Ex-UConn star Taurasi faces extreme DUI charge

There are 36 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Jul 15, 2009, titled Ex-UConn star Taurasi faces extreme DUI charge. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

In this June 10, 2009, file photo, Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi shoots against New York Liberty's Janel McCarville during an WNBA basketball game in Phoenix.

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Concerned

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#3 Jul 15, 2009
Her bac was reported to be over twice the legal limit? Are you kidding me? At best because of who she is she will get a slap on the wrist and her license suspend for 6 months " maybe" and a few AA classes. I am a father of five who could have been on the road at the time of incident just like anyone person or family. This incident could have very quickly resulted in a terrible out come at the hands of Ms Taurasi's. She surely knew that she was under the influence of alcohol and took the chance that she could have ended the lives of many people including her own. WHY didnt she seek a RESPONSIBLE driver such as a cab if that in fact was her only option left? Ms Taurasi you are charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (TWICE) the legal limit how do you plea? GUILTY YOUR HONOR
pwilson

Trumbull, CT

#5 Jul 15, 2009
I bet the drinking "problem" started at UCONN.
The "party" school.
I know lots of friends who had their kids go there and say drinking is the #1 past time.
Mauna loa

Tucson, AZ

#8 Jul 15, 2009
There must be something in the air in Phoenix, seems to be a lot of athletes arrested for Dui/Dwi there. My hero Sheriff Joe will fit her into a nice Pink-jumpsuit, did anyone see Charles Barkley in one a few months back? There are a lot of bars in this one area, ah that wouldn't matter.
On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American Flag.
AVA

Wellford, SC

#9 Jul 15, 2009
pwilson wrote:
I bet the drinking "problem" started at UCONN.
The "party" school.
I know lots of friends who had their kids go there and say drinking is the #1 past time.
A lot of kids pick that school as that is well known.
AVA

Wellford, SC

#10 Jul 15, 2009
Mauna loa wrote:
There must be something in the air in Phoenix, seems to be a lot of athletes arrested for Dui/Dwi there. My hero Sheriff Joe will fit her into a nice Pink-jumpsuit, did anyone see Charles Barkley in one a few months back? There are a lot of bars in this one area, ah that wouldn't matter.
On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American Flag.
It starts at UConn big drinking parties all the time. It is known as a party school.
big black bear shooter

Durham, CT

#12 Jul 15, 2009
Concerned wrote:
Her bac was reported to be over twice the legal limit? Are you kidding me? At best because of who she is she will get a slap on the wrist and her license suspend for 6 months " maybe" and a few AA classes. I am a father of five who could have been on the road at the time of incident just like anyone person or family. This incident could have very quickly resulted in a terrible out come at the hands of Ms Taurasi's. She surely knew that she was under the influence of alcohol and took the chance that she could have ended the lives of many people including her own. WHY didnt she seek a RESPONSIBLE driver such as a cab if that in fact was her only option left? Ms Taurasi you are charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (TWICE) the legal limit how do you plea? GUILTY YOUR HONOR
Ohhhh god go join MADD and stop your whining! the legal BAC used to be under .20 shut up you wuss!!

Poor reporting too .17 is not EXTREME. whats that 4 beers for a woman.
Mike from Stamford

Hamden, CT

#14 Jul 15, 2009
pwilson wrote:
I bet the drinking "problem" started at UCONN.
The "party" school.
I know lots of friends who had their kids go there and say drinking is the #1 past time.
Of course, UCONN is the culprit. And they don't drink at other schools?????
pwilson

Trumbull, CT

#15 Jul 15, 2009
Mike from Stamford wrote:
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Of course, UCONN is the culprit. And they don't drink at other schools?????
How ignorant are some people on these threads????
I say UCONN,

BECAUSE SHE WENT TO UCONN!
pwilson

Trumbull, CT

#16 Jul 15, 2009
Sam wrote:
More insults from a person who does not live in Connecticut, and could care about what is happening in our great state.
All YOU care about is your check coming in the mail...."Sam" ???
AVA

Wellford, SC

#17 Jul 15, 2009
You don't get much if you have never worked
Publius

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#18 Jul 15, 2009
pwilson wrote:
I bet the drinking "problem" started at UCONN.
The "party" school.
I know lots of friends who had their kids go there and say drinking is the #1 past time.
That may be true for some, but i don;t get the feeling that the UCONN basketball teams have much spare time. Both coaches are very demanding.

But there is nothing inherently wrong with drinking. The problem comes from drinking and driving. I have no reason to believe Taurasi did that at Uconn.
Mike from Stamford

Hamden, CT

#19 Jul 15, 2009
Publius wrote:
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That may be true for some, but i don;t get the feeling that the UCONN basketball teams have much spare time. Both coaches are very demanding.
But there is nothing inherently wrong with drinking. The problem comes from drinking and driving. I have no reason to believe Taurasi did that at Uconn.
NOTHING wrong with drinking? NOTHING wrong with getting yourself in a state where you cannot make rational decisions? Never heard of date rape? Or any other non-vehicular consequence of drinking heavily?
Publius

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#20 Jul 15, 2009
Mike from Stamford wrote:
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NOTHING wrong with drinking? NOTHING wrong with getting yourself in a state where you cannot make rational decisions? Never heard of date rape? Or any other non-vehicular consequence of drinking heavily?
Read it again. There is nothing "INHERENTLY" wrong with drinking. There are problems in being drunk. The level of impairment that is illegal for driving is well below the level of being so intoxicated one passes out.
Sherlock

Los Angeles, CA

#21 Jul 15, 2009
She was stopped by police for driving DUI, 20 mph over the limit? Hmmm.....sounds familiar:

Did she have Steve McNair with her?
Justice served

United States

#22 Jul 15, 2009
Wait, what? BAC was .17 and she pleads NOT GUILTY?

If this happened in Storrs, the cops would have driven her home and then prayed to their Auriemma shrine.
pwilson

Trumbull, CT

#29 Jul 15, 2009
Publius wrote:
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Read it again. There is nothing "INHERENTLY" wrong with drinking. There are problems in being drunk. The level of impairment that is illegal for driving is well below the level of being so intoxicated one passes out.
One drink leads to another in some cases. In some cases...the first drink will be in college. Nowadays....High school.
pwilson

Trumbull, CT

#32 Jul 15, 2009
public ivy wrote:
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you are very ignorant. do you not know that drinking is the #1 pastime at any college.You mad your kids could not get INTO UConn?!
How could I be "ignorant" when you state here yourself that drinking is the #1 past time. I say UCONN, because she went to UCONN. Stupid.
pwilson

Trumbull, CT

#34 Jul 15, 2009
Sam wrote:
I love Diana since she play for UConn basketball team. She is good looking, and that is why I want to marry her.
Then your a pervert because your 63 years old.
Disgusting old man.
Smoothie King

Hyde Park, NY

#39 Jul 15, 2009
Her BAC was under her scoring average (20.6), so she'll be fine.
pwilson

Trumbull, CT

#40 Jul 15, 2009
Mean Faces and Nuts wrote:
Mean faces and Nuts on page one.
I agree with your name....NUTS.

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