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Old 05-06-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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Keep an eye out for drunk drivers in Mount Pleasant, especially if they are police officers... Mount Pleasant is at the top of the list for DUI's.. Another deputy arrested for DUI in MP this week (article here).
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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As said before -- do they have more drunk drivers -- or do they just catch more of them. I would suspect it is the latter. When we first moved to MP, we rented an apartment. I overheard the young 'uns talking (early 20's)...they were talking about how it is NOT worth taking a chance to drink and drive in Mount Pleasant because you will get caught. They took cabs.........often...<G> i like it. I want to know that they are trying to stop drunk drivers, even if they are law enforcement officers <G>.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:30 PM
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As said before -- do they have more drunk drivers -- or do they just catch more of them. I would suspect it is the latter. When we first moved to MP, we rented an apartment. I overheard the young 'uns talking (early 20's)...they were talking about how it is NOT worth taking a chance to drink and drive in Mount Pleasant because you will get caught. They took cabs.........often...<G> i like it. I want to know that they are trying to stop drunk drivers, even if they are law enforcement officers <G>.
I would agree with this. I hire 20 somethings and many of them live in Mt P. This is a topic of conversation because they know the enforcement is very strict on Mt P. I guess, if anything, Mt P should have the reputation that if you drink and drive, you will be caught.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:34 PM
 
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I would agree with this. I hire 20 somethings and many of them live in Mt P. This is a topic of conversation because they know the enforcement is very strict on Mt P. I guess, if anything, Mt P should have the reputation that if you drink and drive, you will be caught.

I agree!
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:01 PM
 
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Keep an eye out for drunk drivers in Mount Pleasant, especially if they are police officers... Mount Pleasant is at the top of the list for DUI's.. Another deputy arrested for DUI in MP this week (article here).
First, the deputy arrested was in West Ashley when he crashed his car. The first paragraph of the article states: "A Charleston County Sheriff's Deputy faces DUI charges today after an early morning crash in West Ashley."

Second, I am very happy that the police in Mount Pleasant are arresting people for DUI instead of letting them go. I would rather live in a town where it is known that the police will arrest you if you drink and drive instead of a town that you know you can get away with drinking and driving.

When I lived up north I was driving home from work one night behind a drunk driver. There was one stretch of road that was all state owned and nothing but woods. This stretch of road was around 7 miles long and there was no cell reception. The drunk driver in front of me was all over the road and kept crossing the solid lines. I was really concerned that someone might be driving the other way and get hit by the drunk driver. As soon as I had cell reception I called the police. I gave the dispatcher the license plate number and the color and make of the car. I was behind this drunk for another 2 or 3 miles before turning off to my road. I did not see one police officer. I know that the drunk was probably someone that the police knew because that is how it worked up there. As a matter of fact, there was one state trooper that was a drunk and always drinking and driving. It took MANY years before another officer actually arrested him for drinking and driving instead of escorting him home.

I love living in a town where the police take drinking and driving seriously.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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I don't get the negative spin you are putting on this story.

You typed in your link as "Mount Pleasant is at the top of the list for DUI's" with the implied negative, even though the very first sentence in the story is a clear positive: "The Mount Pleasant Police Department has received state recognition for its high number of DUI arrests." (emphasis is mine)

There at plenty of things to dislike about Mount Pleasant, as it's detractors are happy to tell us all about. Why create a negative where one doesn't exist?
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:51 PM
 
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Roxanne, I wasnt implying anything negative. I just thought the article was interesting and wanted to share it with the forum.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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Roxanne, I wasnt implying anything negative. I just thought the article was interesting and wanted to share it with the forum.
Cool. It sounded negative to me, but that's not so uncommon on a message board where inflection doesn't come across.

Plus, we Mount Pleasantons sometimes feel picked on in this place.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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It's just like I said in another thread... in Mt Pleasant they know their drunk driving, and they're pros at traffic. There were great stereotypes for other areas as well, but it's early and I don't remember what they are.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:56 PM
 
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we ALWAYS take a cab home from downtown. Those boys are out in force every night. Definitely not worth the risk on many levels. Its only 30 bucks to our house anyways. I've seen people go down the tubes over a dui. I'll pony up the $30!
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