Drunk Driver on the Loose in Greenville!

I usually don’t cover this sort of thing but there are a bunch of morons on my post about the Hailee Bar shooting claiming that, among other things, I’m a douchebag for being critical of people who drive to bars then drive home. Heaven fore-fend!

Anyway this is how drunks on our highways end up killing people – luckily this time no one was hurt:

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Greenville County deputies said they are looking for a driver who got away after a chase Thursday morning.

Deputies said they began chasing the car after it did not stop when they tried to pull it over. They said they believe the driver was intoxicated.

Investigators said the driver led deputies through a neighborhood along Pine Creek Drive and Augusta Road before crashing into a mailbox on Bruce Road.

But hey, I’m being a douche for being against drunk driving. This is why this country is doomed.

Comments

19 Responses to “Drunk Driver on the Loose in Greenville!”

  1. Nick on April 21st, 2011 9:45 pm

    Man. you never get it, you’re not a douche for being against drunk driving, I am as well, you’re a douche for statuing that every person that goes to any bar is drinking and driving. It’s not your point it’s your blanket statement that makes you a jerk. Anyone who reads the discussion on the other page will see this guy puts words in people’s mouths and makes assumptions.

  2. Rob Taylor on April 21st, 2011 9:52 pm

    If you drive to a bar and drive out after drinking what are you doing? And what does “statuing” mean?

  3. Nick on April 21st, 2011 10:19 pm

    It’s stating I assumed you were intelligent enough to figure it out, I should have known better, and when have you seen every person at a bar driving in separate cars? How do you know if they have a DD or someone picking them up? You just assume. Where does this article say the driver left a bar, was seen drinking, or was ever given a breathalyzer, or field sobriety test? The police THINK he was intoxicated but the driver was never seen having a drink or leaving a drinking establishment. I am amazed you have a career sir. Once again insults and proof reading because you can’t deal with being questioned you have nothing past your opinion

  4. Rob Taylor on April 21st, 2011 10:28 pm

    Are you kidding? Why did he run? Are you saying the cops can’t tell when a guy is drunk?

  5. DodiaFae on April 21st, 2011 10:30 pm

    I have never seen any bar parking lot empty. And most often, the DD doesn’t forgo the booze… they say “only two” or “only three”.

  6. Nick on April 21st, 2011 10:47 pm

    So you don’t even need proof anymore. The police think it so therefore it is…. If that was the case no one would have ever been found innocent in court ever. Cops pull people over all the time and are incorrect when they accuse them of being drunk, they also let people go who are drunk because they miss it, and thats face to face! Odds would say that this guy PROBABLY was drunk I would agree with you, but how do you post this as if you KNOW he was. You do need proof in America, even if you would rather it be run on your personal opinion and assumptions

    Dodia, please don’t align yourself with this guys stupidity, how can you say what MOST DD’s do? You have no knowledge whatsoever of that it’s your opinion, which you are absolutly entitled to, but know it’s only that, you don’t have any means to know that what you are saying is truth. I have DD’d and not drank anythign but water or soda as have my friends that I have gone out with

  7. Rob Taylor on April 21st, 2011 11:38 pm

    Yes Nick you’re probably right, the guy crashed into a mailbox and fled from police because he was stone cold sober and innocent as a new born babe.

    Hmmm. You seem pretty interested in proving this guy’s innocence – even though he broke the law. Friend of yours?

  8. DodiaFae on April 22nd, 2011 1:22 am

    Nick, it’s my experience. I wouldn’t get into a car with a DD who “only had two”. Driving buzzed is still driving under the influence.

  9. max on April 22nd, 2011 7:11 am

    Wait a minute, if you don’t go out to bars because you believe everyone there is drunk.
    And you believe all drunk people suck. Then how the hell do you know what most DD’s say? Either you’re lying and you do go out to bars and hang with other people who suck (your words, not mine). Or you don’t know what most DD’s say. There is no in between. That is the obvious fallacy in your statement.
    I know you are probably having trouble comprehending the previous paragraph, so I’ll explain it to you, Dodia. I’m calling you a LIAR!!!!

  10. max on April 22nd, 2011 7:12 am

    By the way,Nick, Dodia is one of his MySpace friends. Of course s/he will have his back.

  11. nick on April 22nd, 2011 1:38 pm

    I don’t mind her disagreeing, I mind the jerkoff who writes this page judging everything based on his opinion with no facts to show.

  12. Concerned resident on April 23rd, 2011 12:39 pm

    I’m not going to get involved in the current debate but I want to know how could the police honestly ensure that our roads are free of drunk drivers? Should there be a police car at every bar so they can watch who is leaving or should the bar take notice of who is really drunk and then notify the police?
    Should the penalties for drink-driving be increased but then how do we know when to stop increasing fines and prison sentences.. when people stop driving altogether?

    Is the main problem simply people don’t give a fuck about their actions ? A kind of mentality that says “hey, I’m alright, fuck everyone else…”.

