Tougher R.I. Drunk Driving Bill Clears First Legislative Hurdle

January 26, 2006

  • January 26, 2006 at 1:13 am
    Sam says:
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    I\’m all for drunken driver penalties, but what about a person that refuses a breathylizer and is found not to be intoxicated? Will they still lose their license for 3-6 months w/out having committed any crime?

  • January 27, 2006 at 7:50 am
    TXGuru says:
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    Fair, no, but who in their right mind would refuse to take a breathylizer when they\’re innocent of any wrongdoing?

    Are you going to refuse on general principle to prove your own innocence? Come on.

  • January 27, 2006 at 2:51 am
    Rob says:
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    No. You shouldn\’t refuse if you haven\’t been drinking. It\’s just easier that way. But what if you\’ve had a single drink? You\’re nowhere near tipsy, but do you trust the equipment to be accurate and calibrated? Do you know where your BAC actually is? (Hint: it keeps rising after you stop drinking and any effects have already started wearing off) I despise drunk drivers, but there has to be a better way than the ever-faulty BAC to nail them.



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