I’m a huge fan of Lawrence Taylor’s DUI Blog. His post yesterday was about police charging a man on a bicycle with driving under the influence. He previously put up a post about a lawn mower DUI. The most offensive DUI case I’ve heard is probably this one, where a poor lady was cited for wheel chair DUI.
Every time I hear about someone getting charged with DUI on something other than a car, truck, or motorcycle, I marvel at the stupidity of anti-DUI zealots. How dangerous are these drunk bicyclists and lawn mowers? More importantly, how much more dangerous are they than a drunk person without transportation? Do authorities really think they’re protecting the public by prosecuting that lady in her wheel chair? It seems to me that what MADD really wants is a “being-under-the-influence” (BUI?) or “existing-while-intoxicated” (EWI?) statute that will impose the same outrageous penalties we have for DUI.
All of this reminds me of the legendary “Steve” of YouTube fame. I have no clue if Steve’s videos are real, but they appear authentic to me. I imagine many of this blog’s regular readers have already seen them, but for those of you who haven’t, they’re basically how-to guides on what not to do when stopped by a law enforcement officer. I don’t know if he’s ever been charged with lawn mower DUI, but that’s definitely why he gets stopped. Sure, the guy’s crazy, but does he really deserve a DUI? If police just left him alone, I bet everything would be fine. Do any of you think he looks dangerous? How much jail time does he deserve just for riding around?