November 20, 2012
I recently blogged about a friend of mine named John. This was a man I, and many others, thought had it all. He was a professional with a family and very active with his kids, his church, and his community.
Then drugs took control of his life. He realizes the first bad decision was to start drinking. Once he rationalized his drinking he tried smoking marijuana. Bad decision number three was thinking he could experiment with cocaine, crystal meth and prescription medications.
His use of drugs a... [More]
September 12, 2012
It takes a small kid or a true coward to always find someone else to blame for poor decisions. One of these, I am not sure which of the two categories he qualifies for is George Boedecker, founder of Crocs shoes. He was was arrested for a DUI after he was found passed out in his Porsche.
When confronted by Colorado police, Boedecker said that he wasn't the one driving the car. When asked who was driving, the allegedly intoxicated entrepreneur said his "girlfriend," whom he identified as pop sin... [More]
July 23, 2012
I am a firm believer that we all should lead by example. That holds especially true for those who have an influence on our children. High school principals should know better than to drink and drive.
The controversial principal of Paul Revere Elementary School near San Francisco was sentenced to community service hours instead of jail time in connection with a DUI arrest last month in which she sideswiped two vehicles just south of the Golden Gate Bridge. This according to the sfexaminer.com
July 15, 2012
One of the most dangerous things facing human beings in our every-day lives in transportation. Don’t laugh, it’s true. When you think about how many drivers are out there who are legally intoxicated it can be mind-numbing.
There is one thing about being a statistic and it is another to completely destroy your life. Alcohol certainly is capable of that.
In Helena, Montana police arrested David Vincent Strachan for his 6th driving under the influence (DUI) violation. He also was robb... [More]
July 11, 2012
Drinking alcohol can be lethal. Drinking and driving can be lethal. One incident in California involving their vaunted California Highway Patrol ended in tragedy last week.
Two California Highway Patrol officers were trying to make a DUI stop on a Sunnyvale man when he led them on a chase from the freeway to his neighborhood, where the patrolmen shot and wounded him during a brief fight. This as reported in the Mercury News.
James Ligon came out of surgery in stable condition. But what really ... [More]
July 4, 2012
Alcohol is a poison. As such it certainly has an adverse effect on the human body. Quite frankly, it makes us do stupid things. When we get arrested, the incident is an embarrassment and there is no such thing as a good mug shot. However, there is such thing a horrific mug shot.
Kelsey Smith of Florida has one of the all-time great mug shots. Pulled over for driving under the influence (DUI) he decided to spit his own blood on police, telling them that he had AIDS, HIV a... [More]
June 18, 2012
You want to talk about making bad decisions? You think you make poor choices? Join the crowd.
This woman from Phoenix, Arizona made one bad decision after another.
The first poor choice was to get pregnant while still a teenager. The second was to be involved with people who do drugs. Her third was driving while intoxicated. Finally, for the coup-de-gras lost her 5-month old. This according to ABC15.com.
Police received the call of a baby in a car-seat in the middle of the street at 1a.m.
June 17, 2012
There is no doubt that increased education has a positive effect when it comes to making smart choices with respect to drugs and alcohol. Virtually all driving under the influence (DUI) offenders are mandated to take an alcohol awareness class. Could these classes be a reason behind fewer DUI arrests over the holidays?
In the state of Arizona this past Memorial Day weekend there were 547 arrests for DUI. This according to AZCentral.com.
Arizona employed more than 1,800 officers working DUI che... [More]
March 2, 2012
The invention of the Breathalyzer test made getting away with drinking and driving much more difficult. Can you imagine if they had a device that could tell if you were impaired, and to what extent, from everything from marijuana to prescription medication?
The battle to help police officer fight drug-riddled drivers has reached the United States Senate. Two US senators are trying to get the federal government help police departments nationwide obtain the tools and training needed t... [More]