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Police: 'Luck of the Irish' not enough to avoid DUI detection

There are 63 comments on the Public Opinion story from Mar 16, 2011, titled Police: 'Luck of the Irish' not enough to avoid DUI detection. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

Pennsylvania State Police Troop H reminded those who plan on drinking alcohol during St.

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D Bow

Hampstead, MD

#1 Mar 16, 2011
People just need to be smart and get a DD! If the police sit near The Shipwreck, Orkys, Wibs & Hot Point they will get so many people!! Have fun cops, i'm being smart and staying in this year a DUI just isn't worth it.
therapist says

United States

#2 Mar 16, 2011
The problem is nobody wants to be the Designated Driver...
Believer

Hanover, PA

#3 Mar 16, 2011
D Bow - you don't know how right you are. I wish that people would wake up and see what a trap this DUI thing is. If the bars were empty and the state didn't sell their alcohol - maybe they would see that it's not all it's cracked up to be. Alcohol is the most dangerous drug in the world. They say pot is a little better, but the penalties are even more strict for that. Hopefully, America will wake up to the fact that our government runs a crooked game when it comes to drugs and alcohol and the legal system.
mr sarcasm

Chambersburg, PA

#4 Mar 16, 2011
I have a wonderful idea! Don't drink booze.Just eat some cabbage, corned beef and some Lucky Charms and you will ok.
trooper TINKLE

Harrisburg, PA

#5 Mar 16, 2011
HAVE NO FEAR...TROOPER TINKLE IS HERE! PROBABLY DOINGA DOUBLE SHIFT TOO!!!
Just another Bubba

Chambersburg, PA

#6 Mar 16, 2011
Get caught and instead of the wearin' of the Green... it will be "The wearin' of the Prison Orange"!

Be Safe Out there and dont take the chance!

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#7 Mar 16, 2011
mr sarcasm wrote:
I have a wonderful idea! Don't drink booze.Just eat some cabbage, corned beef and some Lucky Charms and you will ok.
lol!

Don't worry everyone, green beer doesn't show up on breathalysers. Have fun!!!
Tommy

Greencastle, PA

#8 Mar 16, 2011
Glad I quit drinking 14 years ago when the laws were changed. I could never feel if I was .08 or not, you can't tell. Now it's never a concern.
no justice

Chambersburg, PA

#9 Mar 16, 2011
trooper TINKLE wrote:
HAVE NO FEAR...TROOPER TINKLE IS HERE! PROBABLY DOINGA DOUBLE SHIFT TOO!!!
yep, someone always has to spoil the irish holiday! TANKS TINKLE!!!
no justice

Chambersburg, PA

#10 Mar 16, 2011
Tommy wrote:
Glad I quit drinking 14 years ago when the laws were changed. I could never feel if I was .08 or not, you can't tell. Now it's never a concern.
QUITTER!!

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#12 Mar 16, 2011
Tommy wrote:
Glad I quit drinking 14 years ago when the laws were changed. I could never feel if I was .08 or not, you can't tell. Now it's never a concern.
Actually, it's pretty easy if you drink moderately. If you average more than 2 beers per hour, you need to not drive. That's the way I do it at least. It'a also why I don't touch anything stronger when I'm out. I can moderate my intake fairly easily with beer, still have a good time and know when I've had too much to drive. I also have some decent friends who don't mind driving me home if I have had too much.

