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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.:rolleyes:

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

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    [QUOTE=cr726;2638097]If you saw the guy's picture you would understand.[/QUOTE]

    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.....

    [QUOTE]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]



    [QUOTE=pauliec;2638320]He got hit by a car on a center median and it's his fault?[/QUOTE]

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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=cr726;2638325].155 and wearing dark clothing at night and in the rain. Smart.....[/QUOTE]

    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=freestater;2639257]so does that raise his conduct to the level of 'criminal'? 'Cause that's what he's being charged with here, a crime.[/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=pauliec;2638320]He got hit by a car on a center median and it's his fault?[/QUOTE]

    I wonder if you're allowed to drink and walk anymore :cool:

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

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