Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

3.23.2006

Another dumb government move

To me, this is another blatant example of government officials overstepping their authority and being illogical.

The idea is that the TABC was trying to be proactive in arresting drunk people in bars before they could drive drunk. They conducted stings in Irving (just outside of Dallas) and arrested 30 people in 36 bars.

The dumbest part of this to me? Some of the people they arrested were in a hotel bar and they didn't have cars in which to drive drunk. So, if they aren't a threat to themslves or anyone else, what harm are they doing? Yeah, they may have a wicked headache the next morning, but that isn't a crime. I just think this is stupid. I went to a party Saturday night and many of my girlfriends got pretty bent, but their guys were sober to drive them home or they went to their rooms in the hotel where the party was. so, what is the big deal?

I really think this is stupid.

2 Comments:

  • At 10:24 AM, March 23, 2006, Anonymous Army of Dad said…

    Yeah if they are so concerned over drunk driving they can pop the drunks for Public Intoxication as they are getting into their cars. Otherwise leave them alone, they could be planning to take a cab or in the case of the hotel people just going back to their rooms. I am surprised to see this happening in Texas, I would expect this in "blue states".

     
  • At 8:00 PM, March 23, 2006, Blogger Uzz said…

    No doubt...trust me...no one hates the drunk driver more than me, but this is just a waste of personnel and time. Its another bit of "feel good...look what we're doing" crap. I am with AoD...bust them as soon as they get to that car or get them for public drunkeness once they hit a public sidewalk. I lay money that none of these charges stick and that this kind of intrusion will get overturned in the courts.

     

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