DWI'S are down and so is he cash flow...

DWI'S are down and so is he cash flow to the COPS.

Posted in the Utica Forum

Designated Driver

Herkimer, NY

#1 Dec 31, 2013
I see that the NHPD still is getting a big chunk of change according to the O.D. You think it would be a good thing DWI arrests are down.It seems like a whine session is underway. Nothing new that the big departments will get all the money and the small ones will get very little. Politics? No not in Oneida County it just can't be!
Mr Poopy Drawers

Lowville, NY

#2 Dec 31, 2013
I'm working on getting myself a DWI tonight right now. Drink up Shriners!
Magdalena

Herkimer, NY

#3 Dec 31, 2013
It's wonderful that the police concentrate on profitable crimes (DWI convictions bring large fines and surcharges, drug convictions can possibly lead to asset forfeture) and let the more egregious ones like rape and child abuse fall by the wayside.

What's next? For-profit law enforcement?

“...got on your timid grin”

Since: Aug 13

Singapore

#4 Dec 31, 2013
Mr Poopy Drawers wrote:
I'm working on getting myself a DWI tonight right now. Drink up Shriners!
Hold that red star proudly high in hand!
Happy New Year

Clinton, NY

#5 Dec 31, 2013
shypainter wrote:
<quoted text>
Hold that red star proudly high in hand!
Ron, you living in Singapore now?

“...got on your timid grin”

Since: Aug 13

Singapore

#6 Jan 1, 2014
Happy New Year wrote:
<quoted text>
Ron, you living in Singapore now?
That is correct!
Designated Driver

Herkimer, NY

#7 Jan 1, 2014
Magdalena wrote:
It's wonderful that the police concentrate on profitable crimes (DWI convictions bring large fines and surcharges, drug convictions can possibly lead to asset forfeture) and let the more egregious ones like rape and child abuse fall by the wayside.
What's next? For-profit law enforcement?
Hey Dumb Azz, the cops do the job they do not ignore serious crimes. You read the paper on a regular basis or watch the news? People get arrested for those things on a regular basis. If you think DWI is a victimless crime you need to talk to someone that has lost a loved one in such a senseless tragedy. Large fines etc are part of the DWI gig but the cops make arrests to keep the drunks off the road so they don't kill anyone including themselves. There are also special cops that address the issues you speak about. Those men and women investigate that stuff daily. They have special training in that area. Regular patrol cops handle everything that is thrown at them and involve the special cops when needed. The regular ones also patrol your neighborhoods and handle activity in progress etc. They ignore nothing. I don't know of any that get rewarded for tickets and arrests. For profit law enforcement is illegal and not practiced around here. I can only think you are an idiot with such a post. The cops that are out there day after day have nothing to do with the politicians handling the money.
Huntz Hall

Rome, NY

#8 Jan 1, 2014
While the cops & politicians may be glad that DWI arrests are down, it also has the effect of bringing in less money to the govt. The BAC was even brought down to 0.08 from 1.0 to spur more arrests but the public has gotten smarter about drunk driving. And while a DWI bust looks good on a cop's record they don't like the drop-off in arrests that stepped up enforcement have prompted. Look at the average sobriety checkpoint. The cops will stop about 300 cars and make maybe 3 or 4 DWI busts. The rest are all V & T's which is all mickey mouse. Connsidering all the manpower utilized the no. of arrests don't justify the costs of the checkpoints.
CORNELL MAYE

Utica, NY

#9 Jan 1, 2014
The UPD doesn't operate this way. There is no policy like this so give it up.
Pour Me Another

Herkimer, NY

#10 Jan 1, 2014
Unless they stop Father Val again.
Just saying

Carthage, NY

#11 Jan 1, 2014
All they gotta do is sit outside Killebrew I see drunks leave there all the time
Just saying

Carthage, NY

#12 Jan 1, 2014
All they gotta do is sit outside Killabrew I see drunks leave there all the time
Mr Poopy Drawers

Lowville, NY

#13 Jan 1, 2014
shypainter wrote:
<quoted text>
That is correct!
How long have you been there?

“...got on your timid grin”

Since: Aug 13

Singapore

#14 Jan 1, 2014
Mr Poopy Drawers wrote:
<quoted text>
How long have you been there?
Two years. Working for a startup as CTO.
Mr Poopy Drawers

Lowville, NY

#15 Jan 1, 2014
shypainter wrote:
<quoted text>
Two years. Working for a startup as CTO.
Cool. Should I invest in it?
Joker

Charlestown, MA

#16 Jan 2, 2014
I thought I read some where there was one holiday season DWI in Oneida county with the stepped up patrols and efforts......
All I can say is this is very bad news.... With the lost revenue, Oneida county will look into lowering the limit to .05 watch and see... Its such a corrupt system and the mindset is well if the law isn't being broken enough raise the mark to make more easily broken...They've been doing it for years now. What is considered DWI today was slap on the wrist and 200$ fine 10 years ago and 25 years ago the cops would have arranged a ride home for you....

Welcome to the nanny state of socialist liberalism.... Soon enough we all have vehicles that can detect the presence of alcohol and you will get a DWI ticket sent to you in the mail.... Rediculous...

I'm not condoning driving around hammered falling over... But with today's standards one could have 3 beers and get a DWI... I know a lot of folks who are completely fine after drinking 3 beers..But heaven forbid they have a tail light out or have a minor fender bender that would have happened even if they didn't have the 3 drinks and all of a sudden there a drunk driver....

A relative of mine was rear ended a couple years ago, totally not his fault. He had 4 drinks prior to the accident and gets a DWI for getting rear ended....

I understand we are trying to save lives, but something tells me this law is ruining them also.
Huntz Hall

Syracuse, NY

#17 Jan 2, 2014
The county does not have the authority to arbitrarily lower a state law on blood alcohol for DWI. They can set up all the checkpoints they want but the public has gotten the message on drunk driving. But on the state level you might hear some pols lobbying for lower BAC for DWIs....with NYS being the highest taxed and regulated state in the country.

“...got on your timid grin”

Since: Aug 13

Singapore

#18 Jan 2, 2014
Mr Poopy Drawers wrote:
<quoted text>
Cool. Should I invest in it?
http://www.gilcruxholdings.com/investor-relat...
Hmmm

Clinton, NY

#19 Jan 3, 2014
My money is receiving a 11.8% dividend being paid out in monthly installments. Plus the value ot the stock has risen. Can you do that? NASDAQ - PSEC

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Utica Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Police Cover-up in New Hartford 1 min melanie 219
Trump Approval Rating Dips to 35% 19 min Dominick 7
Utica cop bad decision move 20 min joe 3
best driveway sealer 21 min ctb fail 4
Trump says upstate New Yorkers should move 45 min Dems will GET you 46
another 12yo GIRL SHOT IN HEAD BY NOT HUMAN IN FL 55 min Waah waah Autism 58
10-Month-Old Shot Dead in Dad's Arms GUESS WHO 56 min Waah waah Autism 37
utica/county to help fund downtown hospital garage 1 hr Want to Know 49
OC ADA Mike Nolan.... 6 hr Youre next Fukko 63
Tried Anal-Hated It! 8 hr Utica a welfare t... 32

Utica Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Utica Mortgages