ScarletP wrote:wrveres wrote:ScarletP wrote:I'm sick of reading about how it was a tough break because he was barely over the limit or he would have been legal a few years ago. "A few years ago" slavery was legal and women couldn't vote. There's a reason that laws are changed. The law says that if you are over .08 and driving, you are a danger. And as far as being "barely over the limit"... My brother is a cop and one time had a breathalyzer at home. After consuming a few drinks, I was to the point where I would be uncomfortable driving (or walking completely straight). I blew a .03. "Barely over the limit" is still pretty messed up. Enough to cross the center line and kill a family coming home from dinner in their minivan.
I doubt anybody is supporting drunk driving here.
Is it a tuff break for La Russa, sure. But you don't know the circumstances here. He could of had a glass of wine after a late dinner. Maybe taken some allergy medicine or something, you don't know.
While taking allergy meds while drinking messes you up (personal experience) it doesn't change your BAL.
How can you say it's a tough break? He broke the law and got caught. If I get caught embezzling money or breaking into my neighbor's house, it's not a "tough break," it's called "getting caugh doing something illegal."
so is speeding ..