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27 May 2010 @ 07:57 pm
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Originally uploaded by hightekvagabond

Drunk Driver... she blew a .211

Came up the alley (it was a hill), jumped her truck into the street, bounced, landed her front bumper on the trunk of the white car, gunned it and ran up the side. Then tried to back off and just spun her tires.

This was 25 feet from my front door and there were kids riding bikes on that street 5 minutes before it happened.

This is a neighbor who lives just a couple doors down, needless to say those of us with children are not all that fond of her.

She was drunk off her ass and driving 4 blocks away for cigarettes.
bard_an_gaothbard_an_gaoth on May 28th, 2010 04:14 am (UTC)
OK, my inner enginerd can come up with a few ways for this to happen. Can you share the punchline?
Gypsyhightekvagabond on May 28th, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
edited the post to explain.

Edited at 2010-05-28 07:15 pm (UTC)
Dihenyddgracewanderer on May 28th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
Did she go to jail, or do I have to pay her a "visit"?
Gypsyhightekvagabond on May 28th, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
Hospital first, then jail, she will see the Judge on Tuesday for arraignment.

Playing a 2.1 when driving is a Felony.

She will lose her license for 6 months, be under house arrest for 2 of those 6 months (with an ankle bracelet), and then she will have to get special license plates and insurance for people with DWI's after that.

It is our intent to make her life such hell that she leaves the neighborhood before the 6 months is up though.

And if she does (by some miracle) find a way to afford the insurance so she can drive in 6 months and she hasn't left the neighborhood I expect a lot of spontaneous breakdowns such as bad tires and such to happen to her vehicle magically as if by elves. Not that I would do such a thing (or admit that I would on the internet) just that I get the feeling from the people in the area who fear for their children's lives.

Dihenyddgracewanderer on May 28th, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
Good, good. Glad to hear Minnesota has its act together regarding drunk drivers.
Gypsyhightekvagabond on May 28th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
I know the process because a bartender friend of mine laid it all out for me. He said this is the base line.

And I know from when I bought my motorcycle from a drunk driver I had to swear under oath that I didn't know the guy I bought it from and that I wasn't just putting plates on it so he could drive it without whiskey-plates.

So, she can't get around it by having family help her.
Dihenyddgracewanderer on May 28th, 2010 08:00 pm (UTC)

What are the booze-plates for?
Gypsyhightekvagabond on May 29th, 2010 02:41 am (UTC)
It tells everyone (specially cops) around you that you've been convicted of a DWI.
bug brainsignusfaatus on May 28th, 2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
it is hard to drive when you have recurrrent condensation build up in your gas tank.....
Gypsyhightekvagabond on May 29th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
There is a whole host of things that make it hard to drive and interestingly enough they are listed on this thing called the Internet.
Carly: Goddess of Sex & Chocolateunknownpoet78 on May 28th, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
Holy hell! It was night of the drunks last night!

Last night as I was coming home from the Twins game, there was a drunk guy on a bicycle, weaving across a crosswalk (we all waited for him, even though he was crossing against the light) and I watched the first car pass him, and I watched the guy on the bike swerve into the side of the car (which stopped) and flip up and over the trunk... and stand up and cuss out the driver... and then try to bike away...

I turned off and took a side street!
mage_ironwolfmage_ironwolf on May 30th, 2010 11:58 am (UTC)
Won't stop her
I know someone thru Xanga that lost her brother to a lady that had 20+ convictions of DWI/DUI, driving with her license permanently revoked and in an un-insured vehicle. That lady blew DWI levels on the night she killed the friends brother.

People that do this should wear permanent bracelets/anklets, every vehicle should have an automatic shut-off for them and they should have to do a breathalizer to be out of the house.

Someone like this is barely above a murderer, rapist or pedophile in my books.

Someone drunk does the things they do while drunk as an act of premeditated malice. Alcohol is not an extenuating circumstance but a proof of premeditation.
Dave: Truck Of Failtallelfnorth on June 3rd, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC)
Holy crap. Keep the kids safe.
Gypsyhightekvagabond on June 3rd, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
I've followed up with my lawyer.... the only things in our power are to appeal to the courts and her landlord.