NinerLifer wrote:I am starting to think that you have a personal experience with this, so I will tread lightly.
However if you are suggesting that it is ok to drink and drive....
The only opinion that I have on what the "legal" limit should be is that it should be at whatever is low enough to not cause any incapacitation to a driver. If you have drank enough to be swerving all over the road, like what was described when Lynch was pulled over for, then that is too much.
And no my opinion doesn't change if he blew higher at the station vs what he did in the field. That only means that law enforcement did its job of getting a drunk driver off the road before his driving ability got worse and therefore increasing the likelihood of hurting himself or somebody else.
I have no personal experience with DUI legal trouble. What I have is a pet peeve about people arbitrarily re-defining terms, and disregarding the law in favor of whatever the hell they want to substitute in its place.
It has been my opinion from the very beginning that Lynch will likely plead guilty to reckless driving, if he doesn't get off entirely. How Goodell would respond to that is anybody's guess.
I suppose I would have more understanding of your argument if you would also come down hard on people who talk on the phone, sneeze, yawn, eat a hamburger, who are just plain bad drivers and/or stupid, and anything else that causes them to drive over road turtles.
Is it OK to drink and drive? Absolutely it is -- as long as the people doing so are doing it responsibly. Meaning they wait a suitable amount of time after having their last drink, and don't drive intoxicated (BAC below the legal limit, not swerving etc.).