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Rockntractor
06-10-2013, 08:30 PM
SURPRISE, Ariz. (CBS Cleveland) — Arizona authorities charge a man for driving under the influence despite him blowing a .000 on a breathalyzer test.

KNXV-TV reports that 64-year-old Jessie Thornton – a native of Ohio – was recently pulled over by Surprise police after he recently left an LA Fitness gym. Thornton then says the officer accused him of driving drunk.

“He walked up and he said ‘I can tell you’re driving DUI by looking in your eyes,’” Thornton told KNXV.

Thornton was then given a sobriety test.

“I take my glasses off and he says, ‘You’ve got bloodshot eyes.’ I said, ‘I’ve been swimming at LA Fitness,’ and he says, ‘I think you’re DUI,’” said Thornton. “He goes, ‘Well we’re going to do a sobriety test.’ I said, ‘OK, but I got bad knees and a bad hip with surgery in two days.’”



Documents obtained by KNXV shows that Thornton did have hip replacement surgery shortly after his arrest.
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ReinMan
06-10-2013, 09:09 PM
States, Counties, and Municipalities have caught on to the DUI/OUI/DWI money machine, and are pulling that handle as often as they can.

Field sobriety tests are next to useless, as up to 20% of the population can fail one or more of the tests, even without a drop of alcohol in their system.

The PBT is so inaccurate it can't be admitted as evidence, and only serves as probable cause for a station breath test.

A full breathalyzer is based on the junk science of partition ratios, and serves as no reliable indicator of BAC, let alone impairment.

MADD is the new temperance movement, and the police are making huge money for their employers by playing along.

Rockntractor
06-10-2013, 09:12 PM
States, Counties, and Municipalities have caught on to the DUI/OUI/DWI money machine, and are pulling that handle as often as they can.

Field sobriety tests are next to useless, as up to 20% of the population can fail one or more of the tests, even without a drop of alcohol in their system.

The PBT is so inaccurate it can't be admitted as evidence, and only serves as probable cause for a station breath test.

A full breathalyzer is based on the junk science of partition ratios, and serves as no reliable indicator of BAC, let alone impairment.

MADD is the new temperance movement, and the police are making huge money for their employers by playing along.

Exactly, and all under the guise of public safety, disagree with them and they will shame you into shutting up.

Apache
06-10-2013, 09:54 PM
It's Arizona! Surprise is close to Sun City... Yer old, you pay.... period!

Hell you win a case, you STILL pay!


Just found out I have ANOTHER ticket to pay... even though I haven't been there in 7 years :cold:

NJCardFan
06-10-2013, 11:44 PM
Funny how cops never pull over illegals. Guess they don't pay.

Adam Wood
06-10-2013, 11:51 PM
Despite the DUI charge being dropped, his car was impounded. He is now suing the City of Surprise for half a million dollars.And well he should. The DUI industry in this country has gotten completely out of control and needs to be reined in bigtime.

Eupher
06-11-2013, 11:04 AM
States, Counties, and Municipalities have caught on to the DUI/OUI/DWI money machine, and are pulling that handle as often as they can.

Field sobriety tests are next to useless, as up to 20% of the population can fail one or more of the tests, even without a drop of alcohol in their system.

The PBT is so inaccurate it can't be admitted as evidence, and only serves as probable cause for a station breath test.

A full breathalyzer is based on the junk science of partition ratios, and serves as no reliable indicator of BAC, let alone impairment.

MADD is the new temperance movement, and the police are making huge money for their employers by playing along.

Excellent post, especially the last sentence.

NJCardFan
06-11-2013, 12:21 PM
I don't think any other state is worse than NJ when it comes to using the car as a cash cow.

noonwitch
06-11-2013, 12:25 PM
And well he should. The DUI industry in this country has gotten completely out of control and needs to be reined in bigtime.


Agreed. MADD just couldn't stop with lowering the legal limit to .80 and blackmailing all the states to raise their drinking ages to 21. They always have to take it farther. That is the problem with groups that are originally founded by the grieving. They don't know when to quit.

Elspeth
06-11-2013, 06:49 PM
In California, we have some help with this:

Mr Checkpoint (http://www.mrcheckpoint.com/)


Southern Cal: Text the word, IEDUI to the number, 51515