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Old 07-16-2007, 08:35 PM
AJackson AJackson is offline
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tell him next time he drives drunk you'll call the cops. If he does it again, do it.

Most likely, you're likely going to lose a friend one way or the other. I'd rather lose the friendship doing the right thing than live with knowing I didn't do everything I could in case something terrible happens.
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:43 PM
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my friend drives while high. It seems to improve his driving though.

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lol @ comparing this to driving drunk
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:44 PM
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my friend drives while high. It seems to improve his driving though.

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lol @ comparing this to driving drunk

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Where did he do this?
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:45 PM
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What is this thread about?
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:46 PM
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Unless you are a member of MADD, calling the cops on him seems like an extreme dbag move.
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:50 PM
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Driving drunk is one of the scariest feelings in the world.

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FYP

There's a lot of really stupid advice in this thread. A close friend of mine lost a relative thanks to some f***ing idiot that thought he was fine drinking and driving.

Any obligation you have is as much to everyone else as it is to your friend. Get him a DUI and see if that helps clear his mind up a bit.

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Old 07-16-2007, 08:51 PM
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Call police next time he does. No excuse for it. CO has a number you can call if you are on the road and suspect someone is driving drunk.

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If I call the police on him he would lose his job which pays pretty well. As much as I want to get him to stop I'm not going to go that route.
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:54 PM
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Call police next time he does. No excuse for it. CO has a number you can call if you are on the road and suspect someone is driving drunk.

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If I call the police on him he would lose his job which pays pretty well. Not going to go that route.

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Threaten him with it at least. It's not just his life he's taking in his drunk hands on that road, and losing a job is a small price to pay if he's not willing to stop putting people at risk.

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Old 07-16-2007, 08:54 PM
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wacki,

It won't make any difference, but you could do some reaction time test games online w/ him sober and drunk to see how much he's affected.

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El Diablo thanks for responding. Anyone have any favorites?

First google search:

http://www.google.com/search?num=100&amp...amp;btnG=Search

Plenty of possibilities. They really need a video game for this kind of stuff.
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:55 PM
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Get him a DUI and see if that helps clear his mind up a bit.

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Terrible advice. Drunk drivers seem to have the highest rate of recidivism of any group except child molesters. The few that I know that have one usually have another, i.e. they don't learn. Meanwhile he's out thousands of dollars in legal fees and penalties, probably some jail time, and his credit, insurance, and background checks are all wrecked for a long period of time. That doesn't "learn" anyone, it just makes their situation even less tenable.

I honestly don't have a better solution right off of the top of my head aside from brute force/intervention or his own will to change, but ratting him out only benefits lawyers and insurance companies.
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