7th DUI for Uniontown man

7th DUI for Uniontown man

There are 27 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Feb 11, 2008, titled 7th DUI for Uniontown man. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

A Uniontown man pleaded guilty to his seventh DUI today, the Summit County Prosecutor's office said.

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Use Common Sense

Kent, OH

#23 Feb 12, 2008
Robin Anderson..
"Maybe because they can't read the law any better than you can read this article, eh?"

I guess I better read a little slower next time so as not to confuse you. You didn't suffer any harm did you?? I certainly hope not.

“Get a job and quit whining.”

Since: Feb 08

Ohio

#24 Feb 13, 2008
DrLong12 wrote:
Alcoholism is a fatal disease, if it doesn't kill the drinker it CAN kill innocent victims. As a former heavy drinker myself, I found I could not quit even after being locked up from time to time, until I was willing to quit. It usually takes a total surrender by the alcoholic, as in being sick and tired of being sick and tired, before there is any profound length of sobriety! Unfortunately our society allows (companies to produce and induce drinking through promotions/ads) people to get drunk and then punishes them afterwards. The system again proves to be broken. In this sense of society reasoning, why is it then that we don't legalize and encourage people to become drug addicts, rapists and/or murderers. Unfortunately, jail for a sick person is NOT the answer!
Jail is absolutely where this person needs to be since they have proven repeatedly that they are a danger to society. I would also suggest that while they are in prison contemplating how much they want another drink, they should be provided some form of counseling or AA to help them live a productive life when they get out. I thought they already have that though... I could be wrong.

I agree with Witness, though that this is about personal responsibility and I'm just amazed that you are trying to lay the blame on advertisers being "allowed" to promote their product. Most of us don't have a problem with alcohol and therefore should not have to do without just because some people do.

Since: Aug 07

Jackson Twp.

#25 Feb 13, 2008
Sense4U wrote:
I agree with Witness, though that this is about personal responsibility........ Most of us don't have a problem with alcohol and therefore should not have to do without just because some people do.
Absolutely spot-on. And the main reason why DUI checkpoints should be banned on a Constitutional basis - and why the recent DUI 'taskforce' hysteria should be questioned and challenged for both its motive and effectiveness. Seems like the only effectiveness of the MADD/SADD campaigns is they're effectively killing the bar, live music, and restaurant business. Anyone notice that Akron's famous Lime Spider has gone under? A total shame.

Yep - this guy belongs in jail. Nope, the rest of us should not have to pay for his sins by curtailing normal, responsible weekend entertainment business because of the panic and paranoia the recent DUI 'taskforce' craze has instilled.
Superfly

Westland, MI

#26 Feb 13, 2008
NEOH Beemer Rider wrote:
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This is going to EXTREMELY unpopular - but contrary to popular belief, drunk driving is a relatively minor cause of deaths in the US.
In 2006, less than a third of all traffic fatalities involved BAC percentages of over .08%(31.7%). Conversely, fully 62.8% of all traffic fatalities involved drivers with 0.0% BACs.
http://www.alcoholstats.com/mm/docs/4925.pdf
Also, traffic fatalities involving drunk drivers has steadily gone down over the years - 35% since 1982.
http://www.alcoholstats.com/mm/docs/4540.pdf
The current zeal of the anti-DUI and MADD crowd is largely a trumped up hysteria of a problem that really doesn't exist. But, it's politically correct - just like the anti-smoking brigade. Even if you COULD get every drunk driver off the road permanently, you'd save a whopping 13,000 lives or so.
We'd be better off focusing our resources on banning Big Macs.
This is one of your most stupid posts ever. If drunk driving can be associated with 30% of driving fatalities, I would say that was a significant factor. You've been sucking in too much motorcycle exhaust. And put a muffler on that thing!

Since: Aug 07

Jackson Twp.

#27 Feb 13, 2008
Superfly wrote:
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This is one of your most stupid posts ever. If drunk driving can be associated with 30% of driving fatalities, I would say that was a significant factor. You've been sucking in too much motorcycle exhaust. And put a muffler on that thing!
Tell you what then. Let's do something about the OTHER two thirds of fatalities and ban cars and driving altogether. Afterall, if stopping 30% of all vehicle fatalities is a good thing - even at the expense of trampling on Constitutional rights via unwarranted DUI checkpoints, then stopping the other 60+% of fatalities by banning all vehicle traffic would be a GREAT thing.

Pretty stupid, right?

And that's why it's also pretty stupid to blindly buy in to a hysteria over a problem that statistically barely exists. If you buy the 'if it saves one life' crap, then you'll also buy in to the BS of NYC banning transfats in restaurants; the silly notion that 'gun-free' zones are safer (witness how safe Kirkwood, MO's city council meeting was - being a 'gun-free' zone); and that allowing the Feds to freely and unwarrantedly wire-tap private US cistizens' conversations - in the name of 'security'- is a good thing.

Pick your poison and allow them to trample all over your rights.
mad mother

Solon, OH

#29 Feb 13, 2008
this is crazy the way the police harass are proud citizens
Roy Bevin

Solon, OH

#30 Feb 13, 2008
DWINKS A WAT wrote:
D.U.I is not a game and I'm sorry for trying to make a bad joke. The bottom line is if Sherry Bevin would get off her A-- and start putting these real criminals behind bars..driving could be safe again. As far as the joke about the F.O.P....I have friends with APD who go there and drink but then again they have the "GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD". I once was pulled over after having a few drinks while out playing darts. I had that famous sticker on my window..and I know there are some who know what I'm talking about..Folks I was drunk and the ossifer told me to go home and not come back out. For GOD'S sake..I lived 10 miles away. After hitting the curb 2 miles up the road I called my brother-in-law to come pick me up and I'm glad I did.
Leave Sherry alone, I love that ho

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