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DEEPNHOCK
11-10-2011, 10:29 PM
http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2011/11/10/convicted-drunk-driver-again-charged-with-owi-in-injury-accident/

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The crash, involving three vehicles, occurred in the 2300 block of Southwest Ninth Street about 11 p.m., Oct. 1. According to a police report, Smith turned south from Davis Street onto Southwest Ninth Street. He was driving a 1936 Studebaker two-door.

doug
11-10-2011, 11:22 PM
Guess he won't be reading Turning Wheels for a while.

s2dwagon
11-10-2011, 11:43 PM
Guess he won't be reading Turning Wheels for a while.

No, but he might be making some of our license plates.

kmac530
11-11-2011, 12:06 AM
I wonder if he can make me some Yellow and black Ca plates in Iowa?

Seriously though that stuff is really bad. He is fortunate he did not kill someone. Tragic that he likely ruined the '36 in the midst of hurting people.

Andy R.
11-11-2011, 12:23 AM
It just dawned on me that the abbreviation DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) is one of those age/generation defining terms (sorry Jeff).
The term DUI (Driving Under Influence) that replaced it is much easier to cite. For the record, I don't condone either.

I'd like to see the pictures on this one, cringeworthy as they may be. What a )^#&@$$.

Da Tinman
11-11-2011, 01:19 AM
I'm betting it wasn't a stocker.

Having seen up close and personal the damage and devastation a drunk driver can cause I feel that much stronger penalties should be applied to that crime.

KJongenburger
11-11-2011, 02:59 AM
Guess he won't be reading Turning Wheels for a while.

Well ... I haven't seen TW either for more than a month. :-{

DEEPNHOCK
11-11-2011, 05:51 AM
Good point.
I fixed the title.



It just dawned on me that the abbreviation DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) is one of those age/generation defining terms (sorry Jeff).
The term DUI (Driving Under Influence) that replaced it is much easier to cite. For the record, I don't condone either.

I'd like to see the pictures on this one, cringeworthy as they may be. What a )^#&@$$.

rockinhawk
11-11-2011, 06:03 AM
It just dawned on me that the abbreviation DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) is one of those age/generation defining terms (sorry Jeff).
The term DUI (Driving Under Influence) that replaced it is much easier to cite. For the record, I don't condone either.

I'd like to see the pictures on this one, cringeworthy as they may be. What a )^#&@$$.
Age related? Heck I go all the way back to D&D. Drinking and Driving. Never been guilty though.

irish
11-11-2011, 11:03 AM
Neither term is out dated, most states use both terms depending on the situation (drugs, alcohol, other impairments). In states that use both terms for alcohol a DWI (driving while impaired) indicates a higher blood/alcohol content then a DUI.

Joe

jclary
11-11-2011, 11:22 AM
It just dawned on me that the abbreviation DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) is one of those age/generation defining terms (sorry Jeff).
The term DUI (Driving Under Influence) that replaced it is much easier to cite. For the record, I don't condone either.

I'd like to see the pictures on this one, cringeworthy as they may be. What a )^#&@$$.


A few weeks ago, I went to our DMV and paid an extra six bucks to have my license plate changed. I am a non drinker (which means I have no excuse for being this crazy) and the letters on my plate read DWI.

I was afraid that (especially if I were driving out-of-state) the license plate might garner unwanted attention from law enforcement who could have thought that South Carolina might use those letters to identify "at risk" drivers.:(

1954khardtop
11-11-2011, 12:14 PM
New York state uses the term DWI, driving while intoxicated, and DWAI, driving with ability impared. DWAI can be from alcohol, any drug legal or otherwise, or anything that hinders your ability to drive. Sleep deprived or sick drivers for example.

Roscomacaw
11-11-2011, 01:47 PM
I've told this before, and since no one got hurt, I can look back and chuckle at my drunken stupidity of that day.

I have and do partake of spirits almost daily. Almost exclusively, this happens in the evening when I'm not gonna have any reason to get in a vehicle. That said, it was 1975 or 76 at a Xmas party I took part in - that I got really hammered. My home was less than a quarter mile from the shop. For my ride home, I had a '62 Daytona hardtop that was a friend's car. He'd dropped it off earlier with the idea that I was gonna fix something on it - I don't remember what.
Anyways, I manage to drive away without incident (any that I recall anyway!), and get just short of my driveway. Since the driveway was all full of Studes already, I made the quick decision to aim for the adjoining strip of lawn. Sadly - even tho I'd lived there for 2 or 3 years at that point - I didn't take into consideration the high, stout curbstone. The Daytonas front wheels bounded with quite a bounce, but the dual mufflers refused to be so forgiving. There was the instantaneous bellering of an open V8. I'd pulled the duals completely off the engine. I can honestly say - I don't remember HOW I explained that to my friend later. I'm sure he got a totally new exhaust setup out of it.
T'was not an incident I recount with pride - just one that points up how stupid it is to drive like that whether or not there's casualties involved.

Pat Dilling
11-11-2011, 03:38 PM
A habitual offender like that needs some serious jail time, with mandatory rehab. We just had one with a similar record kill one of our highway workers. Ran right over him and kept going.

Pat

candbstudebakers
11-11-2011, 08:22 PM
Guess he won't be reading Turning Wheels for a while.

Why not, don't they get things to read in Jail???

Da Tinman
11-11-2011, 08:23 PM
If by rehab you mean breaking both his arms twice then I agree with ya.