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SharonA BS: proposed alteration to drink driving level (137* d) RE: BS: proposed alteration to drink driving level 02 Nov 09

"Sharon A,Exhibits her ignorance,she clearly does not know english and irish law and random breath testing,and assumes I must have been driving in an erreatic fashion to get breathalysed,and casts aspersions on my character and social habits,an ignorant American."

No, Soldier Schweik, I didn't assume; I said I couldn't help but wonder why you were breathalyzed three times. By the way, they have random testing over here in America, too.

True, I am "ignorant" in the literal sense that I don't know you or your character or your social habits or your area's laws. However, I have known a lot of drunks in my time (and I lived with an alcoholic for over 8 years) and I am intimately familiar with the excuses they give for drinking to excess. One of the things they do is to rant about how unfair the drunk-driving laws are, regardless of whether the laws are lax or stringent. Another is to rattle off statistics which may or may not be accurate (and, in many cases, are contradictory to another drunk's statistics!). All I'm saying is that your posts sound just like those drunks to me.

That's my opinion. This forum is here so that people can give their opinions. You don't have to like mine, but I have every right to give it here in this forum which, by the way, is based in the American state in which I reside.

Again, I think you would be wise for you to take a break from being aggressive and defensive, and just think for a moment about your own drinking-behavior and the reasons you feel that drinking in a pub (as opposed to being in a pub with friends but without drinking) makes life "worth living". All the ranting you're doing isn't going to change the laws where you live, so you need to do what you can to live within the law, right? Well, then, what logical reason is there for having anything to drink when you're not at home and need to drive to get there?

I'll say it again: Buzzed driving IS drunk driving. BE SAFE -- stay stone-cold sober from the time you drive away from your home to the time that you arrive back! Once you're back, drink at home!!! :-)

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