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Old 12-19-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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At this time of the year, when the road blocks come up with great regularity, I would like to share a personal experience about drinking and driving. As you well know, some of us have been known to have had brushes with the authorities on our way home from an occasional social session over the years. A couple of nights ago, I was out for an evening with friends and had a couple of cocktails and some rather nice red wine. Knowing full well I may have been slightly over the limit, I did something I've never done before ~ I took a cab home. Sure enough, I passed a police road block but, since it was a cab, they waved it past. I arrived home safely without incident, which was a real surprise as I have never driven a cab before but my happiness soon turned to horror as I am not sure where I got the cab or what to do with it now that it's in my garage.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:26 PM
 
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good point! I make it a point of avoiding high-alcohol cocktails if I know i'm only staying at a club or party for less than 3 hours. One of my college buddies got busted for DUI at a check point a couple yrs back and he said it's the fines & attorney fees that will kill you. It sent him back over $12 grand for that 1 mistake. OUCH.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:37 PM
 
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Hahahaha! That is classic! But yea, don't drink and drive. I am lucky enough to have been invited to a new years eve party I can walk to.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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At this time of the year, when the road blocks come up with great regularity, I would like to share a personal experience about drinking and driving. As you well know, some of us have been known to have had brushes with the authorities on our way home from an occasional social session over the years. A couple of nights ago, I was out for an evening with friends and had a couple of cocktails and some rather nice red wine. Knowing full well I may have been slightly over the limit, I did something I've never done before ~ I took a cab home. Sure enough, I passed a police road block but, since it was a cab, they waved it past. I arrived home safely without incident, which was a real surprise as I have never driven a cab before but my happiness soon turned to horror as I am not sure where I got the cab or what to do with it now that it's in my garage.
thanks, i got that email not too long ago and I smiled then just like I am smiling now. Merry Christmas to all..

seriously I like what the sign says as we enter MO (which is about 5 miles from our home) drive sober or get putted over. I can't imagine driving when I have had too much to drink, nor can I imagine how many times I did drive after drinking many years ago..
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:51 PM
 
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At this time of the year, when the road blocks come up with great regularity, I would like to share a personal experience about drinking and driving. As you well know, some of us have been known to have had brushes with the authorities on our way home from an occasional social session over the years. A couple of nights ago, I was out for an evening with friends and had a couple of cocktails and some rather nice red wine. Knowing full well I may have been slightly over the limit, I did something I've never done before ~ I took a cab home. Sure enough, I passed a police road block but, since it was a cab, they waved it past. I arrived home safely without incident, which was a real surprise as I have never driven a cab before but my happiness soon turned to horror as I am not sure where I got the cab or what to do with it now that it's in my garage.
Too funny. But it does bring up an interesting point. With holiday drinks it can be really tough to track how much you've had. I've had some wicked eggnog's that nearly knocked me on my butt after one "glass". In reality there was probably five or six shots of booze in it. That's why I prefer beer if I have to drive. If I have two or three in the entire evening I know exactly what I took in. I always like to know I'm well under the limit, even if I feel completely fine.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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My nephew and his wife were over last night and we had some wine with dinner and then some Irish Coffee with desert so I forced them to stay overnight and not drive by taking his keys away and hiding them. At first he was sort of ticked-off but this morning we laughed about it and they thanked me.
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