RECENTLY ON TOL:
- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
I got a DUI about 5 years ago, though not in Oregon. All in all I paid close to $10,000 in fees, etc. I was required to attend a 10 week alcohol safety and awareness class, and a minimum of 3 AA meetings. My liscense was suspended, I am now required to file an SR-22 with an insurance company and I must pay to get my license back. Like the previous person, I was pulled over, I did not get into an accident. When I began working at a convenience store soon after, I had to be transferred to a store that did not sell alcohol; I could have lost my job. I thought that my penalty was a bit excessive, but it did the trick. I have not driven since, and certainly not driven under the influence.I also tell anyone that I see driving after drinking that the consequences are not worth it.
My second cousin was killed by a drunk driver, and that did not stop me from drinking and driving. Heavy fines, the threat of not being able to pay those fines due to termination, and hanging out with miserable alcoholics for two months did.
posted 3 years, 9 months ago
view in context