Moderation. Save the fun stuff for home.
Tommy

Greencastle, PA

#14 Mar 16, 2011
Effington wrote:
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Actually, it's pretty easy if you drink moderately. If you average more than 2 beers per hour, you need to not drive. That's the way I do it at least. It'a also why I don't touch anything stronger when I'm out. I can moderate my intake fairly easily with beer, still have a good time and know when I've had too much to drive. I also have some decent friends who don't mind driving me home if I have had too much.
Moderation. Save the fun stuff for home.
You sound like a responsible drinker but I didn't always note the time I arrived or if I drank no more than two beers per hour. A friend comes in and buys you a beer when you were almost ready to leave and you drink it. Your metabolism isn't always the same, it depends on what you ate, your blood sugar levels, etc. And if you drink 2 beers in an hour and forty five minutes, depending on the beer, you could be .09 and never know it because you don't slur your words or even feel drunk at .09. If someone rearends you at the first stop sign after leaving the bar, you are nailed for DUI. It's not that exact of a science but it is for me. I really never missed it. If you ever wonder am I .07,.08, or possibly .09, you are taking a risk because you can't feel the difference. As I said earlier you sound like a more responsible drinker than most but I chose not to take any risk. Works very well for me.
Tommy

Greencastle, PA

#15 Mar 16, 2011
Effington wrote:
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Actually, it's pretty easy if you drink moderately. If you average more than 2 beers per hour, you need to not drive. That's the way I do it at least. It'a also why I don't touch anything stronger when I'm out. I can moderate my intake fairly easily with beer, still have a good time and know when I've had too much to drive. I also have some decent friends who don't mind driving me home if I have had too much.
Moderation. Save the fun stuff for home.
Additionally, if you did over do it just once and let's say you are .011. Let's say you try to do the responsible thing and you hand your keys over to a friend that says he is OK to drive. If your friend is driving your car and he happens to be.09 and you are.011 when someone hits you or you are pulled over because a tail light is out, you both can be arrested for DUI even though you were in the passenger's seat. You are responsible because you handed him the keys. I agree that is not fair but it is the law.

I also don't feel it is right when you think you might be .01 or .011 and you decide to lay down in the back seat for awhile with your car keys in your pocket, until you are sure you are under.08. Sounds like a responsible decision except if the police come by you are arrested for DUI. Again, I don't think it is fair but it is the law. I just decided it wasn't worth any of those risks and decided one day not to drink, that works for sure every time.
no justice

Chambersburg, PA

#16 Mar 16, 2011
no justice wrote:
<quoted text>QUITTER!!
clueless, nuts and disagree...geeeesh i was joking! HAPPY ST PATRICKS DAY!!!!
Confused

Shippensburg, PA

#17 Mar 16, 2011
Effington wrote:
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Actually, it's pretty easy if you drink moderately. If you average more than 2 beers per hour, you need to not drive. That's the way I do it at least. It'a also why I don't touch anything stronger when I'm out. I can moderate my intake fairly easily with beer, still have a good time and know when I've had too much to drive. I also have some decent friends who don't mind driving me home if I have had too much.
Moderation. Save the fun stuff for home.
Not true for everyone. Depends on your size, weight, and what you have had to eat. Even 1 drink per hour can get you arrested.
Rock Hoover

Chambersburg, PA

#19 Mar 16, 2011
I'll be celebrating albeit in moderation since Friday is a work day. Will be leaving the car at home and walking to the watering hole.
CURIOUS

Greencastle, PA

#20 Mar 16, 2011
Oh yes it's time to shake the legal money tree again!Drink up FOOLS your county and state need your fines to operate.You are the DUPES for the corrupt system that exists in franklin county.If you got CONNECTIONS go out and paint the town green. If not just pop open a cold one, drop some green food coloring into it, stay at home and enjoy.
Samuel

Chambersburg, PA

#21 Mar 16, 2011
Only hicks drink and drive.
OhReally

United States

#22 Mar 16, 2011
In addition to reciting the alphabet, those suspected of DUI should be required to perform an Irish jig and close with an emotional rendition of "Oh Danny Boy." 

"Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you,'tis you must go and I must bide.
But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be..."

AND IF THEY SCREW UP THE FIRST VERSE, TAZE them until they get it right. 
BIG DADDY

Greencastle, PA

#23 Mar 17, 2011
Everyday is St. Patricks day for me. I only drink in days that end in Y. LOL

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