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Old 05-04-2008, 10:55 AM   #1
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Cedric Benson arrested (and now released)

Boating while intoxicated in Austin Texas. On boat with 12-15 others, he was the only one arrested.

Will find a solid source soon, current source is NFL radio.
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:23 PM   #2
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:37 PM   #3
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I'm guessing he was the owner of the boat, or he was driving the boat. I've seen those police beach shows where they guard the beach and the waters and usually they only arrest the guy driving the boat if he's drunk.
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I know a guy that was sitting in a boat and got a DUI. My main problem with it, was his boat was parked in his driveway. Hard to drive a boat on the highway.
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I know a guy that was sitting in a boat and got a DUI. My main problem with it, was his boat was parked in his driveway. Hard to drive a boat on the highway.
He got a DUI because he was drunk on his boat in his driveway? I gotta say that doesn't make much sense, if he wasn't driving the boat how could they legally give him a DUI? If you are drunk on your boat on your own property then they shouldn't be able to give you that lol.
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One of my friends got charged with a dui while riding a bicycle drunk... another one was just sitting in his car looking for some cds and he got charged too
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Yeah you can pretty much get a DUI if you are drunk and driving/riding anything. I was watching Most Shocking a couple days ago and they showed these 2 cops chasing a drunk guy on a lawnmower. They were in a slow speed pursuit with him lolol, he was going like 3 mph. The chase ended because he ended up leaning too far over to the left and falling off the lawnmower and then they arrested him and gave him a DUI.
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Because the keys were in the ignition. He was looking at the motor or something similar. I had an underage possession of alcohol and they made me go to a DUI class with other folks. While a majority were typical DUI cases, most of them were people too poor to fight it. The girl that blew a .06 and her blood test showed .01 -- DUI. The guy who was mowing his lawn with a beer. You know that you're on state property within 10 feet of the highway? Got a DUI mowing his yard.

Let's stop kidding ourselves. The police's job has turned from concentrating on safety and protection and moved to making money. The problem is so many laws are ambiguous. There's no 'law' that says .08 or over and you're drunk. It's a suggestion, you can be charged for DUI whenever if the cop wants to, and it's all about if you have the financial means to fight such a charge. The boat thing IS very rare, but it can happen.

Oddly enough, I did my paper for VASAP about what a terrible organization MADD is and the teacher praised me for it. MADD lies horribly in their statistics (if you get in an accident on the way home from the grocery store with a 6 pack of beer in your trunk, that's alcohol related accident in their opinion), the person who founded MADD left because of how they bastardized her ideas, etc.
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Ah if the keys were in the ignition then I can understand how he got it. N yeah I definitely agree about the police motives, it's not as much about protecting as it is about making money for the state. And even though the laws are ambigious things aren't going to change, they just are probably going to get even more ambigious so that cops can charge anyone with anything that loosely looks like breaking the law. And I had no idea about Madd and their statistics, that's something to keep in mind.
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Still, keys in the ignition -- where's he going? Common sense has left law.
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If you can't get drunk on your own boat where can you get drunk?
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Because the keys were in the ignition. He was looking at the motor or something similar. I had an underage possession of alcohol and they made me go to a DUI class with other folks. While a majority were typical DUI cases, most of them were people too poor to fight it. The girl that blew a .06 and her blood test showed .01 -- DUI. The guy who was mowing his lawn with a beer. You know that you're on state property within 10 feet of the highway? Got a DUI mowing his yard.

Let's stop kidding ourselves. The police's job has turned from concentrating on safety and protection and moved to making money. The problem is so many laws are ambiguous. There's no 'law' that says .08 or over and you're drunk. It's a suggestion, you can be charged for DUI whenever if the cop wants to, and it's all about if you have the financial means to fight such a charge. The boat thing IS very rare, but it can happen.

Oddly enough, I did my paper for VASAP about what a terrible organization MADD is and the teacher praised me for it. MADD lies horribly in their statistics (if you get in an accident on the way home from the grocery store with a 6 pack of beer in your trunk, that's alcohol related accident in their opinion), the person who founded MADD left because of how they bastardized her ideas, etc.
[this information all from VASAP]

I agree completely, my roommate was making a phone call in front of a party (while being stone-cold sober) and a cop came running at him from the street causing my friend to drop his cup and put his hands up. The cop then charged him with littering... on private property.
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ESPN - Bears' Benson says BWI, resisting arrest charges unfounded - NFL

Bears' Benson says BWI, resisting arrest charges unfounded

Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson was charged with boating while intoxicated after failing a sobriety test and resisting arrest that required officers to use pepper spray before dragging him ashore Saturday night, according to police.

If found guilty, Benson faces up to six months in jail and $2,000 for each class B misdemeanor. No court date has been set. In Texas, a BWI charge carries the same weight as a DWI.

The former Texas Longhorn, however, said he was not drunk and did not resist arrest.

"I was not intoxicated," Benson told the Chicago Sun-Times. "There was alcohol on the boat and others were enjoying themselves, but I wasn't drunk."

I wonder if he is telling the truth or not?
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:12 PM   #14
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I don't know if he was drunk or not, but if it is as the police say it was then I think the Bears might try and get rid of him soon. He's on the brink of being called a bust and I think they want to cut their losses with him and move on. It doesn't help that supposed reports coming out of the Bears minicamp is that Matt Forte is impressing a lot of people so far.
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Why did the Bears get rid of Thomas Jones agian?

Here's a good artical on the Neo-Madd Moms.

FOXNews.com - When Drunk Driving Deterrence Becomes Neo-Prohibition - Blog | Blogs | Popular Blogs | Video Blogs
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