man was arrested Saturday after he drove into two parked cars and then into at house in the 2000 block of Jefferson Avenue in St. Full Story
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cosmicwxdude

Burnsville, MN

#1 Nov 6, 2010
The Gerald O'neill who used to live at about that same spot on Jefferson where this car hit? I wouldn't be surprised. I once new you and remember you drinking a quart of vodka down like it was water back when you were about 17. I would have thought you were dead by now.
Gerald O

Circle Pines, MN

#2 Nov 6, 2010
I resemble that remark.
anonymous

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Nov 6, 2010
wow i didnt know god made you perfect, that is my step father and he has made his share of mistakes, but before you point figures make sure your own hands are clean. I know it could have been really bad if there were a kid or anybody in the way, hopefully he learns from this.
dum dums

Cotton, MN

#4 Nov 6, 2010
anonymous wrote:
wow i didnt know god made you perfect, that is my step father and he has made his share of mistakes, but before you point figures make sure your own hands are clean. I know it could have been really bad if there were a kid or anybody in the way, hopefully he learns from this.
God doesn't have any control of stupidity. the rest of us tolerating "he has made his share of mistakes" as an answer will eventually get someone killed. odds are he will learn nothing from this because he didn't hurt anyone.....
Drunk Drivers the Worst

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Nov 7, 2010
anonymous wrote:
wow i didnt know god made you perfect, that is my step father and he has made his share of mistakes, but before you point figures make sure your own hands are clean. I know it could have been really bad if there were a kid or anybody in the way, hopefully he learns from this.
There isn't too many things in this world that stoop to the level of being a drunk driver. Too many innocent and more valuable people have died because of those who can't go a minute without being drunk. We have no use for those people who would have the habits of your step father. Sooner or later he will kill someone innocent. I don't relish the thought of this man living so close to where I live in Roseville. Tell him to stay the hell away.
anonymous

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Nov 7, 2010
Drunk Drivers the Worst wrote:
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There isn't too many things in this world that stoop to the level of being a drunk driver. Too many innocent and more valuable people have died because of those who can't go a minute without being drunk. We have no use for those people who would have the habits of your step father. Sooner or later he will kill someone innocent. I don't relish the thought of this man living so close to where I live in Roseville. Tell him to stay the hell away.
First, I am not the step-daughter, just another "anonymous".

There are plenty of things lower than drunk driving, but no need to delve into that here. The fact is, since the invention of the automobile, people have made the choice to get behind the wheel under the influence. I do not advocate for driving drunk, but I also understand those who have made the mistake conscious or otherwise, are not evil wicked people. Outside the decision to drink and drive, they are usually people like you and me. Many are the youth of this Country. Truth be told, most can admit to doing the same thing at least once in their life. It doesn't make it right, it just makes it human. The laws are tougher, people are more aware, bars are held more accountable and through the hard work of many, drinking and driving has been reduced. No one should suffer because of someone's good time turned deadly.

I don't know this man or his history. Hopefully, he will learn from this experience. But, unless cars are equipped with breathalyzers that prevent you from starting your engine, or we do away with automobiles entirely, there will always be a percentage of drivers under the influence.
Mac Grove resident

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Nov 7, 2010
The article downplays the damage caused by and the stupidity of Mr. O'Neill. I live several houses down on Jefferson, was walking with my children on Cleveland about one block north of Jefferson when I saw an SUV swerve onto Jefferson at a high rate of speed. End result, he hit two parked SUVs, did extensive damage to the front of the house, flipped one of the parked SUVs and ended up on top of it. He's lucky there was no one walking there at the time. I say lock him up so he can't do it again. A "cancelled" license sure didn't do much last time.
Tom Emmer

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Nov 7, 2010
What the hell is all the fuss about? He was just coming from my Republican Victory Party!
The Profiler

