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Drugged Driving

Discussion in 'Exploring everything under the sun!!' started by OZexplore, December 16, 2004.

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  1. OZexplore

    OZexplore Active Member

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    tThis week in Victoria :australia the police started drug testing drivers (you lick a stick ) and wait 5 mins for result it tests for dope and methanphetamines and they caught two drivers within 30 min this is world first testing so it wont belong and it will be comming to a police car near you

    why in the usa dont they use a breath testing machine rather then getting people to touch there nose & walk in a straight line
     
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  3. 410Fortune

    410Fortune Mud Season Staff Member Moderator

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    they do use a breathalizer, back at the station.

    dope testing strips 'eh?

    wow.........
     
  4. huskyfan23

    huskyfan23 Rah no Hans Bwix

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    That's a great idea!
     
  5. OZexplore

    OZexplore Active Member

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    here they have portable ones, get stopped blow in the little black box if you are under drive away takes about 10sec, if over back to the station you go for another test we also have random breath testing they dont need a reason to pull you over . the only thing i dont like about it is that you are deemed guilty and you have to prove your innocence but if it keeps a few drunks of the road & helps save lives it is worth the inconvience
     
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    the "official" test to see if a driver is drunk is not walking in a straight line, making them list the alphabet backwards, or touching their nose....but rather to give the officer efidence that the person is drunk

    if someone is pulled over for no reason, and the cop finds something illegal in the car, the cop can not charge them because he had no reason to pull the car over in the first place

    so if a cop is following someone who he believes to be drunk, but he drives competly perfect all the way home from the bar, the cop can not pull the person over
     
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    sooo... when u say dope do u mean... marijuana? or do u mean real drugs? cuz weed stays in u a while. sooo a day or two later could u still fail the lick a stick thing. cuz that really sux. :( disclaimer: no i don't smoke
     
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    huskyfan23 Rah no Hans Bwix

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    Last time I checked weed was a real drug.. And who cares? People should be busted for using illegal narcotics.
     
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    there is far too many close minded people... who have the wrong perception of soo many things. anyways that doesn't answer my question. and i'd rather not get into a heated discussion. your entitled to think what u want. as am i.
     
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    huskyfan23 Rah no Hans Bwix

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    Sorry.. I was just correcting you. I'll stop here though.
     
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    Guess I shouldn't smoke a bowl on the freeway ehhh ;)
    j/k
     
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    anything that will make ur driving hazardous to other should be tested for...i dont care if it is drugs, alchohol or whatever, if it messes up ur perception and reaction times then u should drive under the influence of it
     
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    or being old, or a teenager or a bostonian :D


    no, im actually being serious
     
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    Actually they have used portable breathalizers for years. I got busted when I was 17(5 years ago). I was camping, and the cops came up with them.. and wrote us all tickets. You know.. because they have nothing better to do.
     
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    Around me they have portable breathalizers, but if it detects any kind of reading at all, they take you to the hospital to have blood drawn to test the blood alcohol level. By PA state law you can refuse the blood test, but if you refuse then it is an automatic 6 month suspension of your drivers license.
     
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    but then once they drain your blood dont you get all woozy and feel typsy anyways? then drive home?

    as asked earlier? can they differate between pot smoked today or last week?
     
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    i think differate is a word.... whatever you get the idea
     
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    F14CRAZY To the flo...

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    This is good. About 10% of the American population uses an illegal substance (and shouldn't)
     
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    Thats it keep filling up our prisons with drug offenders, and keep letting the real criminals, Murderers, Rapists, etc out so we have room for all the drug arrests. Why is it that alot of drug convictions get a longer prison term than murderers, pretty stupid if you ask me. Our political leaders actually think they can put an end to the drug trade, it will never happen.
     
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    rfuree11 Official Bikini Inspector

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    never heard of that...last time i checked, drugs were harmful (mary jane is the exception) and can cause many problems...i have never heard of a murderer getting a shorter sentence than a drug offender. in reality, most drug offenders get null-pros'd.
     






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