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Old 04-14-2019, 11:03 PM
 
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Another bad thing we're first in. Y'all be careful out there.
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest & NYC Central Park South
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When we still lived in Mississippi, I spotted a beat-up old pickup truck from Wyoming (on its way to Florida, no doubt), with a bumper sticker reading, "DAMM: Drunks Against Mad Mothers".

Maybe Studio Chane can come up with a new teeshirt, reading, "Mississippi: at least we're not Wyoming."

But really, I'm astonished that it's legal to drink and drive, in Mississippi. This seems to disprove the notion that Baptists control the state. Either that, or Baptists aren't as anti-drinking as they're reputed to be.


Oh, and I like your allusion to 'Riding in Cars with Boys'.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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But really, I'm astonished that it's legal to drink and drive, in Mississippi. This seems to disprove the notion that Baptists control the state. Either that, or Baptists aren't as anti-drinking as they're reputed to be.
Wut?

I don't think that's true. Legal limit is either 0.08% or 0.10%, and essentially a zero tolerance for under 21 (though I think the limit is 0.02%. Either way, they are taking you to jail.

There's nothing cops love to do more around here than give out DUIs. It's a no-no in Rankin County.
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:11 PM
 
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Wut?

I don't think that's true. Legal limit is either 0.08% or 0.10%, and essentially a zero tolerance for under 21 (though I think the limit is 0.02%. Either way, they are taking you to jail.

There's nothing cops love to do more around here than give out DUIs. It's a no-no in Rankin County.
I think she is referring to no statewide open container law(s).
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Old 04-15-2019, 03:13 PM
 
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I think she is referring to no statewide open container law(s).
No statewide laws but doesn't mean it would be legal in any particular city or county. Some county's have laws against it, some city's and towns have laws against it. Some county's are actually dry countys. The article mentions the hodge podge of laws.

But regardless, there is already a law that says you can't drive drunk or impared. Why do we need another law? We need less redundant laws, not more.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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No statewide laws but doesn't mean it would be legal in any particular city or county. Some county's have laws against it, some city's and towns have laws against it. Some county's are actually dry countys. The article mentions the hodge podge of laws.

But regardless, there is already a law that says you can't drive drunk or impared. Why do we need another law? We need less redundant laws, not more.
She said drinking while driving, not drunk while driving.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:16 AM
 
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She said drinking while driving, not drunk while driving.
huh???? I understand what the topic is and addressed it, what's your point? Please address the topic if you are going to contribute to a thread.

My point - some towns in MS have laws against drinking while driving, some don't. But what does it really matter? You can legally, for instance, have a beer at a restaurant and then drive in these towns and states as long as you are not over the legal limit, so what does it matter if you have an open beer on the dash or a consumed beer in your belly and hitting your blood stream as long as, once again, you are not over the legal limit? Not that I would recommend it. But it's a redundant law. Drunk while driving is already obviously against the law.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:45 AM
 
Location: HSV
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I remember a guy in high school who had a bumper sticker that said "Don't drink and drive, you might spill your drink."
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:32 AM
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I once cracked open a beer in Sturgess which is a dry county and people were like “whoa”.

I said “not now. Not until I finish my beer”
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Old 07-20-2019, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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I once cracked open a beer in Sturgess which is a dry county and people were like “whoa”.

I said “not now. Not until I finish my beer”
Tate used to be a dry county. Never stopped me, I just went to the county line in either direction to get it. In this day and age prohibition is a ridiculous law and I would never follow it. I always drink in the privacy of my home and in moderation so no harm done to anyone.
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