'Amateur night' advice: Think before you drive

  • Article by: PAUL KLAUDA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 29, 2010 - 6:43 PM

The final weekend of a monthlong DWI enforcement campaign will have more officers than usual patrolling the roads.

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wardnjuneDec. 29, 10 7:17 PM

Light rail all the way, baby.

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mozart56Dec. 29, 10 7:22 PM

Wow. It looks like we're just re-typing into the computer whatever the cops are feeding the reporters. Strib, it is not your job to dispense "advice" it is your job to question the cops or perhaps examine the wisdom of an ongoing campaign to scare residents into lawful behaviour.

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acidradioDec. 29, 10 7:23 PM

I'm glad the police are out in full force arresting more taxpaying citizens and not putting away, oh, robbers, rapists, burglars and thieves.

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thecolonel63Dec. 29, 10 7:53 PM

I've been hit three times in the past 11 years, all by drunk drivers. Never been injured, but I put that down to good fortune. And, I enjoy my cocktails, so I am not some anti-booze person. I just don't operate a motor vehicle after the first beer. Never had a DUI, never will have one. I like these saturation patrols, go get 'em!!

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drnkmn516Dec. 29, 10 8:24 PM

Well at least they're doing it because they care about keeping people safe and not for the money grubbing overtime pay.

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shakinstreetDec. 29, 10 8:28 PM

If you attend a party, front-load your alcohol intake, then spend several hours sipping Cokes while your blood alcohol dissipates. Then, when you do drive home, drive as normally as possible. Don't do anything to catch a cop's attention, such as driving UNDER the speed limit.

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davehougDec. 29, 10 8:39 PM

PLAN AHEAD line up a sober driver

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mbreyfogleDec. 29, 10 8:47 PM

The cops are just doing their job. Can't fault them for that. Of course, saturation patrols and MADD mothers won't solve the problem of drinking and driving. It's just a showy way of making people think they are doing something. In the end, education and adequate treatment options are a better solution.

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sagi51Dec. 29, 10 9:47 PM

Dumb advice: If you see a car weaving, locate your cell phone, dial 911, and follow them while talking on your cell phone. Now we have two impaired drivers. Smart. Really smart.

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MNgolfnutDec. 29, 1010:10 PM

The only two nights of the year I fear being on the road are both considered "amateur nights": New Year's Eve with chemically-impaired legal age adolescents behind the wheel and Prom Night with chemically-impaired minors doing the driving. If saturation-style law enforcement can slow some of this down I'm all for it.

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