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    Drunk is drunk, on four wheels or two, cops say

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    Drunk is drunk, on four wheels or two, cops say

    Saturday, July 19, 2008
    Last updated: Saturday July 19, 2008, EDT 10:34 AM

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. - After a drunken driving charge several years ago, Jeff Burke took to riding a bike when he went out for beers.

    He nonetheless was sentenced on a second DUI conviction this week - for riding his bicycle drunk. Burke was cited after, he says, another driver struck him as he waited on a center median to cross the street.

    "I get rear-ended, I go to jail. Figure that one out," said Burke, who broke his tailbone in the July 2007 crash in suburban Philadelphia. The driver "was 100 percent in the wrong."

    But a prosecutor says Burke's blood-alcohol level measured 0.155 - about twice the legal limit.

    Burke also missed his scheduled June sentencing, prompting the judge to issue a warrant for his arrest - and perhaps contributing to the 30-day jail sentence handed down Wednesday, the prosecutor said. Burke must also pay a $1,500 fine, surrender his license for up to 18 months and be evaluated for alcohol abuse

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    What a joke.

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    If you saw the guy's picture you would understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    If you saw the guy's picture you would understand.
    He got hit by a car on a center median and it's his fault?

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    .155 and wearing dark clothing at night and in the rain. Smart.....

    But a prosecutor says Burke's blood-alcohol level measured 0.155 , about twice the legal limit , and that he sported dark clothing on the rainy night.

    Burke also missed his scheduled June sentencing, prompting the judge to issue a warrant for his arrest , and perhaps contributing to the 30-day jail sentence handed down Wednesday, the prosecutor said. Burke must also pay a $1,500 fine, surrender his license for up to 18 months and be evaluated for alcohol abuse.


    Quote Originally Posted by pauliec View Post
    He got hit by a car on a center median and it's his fault?

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    Drunk driving in a car = Endangering others.
    Drunk in dark clothes at night on a bicycle = Potential Darwin Award candidate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    .155 and wearing dark clothing at night and in the rain. Smart.....
    so does that raise his conduct to the level of 'criminal'? 'Cause that's what he's being charged with here, a crime.

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    It's a law and it was enforced. Not showing up for court did not help.

    Quote Originally Posted by freestater View Post
    so does that raise his conduct to the level of 'criminal'? 'Cause that's what he's being charged with here, a crime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliec View Post
    He got hit by a car on a center median and it's his fault?
    I wonder if you're allowed to drink and walk anymore

    over/under on the first WWI (Walking While Intox) ?

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