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   Man survives nearly falling off an overpass, arrested for DUII for driving with a .50 BAC. Yes, that's right, a point five oh

25 Nov 2012 09:33 AM   |   7499 clicks   |   Oregon Live
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urban.derelict     
You can't make progress if you don't push your boundaries.

/drunks unite
//drive yourselves off a f*ckin' cliff

25 Nov 2012 02:13 AM
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ecmoRandomNumbers    [TotalFark]  

urban.derelict: You can't make progress if you don't push your boundaries.

/drunks unite
//drive yourselves off a f*ckin' cliff


I'm actually glad I got busted for DUI before I hurt somebody. There were so many times I should have not been behind the wheel. Arizona's laws are the toughest in the country. I'm out just over $10,000, had to take numerous classes, had to beg for rides, and got a little jail time. And then I got to pay higher insurance rates and for an ignition interlock device for a year. Blowing into that stupid thing all over town is embarrassing as hell.

Hopefully I can keep in mind the goddamned inconvenience and cost to prevent me from doing it again. Worst experience of my life. I freely admit that I needed a harsh penalty to make me stop.

25 Nov 2012 05:11 AM
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PreMortem    [TotalFark]  
Amateur

25 Nov 2012 06:56 AM
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Generation_D    [TotalFark]  
hangin on the railing with a five point oh
mouth hangin open so my chunks can blow

word to your parole officer.

25 Nov 2012 08:55 AM
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The Stealth Hippopotamus    [TotalFark]  
Dad?

25 Nov 2012 09:22 AM
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Sock Ruh Tease     
DUII? He must like influence.

25 Nov 2012 09:35 AM
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Oldiron_79     
PreMortem: Amateur

THIS

25 Nov 2012 09:41 AM
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hogans     
The first I in DUII is for "incredible".

25 Nov 2012 09:48 AM
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strapp3r     
A crane was brought in to remove the truck liver

/how did he even know what keys were for?

25 Nov 2012 09:49 AM
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adeist69     

Oldiron_79: PreMortem: Amateur

THIS


I concur.The only reason I quit drinking was simple economics. I'd pass through every stage of drunkeness and be sober at the end of the night, so why bother wasting money on it?

25 Nov 2012 09:49 AM
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red5ish     
With that BAC he should have been immobile or dead. How the hell did he get into a car and drive anywhere?
Assuming he's ~150 lbs. he'd have to have consumed about a gallon and a half of 80 proof to get to that level.

25 Nov 2012 09:50 AM
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Mister Peejay     
Look up "700 Club".

People who have earned there way into this club will often go into DTs below .10-.15 BAC.

25 Nov 2012 09:51 AM
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bearded clamorer    [TotalFark]  
Six times the legal limit?
Should have been a DUVI

25 Nov 2012 09:53 AM
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Mister Peejay     

red5ish: With that BAC he should have been immobile or dead. How the hell did he get into a car and drive anywhere?


"Career drunks" will be alert and coherent at .35-.40 BAC.

The body is amazingly adaptable.

Now just imagine having to drink a gallon-plus of booze every day just to get yourself to normal. (Apparently Graham Chapman was like this during the filming of Holy Grail)

25 Nov 2012 09:55 AM
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Macular Degenerate     
Considering 0.40 induces coma and begins shutting down nerve function, my spidey sense tells me that the editor of this article is also hitting the sauce

25 Nov 2012 09:55 AM
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INeedAName     

ecmoRandomNumbers: urban.derelict: You can't make progress if you don't push your boundaries.

/drunks unite
//drive yourselves off a f*ckin' cliff

I'm actually glad I got busted for DUI before I hurt somebody. There were so many times I should have not been behind the wheel. Arizona's laws are the toughest in the country. I'm out just over $10,000, had to take numerous classes, had to beg for rides, and got a little jail time. And then I got to pay higher insurance rates and for an ignition interlock device for a year. Blowing into that stupid thing all over town is embarrassing as hell.

Hopefully I can keep in mind the goddamned inconvenience and cost to prevent me from doing it again. Worst experience of my life. I freely admit that I needed a harsh penalty to make me stop.


Glad the system worked for you!

25 Nov 2012 09:55 AM
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Gingerwench     

bearded clamorer: Six times the legal limit?
Should have been a DUVI


Well played.
Quite like your name, as well.

25 Nov 2012 09:56 AM
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Nick Nostril     
How do you survive an event that didn't actually take place?

25 Nov 2012 09:56 AM
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Im_Gumby     

Nick Nostril: How do you survive an event that didn't actually take place?


Surviving a non-event is the default state. How would you fail to survive?

25 Nov 2012 09:59 AM
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Mister Peejay     

Im_Gumby: Nick Nostril: How do you survive an event that didn't actually take place?

