Officials: 2 Dead In Dallas Car Accident

Officials: 2 Dead In Dallas Car Accident

There are 7 comments on the NBC 5i Dallas/Fort Worth story from Jun 8, 2008, titled Officials: 2 Dead In Dallas Car Accident. In it, NBC 5i Dallas/Fort Worth reports that:

Officials Sunday said that two men were killed in a two-car accident, and one of the drivers involved was arrested in connection with possible drunken driving charges.

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jack barnes

United States

#1 Jun 8, 2008
Wait and see these people were illegals and did not have valid insurance or drivers license. This is why if they do not have valid dl or insurance vehicle should be impounded and if they do not have valid id they should be taken to jail to determine proper id. for all we know this persn may have been stopped several times and given false name. INS should have a
officer and at least at every large county jail to determine legal status. This is very tragic , and just think if this was one of your family member that were the victim.
Hell Raiser

United States

#2 Jun 8, 2008
jack barnes wrote:
Wait and see these people were illegals and did not have valid insurance or drivers license. This is why if they do not have valid dl or insurance vehicle should be impounded and if they do not have valid id they should be taken to jail to determine proper id. for all we know this persn may have been stopped several times and given false name. INS should have a
officer and at least at every large county jail to determine legal status. This is very tragic , and just think if this was one of your family member that were the victim.
I must've missed the part of the story where it mentions names or anything that would leave one, or YOU, to believe that illegals were involved in this fatal crash.

I, however would like to see how many idiots start defending the presumed guilty driver in this case. Who will be the first to claim all kinds of civil rights violations when this murderers body is stuck with a needle for blood to be drawn to determine the amount of alcohol or drug content in his body? This is the exact reason why Law Enforcement agencies everywhere are going to the "no refusal" program for those arrested on DWI charges.

Regardless of what anyone else says (Criminals, mostly), this program is for the safety of everyone, and there should be an overwhelming support for it.
TmE

Lewisville, TX

#3 Jun 8, 2008
I do NOT support blood draws if a breath test is refused. What they should do is enforce the laws on the books, make the penalties more severe in DUI and make the penalties for refusing the breath test more severe. I don't understand why ALL cars are equipped with a breath sensor that has to be "legal" in order for the car to start.
WSVegas

Wylie, TX

#4 Jun 8, 2008
Hell Raiser wrote:
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I must've missed the part of the story where it mentions names or anything that would leave one, or YOU, to believe that illegals were involved in this fatal crash.
I, however would like to see how many idiots start defending the presumed guilty driver in this case. Who will be the first to claim all kinds of civil rights violations when this murderers body is stuck with a needle for blood to be drawn to determine the amount of alcohol or drug content in his body? This is the exact reason why Law Enforcement agencies everywhere are going to the "no refusal" program for those arrested on DWI charges.
Regardless of what anyone else says (Criminals, mostly), this program is for the safety of everyone, and there should be an overwhelming support for it.
And sticking them with a needle would have prevented this? Regardless of what you think, I'm not willing to have a guard posted on my street for my safety. Criminals mostly? Intelligent remark. How would a blood test prevented this? How? I'll ask again...how? If you want to give up that right, you are more than welcome to submit...I, on the other hand, will not. I will not allow the government to start taking away rights under the guise of safety. Would you allow policemen to search your house everyday? Would you allow policement to stop every car going down your street and search them, all in the name of safety. This is a upsetting accident, but the answer is not to force medical procedures. If you think that only criminals drive drunk (or with a BAC of .08) you are sadly mistaken. Please educate yourself before you post..08 is a subjective level. Some people couldn't drive with a .05. What do you say to the person who cannot drive with a lower than .08 after they have gotten into an accident? I guess to you that would have just been an accident, even though the outcome is the same. We need to enforce the laws that are already on the books and get back to good hard police work.
Hell Raiser

United States

#5 Jun 9, 2008
WSVegas wrote:
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And sticking them with a needle would have prevented this? Regardless of what you think, I'm not willing to have a guard posted on my street for my safety. Criminals mostly? Intelligent remark. How would a blood test prevented this? How? I'll ask again...how? If you want to give up that right, you are more than welcome to submit...I, on the other hand, will not. I will not allow the government to start taking away rights under the guise of safety. Would you allow policemen to search your house everyday? Would you allow policement to stop every car going down your street and search them, all in the name of safety. This is a upsetting accident, but the answer is not to force medical procedures. If you think that only criminals drive drunk (or with a BAC of .08) you are sadly mistaken. Please educate yourself before you post..08 is a subjective level. Some people couldn't drive with a .05. What do you say to the person who cannot drive with a lower than .08 after they have gotten into an accident? I guess to you that would have just been an accident, even though the outcome is the same. We need to enforce the laws that are already on the books and get back to good hard police work.
Hey num-nuts, ask me a question and I will gladly answer...but don't ask a question and answer it for me like you know everything.

No one said that by sticking the driver of this fatal accident with a needle would have prevented this accident from occurring. BUT I guarantee you that once this no refusal program kicks off and the conviction rates for the losers that commit and get caught for DWI's skyrocket, the Criminal's, mostly will realize that their freedom will be taken away for the stupid act of Driving While Intoxicated....people will, or should start to think about their actions before acting. The penalties need to be much more severe
as well.

I agree with others that say there are SOME bad Cops out there that may try to abuse this program and have people "stuck" just because, but there are far more Good Cops than there are Bad Cops. I promise you that.

As for some folks not having a tolerance for much alcohol introduced into their bodies, even under the legal limit of 0.08, that's an Officer Discretion issue. If the Officer can articulate that that person was a danger to his/her self and/or others, and the person was not in complete control of their mental or physical faculties, I would say go for it still. Call the judge, get the search warrant if the driver refused, and stick them with the needle to get their blood.

I will NEVER understand why there are a lot of people that are against this no refusal program. I have said it, heard it, and can't say or hear it enough......

IF YOU'RE NOT BREAKING THE LAW, YOU REALLY HAVE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.
TmE

Fort Worth, TX

#6 Jun 9, 2008
What do you want to be this is a repeat offender? We can prosecute people all we want but then they just let them back out on the road. How will forcibly having our blood drawn, violating our rights prevent this? It won't! My husband was in court a few months ago for a traffic ticket and there was a guy that got probation for a DUI and it was his fifth offense. I absolutely will not support the drawing of blood. Like I said in a previous posting: What they should do is enforce the laws on the books, make the penalties more severe in DUI and make the penalties for refusing the breath test more severe.
TmE

Fort Worth, TX

#7 Jun 9, 2008
That should read:
What do you want to bet this is a repeat offender.

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