Driving under the influence: DUI – Why do they do it?

United States
July 7, 2012 4:51pm CST
Why do people drink and drive? There are still people who are BRAVE enough or STUPID enough to carry opened containers of beer, wine and licker (spelling intentional) in their vehicles.. and they aren’t afraid to tip them up. What is wrong with people these days? My daughter and I were out today in broad daylight and someone passed us on the road. We both looked as the car passed us and they were DRINKING! I didn't get their tag number, so I couldn't call it in to 911, but I would have if I could have known the make, model of the car even if I couldn't get the plate number. I believe a person driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs puts everyone on the road at risk. My minister friend lost his daughter about 6 years ago to a drunk driver. She was getting ready for prom and got hit and died at the scene of the accident. That stays in my mind and I feel it is everyone's duty to report anyone they know is drinking while driving. Are you shocked that there are STILL people who it? Do you feel you have a civic duty to help protect the other drivers on the road, or are they just all driving at their own risk if they should be hit by a drunk driver? What are your thoughts?
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5 responses
@peavey (15813)
• United States
7 Jul 12
I would report them, too. It's very irresponsible and immature to drive while drinking. I think people think "just one" won't bother them, but they don't realize that it does. And people tend to think "it" won't happen to them, whether that's an accident or being pulled over by the police. Or it could be just because some people are dense.
2 people like this
• United States
8 Jul 12
Yea, I'd say dense for sure. There are some real idiots on the road.
@Dominique25 (9476)
• United States
10 Jul 12
I think for a long time to come there will always be someone who thinks they are alright to drive. A lot of individuals are prideful and feel like they can drive and not get into an accident or get someone hurt. It is sad that things like that happen when it could be avoided. I'm sorry to hear that this happened to your friend. It is definitely needed for people to call things like that in, so that hopefully no one will get hurt.
1 person likes this
• United States
27 Jul 12
I completely agree with you. The penalties for those types of actions need to be stiffer. So many things are backwards when it comes to laws and judgements. Hopefully this will get better in time. Even though it should already be that way.
@AmbiePam (46972)
• United States
8 Jul 12
Did you hear about the guy who got busted for murder because he committed a DUI? He was stopped for drunk driving, and when you're caught in whatever state he was in you must give a DNA test. So he did. And of course he posted bond or whatever and was given a court date for the DUI. But he was arrested before that because they had entered his DNA in a database that matched his DNA to an unsolved murder back in 1989.
1 person likes this
• United States
8 Jul 12
Wow! Talk about a chance in a million?! That us great to get at least one more murderer off the street.
• United States
8 Jul 12
Yeah, i dont understand at all why people do that. Just a few days ago a person hit a telephone pole just a little up the road from my house and got killed and the passenger got life-lined. Yet i know people who act like nothing could happen like that to them because they think they are good drivers. I dont see where they get that mine set. I hate to see people drink and drive it scares me so much.
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• United States
8 Jul 12
The drunk driver is very selfish. He or she thinks it is okay to drive. They don't intend to get into an accident so they think that can't happen to them. Well, it can happen to them. And they can destroy other people's lives.
@Hatley (164074)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Jul 12
hi PointlesQuestions a person who drives drunk is a moronic idiot and selfish too boot. I will report anyone if I c an get the license number as they are a menace loose on the highway, nobody is safe while they are driving.we should all report anyone we see d iving and drinking..It is our civic to do so.
@Hatley (164074)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Jul 12
typo driving not diving ugh.
• United States
7 Jul 12
Although, to be fair, Hatley, Drinking and Diving is not a good idea, either. Peace
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• United States
8 Jul 12
H PT. I think Hatley already inferred that drinking and driving isn't a good idea. I think moronic idiot sums them up just fine.