Surviving a non-event is the default state. How would you fail to survive?


See, this is why it's not news.

25 Nov 2012 10:01 AM
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RichMeatyTaste     
wonder how much it would have taken for Andre to pull a .50 -

25 Nov 2012 10:01 AM
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Im_Gumby     

Mister Peejay: Im_Gumby: Nick Nostril: How do you survive an event that didn't actually take place?

Surviving a non-event is the default state. How would you fail to survive?

See, this is why it's not news.


But it is Fark...

25 Nov 2012 10:03 AM
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DrunkenInsomniac     
Book him Danno

25 Nov 2012 10:06 AM
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Worldwalker     
Years ago, I knew a guy (friend of my landlord) who said he once woke up one morning in his car ... in the top of a tree. He had no memory of how he'd gotten there (Vermont mountain roads were involved). So he went back to sleep. He'd sobered up enough to realize where he was ... but not enough to panic about the fact that he, and his car, were perched in a tree.

This was a guy who chugged vodka from the bottle for breakfast, and acted sober while doing so. He probably had a higher BAC under normal conditions than most people do on a bender.

25 Nov 2012 10:08 AM
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coldf33t     
All I can think of is the epic hangover that must have followed.

25 Nov 2012 10:08 AM
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LordOfThePings     
Dangling off an overpass. One way or another, your hang will be over.

25 Nov 2012 10:12 AM
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LegoLewdite     
".5? Son, I'm too impressed to be mad. $50 and time served." - Judge Harold T. Stone presiding

25 Nov 2012 10:16 AM
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eggi541     
If you lived in Beaverton or the surrounding areas, you too would probably live with an elevated BAC.

25 Nov 2012 10:20 AM
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movieman_1979     

LegoLewdite: ".5? Son, I'm too impressed to be mad. $50 and time served." - Judge Harold T. Stone presiding


Son of biznatch, do I miss that farking show.

25 Nov 2012 10:24 AM
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Primitive Screwhead    [TotalFark]  
.50 ?
That's Desert Eagle drunk!

25 Nov 2012 10:27 AM
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Mister Peejay     

RichMeatyTaste: wonder how much it would have taken for Andre to pull a .50 -


Two liters of Everclear and oneathem butt-bongs the kids are using these days?

25 Nov 2012 10:27 AM
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cryinoutloud     
Why do we still have these kinds of headlines? It's been brought over and over how chronic drunks can still be functional with a .4 BAC. It's not something to aim for, it's just a fact.

If you smell like that and you're still walking around, you not only have a drinking problem, you probably have a pretty farked-up life and you look like hell. But yes, it can be done.

25 Nov 2012 10:32 AM
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Englebert Slaptyback     

point five oh


Bullet Tooth Tony approves.

25 Nov 2012 10:33 AM
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Trance354     
Pffffft! Amateur. At the height of my personal drinking career I blew a .64 after a party. I was waaaaaayyyy too drunk to drive, so I thought I would sleep it off in the car. No driving was involved, but the knock at the window woke me up a few hours later. Ambulance ride was fun, the doctor looking at me, the charts, me, the charts ... noting, "You should be dead."

/sobriety is more fun

25 Nov 2012 10:34 AM
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Trance354     
oh, and the car can be parked, the e-brake engaged, and the engine dead, and you can still be charged with DUI.

/motherfarking small towns suck balls

25 Nov 2012 10:36 AM
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brigid_fitch    [TotalFark]  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm actually glad I got busted for DUI before I hurt somebody. There were so many times I should have not been behind the wheel. Arizona's laws are the toughest in the country. I'm out just over $10,000, had to take numerous classes, had to beg for rides, and got a little jail time. And then I got to pay higher insurance rates and for an ignition interlock device for a year. Blowing into that stupid thing all over town is embarrassing as hell.

Hopefully I can keep in mind the goddamned inconvenience and cost to prevent me from doing it again. Worst experience of my life. I freely admit that I needed a harsh penalty to make me stop.


Making one (albeit incredibly stupid) mistake is different. The laws will usually stop people like that. The hardcore drunks? Not so much. You can chalk your experience up to a ridiculously stupid judgement call. Alcoholics don't care and stuff like what you went through won't faze them.

Case in point: Friend had a DUI years ago. Mid-40s, had too much at a party, figured it was no big deal to drive the 5 miles back home. She got pulled over when she swerved across two lanes and blew a .14. Ended up w/a 90-day suspension of her license, $5K fine, classes, and crazy insurance rates for 3 years. She never did that again.