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Nov 7, 2010
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>First, I am not the step-daughter, just another "anonymous".
There are plenty of things lower than drunk driving, but no need to delve into that here. The fact is, since the invention of the automobile, people have made the choice to get behind the wheel under the influence. I do not advocate for driving drunk, but I also understand those who have made the mistake conscious or otherwise, are not evil wicked people. Outside the decision to drink and drive, they are usually people like you and me. Many are the youth of this Country. Truth be told, most can admit to doing the same thing at least once in their life. It doesn't make it right, it just makes it human. The laws are tougher, people are more aware, bars are held more accountable and through the hard work of many, drinking and driving has been reduced. No one should suffer because of someone's good time turned deadly.
I don't know this man or his history. Hopefully, he will learn from this experience. But, unless cars are equipped with breathalyzers that prevent you from starting your engine, or we do away with automobiles entirely, there will always be a percentage of drivers under the influence.
If someone driving drunk crashes into your house, can we still count on you to say "They're just being human" and "They just made a mistake"? Driving drunk is not on that long list of things that "makes us human". Also, you seem to be on the fence as to whether driving drunk is a "choice" or a "mistake". It can't be both. It is what it is: you choose to drink, and you choose to drive or not. On the other hand, I do agree with you when you say that drinking and driving has been reduced, to some extent, through tougher laws and enhanced accountability. However, regardless of what we do to prevent it through awareness, programs, laws, etc, there will always be people who choose to drive drunk, and many of them will not learn from their experience when their good time turns deadly. There will also be those people who wring their hands and say "Oh dear, he made a mistake, but he's not wicked or evil so leave him alone." Those people are simply enabling the one's who choose to drive drunk.
Nutsto

Riverview, FL

#13 Nov 7, 2010
I am always surprised how all these hypocrits come out of the wood work to post on DWI arrest stories. Truth be told, a large % of these folks have been quilty of this, at one time or another. Yes, those that practice total abstenance have not been quilty, but that is a very small % of society. I do not condone drunkien driving, but many of these holier than thou posters, excuse their own short comings. Look in the mirror before you post .
Jim Metzin

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Nov 7, 2010
Ive done this a couple times...you take a left when you should have taken a right... its gonna happen.
grama

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Nov 7, 2010
lock him up!! and, then some "understanding" judge will allow him to drive again....
Party Crasher

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Nov 7, 2010
Homewrecker!!!! Then sleeps off the hangover in detox and is quickly released to preserve the precious bed space.......
Party Crasher

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Nov 7, 2010
phukstick wrote:
drunk drivers are lowlife dirtbags... call a cab you phfphfukking dickwads... hitting a GD house?****?
Your moniker made me chuckle! Funny....Thanks....:)
Nick

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Nov 7, 2010
Drunk Drivers the Worst wrote:
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There isn't too many things in this world that stoop to the level of being a drunk driver. Too many innocent and more valuable people have died because of those who can't go a minute without being drunk. We have no use for those people who would have the habits of your step father. Sooner or later he will kill someone innocent. I don't relish the thought of this man living so close to where I live in Roseville. Tell him to stay the hell away.
I agree with you but watch out for the loons on these threads.
A couple of months ago when the paper did a story about cops giving out record numbers of DUI tickets I made a comment that it was a good thing.
A couple of goofs went after me with personal attacks.
You wouldn't believe the number of people that are okey dokey with drinking and driving.
They choose to blame the arrests on the police instead of being good citizens and cooperating with law enforcement.
Tommy TuTone

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Nov 7, 2010
Tom L wrote:
Maybe he will run you over--one can only hope. One of these I will get you alone, no witnesses.
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Who knew there was Internet service in Detox?
Chuck

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Nov 7, 2010
Lock up the loser! The stupid SOB is a worthless drunk,People like him make me god-damn SICK!

On a lighter note,The homeowner got that picture window he always wanted!
Joy B

Saint Paul, MN

#25 Nov 7, 2010
Gerald, you forgot your hat at the bar. Call me.
Nick

Saint Paul, MN

#26 Nov 7, 2010
Tom Emmer wrote:
<quoted text>Thas why I schponsored a bill to reducshe dwi penaltiees. Cuz I got two!
Your Mark Dayton is no better.
Rich U

Austin, TX

#27 Nov 7, 2010
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>First, I am not the step-daughter, just another "anonymous".
There are plenty of things lower than drunk driving, but no need to delve into that here. The fact is, since the invention of the automobile, people have made the choice to get behind the wheel under the influence. I do not advocate for driving drunk, but I also understand those who have made the mistake conscious or otherwise, are not evil wicked people. Outside the decision to drink and drive, they are usually people like you and me. Many are the youth of this Country. Truth be told, most can admit to doing the same thing at least once in their life. It doesn't make it right, it just makes it human. The laws are tougher, people are more aware, bars are held more accountable and through the hard work of many, drinking and driving has been reduced. No one should suffer because of someone's good time turned deadly.
I don't know this man or his history. Hopefully, he will learn from this experience. But, unless cars are equipped with breathalyzers that prevent you from starting your engine, or we do away with automobiles entirely, there will always be a percentage of drivers under the influence.
Yeah, OK, why don't you name just a few things lower than DWI and delve into them NOW? These bastards always seem to kill innocent people & survive & have schmucks like you support them & claim they will have to live with it the rest of their lives.

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