I got a DUI, and it was a fluke. I suppose I should state I didn't get into an accident, I was pulled over.
*Everyone calls it a "fluke". Very few DUIs are due to accidents.
You are treated like an animal by the courts and the treatment program. I was assessed by a gruff women, who didn't have the acumen to make a hot dog.
*They don't have to be nice to you--you broke the law.
She sent me to a program geared towards alcoholics, when I wasn't one.
*The program isn't geared towards alcoholics, it is geared toward people who got a DUI. And that would be you.
I had to sit around with other alleged alcoholics hearing about their plight with some wannabe social worker under fluorescent lights.
*Boo-hoo! Poor little thing! Those flourescent lights must have been traumatic!
It was a dreadful experience, that if anything would have turned me into an alcoholic had I let it. I protested and I think I was the only person in the group that didn't get sent for further treatment. I've never had a problem since---nor do I drink much at all.
*Good--maybe that means the treatment was effective.
I know people say that, but I actually mean it.
*Yes, everybody says it, and everybody means it.
*You drove while under the influence. That is the only thing that needs to be true.
*It doesn't matter what you do to yourself. When you endanger someone else, however, you are playing a whole different game. And I, as a pedestrian, should have a right to not be killed by drunk drivers.
*Some people are not helped by treatment. How many people should a person have to kill before going to jail? 2? 5? 10?
*Charles Manson has a disease that makes him crazy and want to kill people. Yet he is in jail.
*So should you be able to, say, murder babies at will when you are black-out drunk? Or would murdering babies be considered a crime whether you remember doing it or not?