Meanwhile, drunk-ass neighbor has all but lost his license permanently at this point (3 DUI's in 2 years), can't remember how much in fines or jail time he's done, and he can't get car insurance. Not that that stops him from driving, mind you. After he lost his license, he still got pulled over. He tries to bum rides from other neighbors and we do it (because if we don't, he'll drive drunk). Basically, when he's out of booze at home, there's no stopping him from getting more.

25 Nov 2012 10:36 AM
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dittybopper    [TotalFark]  
Man survives nearly falling off an overpass

Meh. I survived nearly falling 35,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean when the Boeing 747 I was in nearly blew up due to a mechanic nearly forgetting to install a nearly critical engine part. Thankfully, we narrowly averted an almost tragedy by barely making it out alive.

25 Nov 2012 10:38 AM
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mjohnson71     
Cop buddy of mine has the record in his department of BAC for people they've arrested. The guy he got had a .48 and was still managing to rise his motorcycle.

25 Nov 2012 10:41 AM
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Chevello     

urban.derelict: You can't make progress if you don't push your boundaries.

/drunks unite
//drive yourselves off a f*ckin' cliff


Came in here to say that I survived nearly driving off a cliff once. Well, it was more like I parked 50 or so feet from the edge, but that's nearly, isn't it?

25 Nov 2012 10:41 AM
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cynicalbastard     

brigid_fitch: ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm actually glad I got busted for DUI before I hurt somebody. There were so many times I should have not been behind the wheel. Arizona's laws are the toughest in the country. I'm out just over $10,000, had to take numerous classes, had to beg for rides, and got a little jail time. And then I got to pay higher insurance rates and for an ignition interlock device for a year. Blowing into that stupid thing all over town is embarrassing as hell.

Hopefully I can keep in mind the goddamned inconvenience and cost to prevent me from doing it again. Worst experience of my life. I freely admit that I needed a harsh penalty to make me stop.

Making one (albeit incredibly stupid) mistake is different. The laws will usually stop people like that. The hardcore drunks? Not so much. You can chalk your experience up to a ridiculously stupid judgement call. Alcoholics don't care and stuff like what you went through won't faze them.

Case in point: Friend had a DUI years ago. Mid-40s, had too much at a party, figured it was no big deal to drive the 5 miles back home. She got pulled over when she swerved across two lanes and blew a .14. Ended up w/a 90-day suspension of her license, $5K fine, classes, and crazy insurance rates for 3 years. She never did that again.

Meanwhile, drunk-ass neighbor has all but lost his license permanently at this point (3 DUI's in 2 years), can't remember how much in fines or jail time he's done, and he can't get car insurance. Not that that stops him from driving, mind you. After he lost his license, he still got pulled over. He tries to bum rides from other neighbors and we do it (because if we don't, he'll drive drunk). Basically, when he's out of booze at home, there's no stopping him from getting more.

Sounds like someone's in need of some Tough Love. See how the stupid bugger gets behind the wheel with casts on all four limbs.

25 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
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Wasilla Hillbilly     
Drinking too hard can give you a D U I-I-I-I-I-I....

/you oughta know by now

25 Nov 2012 10:55 AM
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Kurmudgeon     
Ta-da!

25 Nov 2012 10:58 AM
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Generation_D    [TotalFark]  
My step grandaddy blew a .45 the day he shot up that motel in Grants Pass. Took away his law license for that.

25 Nov 2012 11:08 AM
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Nordschleife     
blondesearch.ru

Approves.

25 Nov 2012 11:12 AM
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bookman     

dittybopper: Man survives nearly falling off an overpass

Meh. I survived nearly falling 35,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean when the Boeing 747 I was in nearly blew up due to a mechanic nearly forgetting to install a nearly critical engine part. Thankfully, we narrowly averted an almost tragedy by barely making it out alive.


And not only that, but you had a nice brown pair of pants, instead of it's previous blue.

25 Nov 2012 11:23 AM
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Godscrack     

mjohnson71: Cop buddy of mine has the record in his department of BAC for people they've arrested. The guy he got had a .48 and was still managing to rise his motorcycle.


A cop that can make his motorcycle levitate is impressive!

25 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
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detroitdoesntsuckthatbad     
Shortly after the Oregon/Oregon State football game aka. Civil War. Must have been a Beavers fan.

/to be fair, I'm also a beaver fan but I don't care about the football team

25 Nov 2012 11:43 AM
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FizixJunkee     

Trance354: oh, and the car can be parked, the e-brake engaged, and the engine dead, and you can still be charged with DUI.

/motherfarking small towns suck balls


Happened to my brother-in-law.

\Arizona

25 Nov 2012 12:04 PM
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hundreddollarman    [TotalFark]  
.50 BAC?

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25 Nov 2012 12:06 PM
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sgnilward    [TotalFark]  
ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED!

25 Nov 2012 12:07 PM
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