Drunk driving?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Have you ever driven drunk? (legally drunk still counts!)
    Yes, but I regret it : (78 votes)
    35 %
    Yes, and I still do : (16 votes)
    7 %
    No, I would never do that : (100 votes)
    44 %
    No, but I've been in a car with someone else who was driving drunk. I regret it and haven't since : (31 votes)
    14 %
    No, but I will get in a car with someone else who is driving drunk : (1 votes)
    0 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I definitely do not drive drunk.

    HOWEVER, I will drive to dinner after having a beer at lunch, or I will have a drink, wait an hour and drive, etc.  I’ve found that some of my friends who do not drink at all vastly underestimate the types of consumption that are problematic–I’ve definitely been stopped at the door and questioned for the “beer at lunch, drive to dinner” thing.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1867 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I’ve driven after having a drink or two, but never ever drunk. As a teenager though, I got in the car with plenty of people who were drunk – everyone I grew up with did. I really regret it now and I’m so thankful that none of us were ever hurt or hurt someone else. I refuse to get in the car with someone who has been drinking now and haven’t for years. Can’t make up for past stupidity, obviously, but it’s not something I’ll ever do again.

    Post # 5
    Member
    3557 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I drove on my second day of antidepressants and it was absolutely terrifying. I’m usually a very focused person, but any little thing movement, bright color ect distracted me and my sense of time was off so I knew I wasn’t looking at the road for too long, but I couldn’t tell you how long I was distracted. I had an interview that week and needed a jacket that actually fit, otherwise I never would have driven. I was lucky the store was only 15 minutes away, so it was a short and nervewracking trip. I didn’t drive again for several weeks. I now know to not drive if I feel like that again. I’ve never driven drunk, and I’ve never been in the car with someone who is drunk either.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1787 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Never.  If a friend told me they had driven drunk, I’d probably end the friendship.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3736 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @MrsPanda99:  I’m always the DD. ALWAYS. One night, I wasn’t supposed to drive but I ended up driving anyway. I literally had ONE drink too many. That was the night I got pulled over. And arrested. And I spent the night in jail. Then I got sentenced to 10 days in jail plus a year of probation. I’ll be off probation on October 3. My license was restricted for 90 days. I have to pay $500 per year for 2 years to the state (Michigan has “Driver Responsibility Fees” which are assessed in varying amounts for traffic violations). 

     

     

     

    You can bet your sweet ass I’ll never again have even one single drink if I have to drive.

     

    ETA: On top of jail time and probation, I also had $2500 in fines. This was my first offense EVER of any kind. I haven’t even had a speeding ticket since I was 18.

     

    Post # 8
    Member
    2878 posts
    Sugar bee

    Yes, when I was aroung 18 I drove a few times knowing I shouldn’t have. It has never happened to me ever since. When I’m the one driving, I don’t drink alcohol at all. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    2400 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Never have I driven drunk but I have been in the car with someone who was. I regret it because he could have killed someone or us. I was 17 and stupid.

    Post # 11
    Member
    2555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve never done so, and I cannot STAND people who do. Selfish and stupid behavior that could maim or kill somebody is not forgivable to me.

    Post # 12
    Member
    6503 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Nope. I’ve never driven drunk before. I will drive if I’ve only had one drink but beyond that no driving for me!

    I have gotten into a car with a drunk person. This was only last year and was obviously a very stupid decision. I was drunk as well (which I know isn’t an excuse) and crowded into a truck with everyone else. I look back on that night and thank my lucky stars that nothing happened. I now don’t get into a car with people that I’ve seen drinking.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1787 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @MrsPanda99:  My sister spent ten years in pain, had a leg amputated, and was probably going to have the other one amputated soon.  She passed away last month, most likely due to something related to her injuries.  By sheer luck, when the drunk driver hit her head on, she was the only one injured, and the five children in the car walked away with only bruises.

    Post # 15
    Member
    5460 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I did once in college.  I wasn’t wasted, but I’m pretty sure I was over the legal limit.  I absolutely will NOT risk it now though.  I’ll have a drink with dinner and drive home, but more than a drink or two and I’m handing the keys over.

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    15072 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’ve driven after a drink or two also, but not drunk. Since I was a teenager my parents hammered it home to call them rather than drive drunk and they always picked me up no questions asked. I’m over 40 now and could still call my mom or dad if I wanted, but it’s only an $8 cab ride home from most places we go. Even when DH wants to go out with the guys we always pre-arrange whether I will drop him off or just pick them up later and leave a car at the bar. The ramifications just aren’t worth it. It just better to know your plan and have a backup, IMO. 

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