  13. Rob Taylor on April 23rd, 2011 1:18 pm

    I think your last point is right. The solution is to bring back public shame – make people aware of how much people disapprove of driving drunk

  14. loup garou on April 25th, 2011 1:54 pm

    wow…. I think this is Rob’s page, I think with out him, it wouldn’t be here… that said, I don’t agree with everything he says, but I laugh and shake my head and move on. His opinion isn’t always my opinion.(although I agree more than not and I am regularly quick to judge and stereo type anyone or thing outside of my own skin. God bless you Archie Bunker… see, that’s a joke.) Also I’m not forced to read this stuff or made to think like him. So Max and Nick, relax, this is just a fun site to visit in between spreadsheets.

  15. DodiaFae on April 25th, 2011 4:04 pm

    I was stupid in college, and did get into cars with DDs who “only had a couple”. I’m sure I mentioned that my statements were based on personal experience, but nowhere did I say that I still do stupid shit. And I even think that I stated (either in this discussion or the one this was posted in response to) that I sucked as a person whenever I was drunk. If you can’t pay attention or keep up, I recommend that you STFU to avoid looking like an ass.

    I’m pushing 40 now and have realized that I have much more to live for than a fun night on the town… I’ve got two beautiful kids who need their mommy. If I drink at all, it’s one glass of wine (or mead or beer), and never do if I’m the only one home with my babies. It’s called being responsible, and “growing up”. Maybe you should try it sometime. Just in case you have reading comprehension issues and are confused as to what I’m getting at, I’m calling you an irresponsible manchild. Grow the fuck up.

  16. loup garou on April 25th, 2011 4:33 pm

    ah, the Wrath of a woman….awesome! Damn D you make me feel all warm and fuzzy when you talk like that… hehehe. I have also done stupid things in my not so distant youth that other friends also did and didn’t live to tell about it on a blog. It all has to do with numbers and luck. I’m here, they’re not. I don’t feel special, but thankful that I get to see my kids, wife and parents every day and try to be a responsible adult and contribute to Society. BTW pushing forty is better than pushing daisies. I’m settling in ok with it, you’ll be fine.

  17. DodiaFae on April 25th, 2011 8:18 pm

    BTW, Max, in case you’re too stupid to realize it, my last comment was a response to your comment to me.

    And, yes, I’m on Rob’s “friends list” on Myspace, as well as on Facebook, and he’s even a member of my website. We do agree on a lot of things, but not on everything… but we definitely agree on the things that count, like people who abuse kids deserve to be thrown in jail, and people who leave bars drunk (or “buzzed”) and get behind the wheel of a car deserve to be thrown in jail.

  18. DodiaFae on April 25th, 2011 8:20 pm

    @ Loup – stupid people irk the shit out of me. And pushing 40 is way better than pushing up daisies. :)

  19. Julie Moon on September 15th, 2011 11:29 am

    Dear Rob, as I read your comments and replies, I am compelled to tell of my own experience with an habitual drunk driver and the failures of our legal community to do their sworn duty to uphold the laws of our state. When traveling every day from the 291-Whitehorse Rd. area towards Wareplace, on several occasions I had near misses when local bar patrons were leaving the numerous bars on Hwy 25. After about 4 times of these instances,and calling 911 and reporting “Suspicions” of DUI and/ or impaired driving, following these people to their destinations, and forwarding this info back to 911 dispatch, and offering my name and phone if needed for future witness at trial, not one time was there an arrest made or follow up contact from Greenville County Sheriff Dept. The fact is, on Feb. 12,2011, at approx. 11:30 pm, a known neighborhood man left the Howling Wolf on Hwy. 25, southbound, was followed to his destination, a parking lot, were he passed out behind the wheel of his UNINSURED truck, has had an suspended license for the past 6 years, a stolen tag on his truck, and no legal registration. The two deputy sheriff cars arrived 5 minutes after the call and left the scene 7 minutes later, leaving the man and his illegal vehicle were they sat. On further investigating the following morning with the Sheriff’s dept. not even a background check was made on this man. When the man in question was asked how he evaded being arrested, his words ” all I had to do was rattle off the names of the 4 cops I target shoot with and blamed it on my wife”, the cops response, ” we get it man, sleep it off and have a good one”. Now, the fact is, after just one drink brain chemicals and judgement is impaired, and people that drive while intoxicated believe they are fine to drive. That is why we have laws and employ law enforcement to ENFORCE the laws, not to selectively enforce laws on those who are not “connected”. So after months of reporting the known habitual impaired drivers to no avail, having rock solid prove of these law breakers, if one of them injure in any way an innocent person, the Greenville County Sheriff Dept. can expect several lawsuits to be filed by numerous tax payers of this community, and not to absolve the bar owners and/or the bar tenders that allow these intoxicated customers to leave their property in such a state,as to the law of “NEGLIGENT ENTRUSTMENT” and it’s application inside and outside the context of alcohol intoxication. As the GCSD responded to over 445,000 calls last year alone, with a dismal arrest quota in comparison, it is our duty as tax paying community members to demand that our elected officials enforce the law, no matter who breaks them, and to be vigilant in reporting crimes or suspected crimes. Nearly every one has a cell phone with a camera these days, and if you do not do your civic duty in reporting these impaired driver’s, don’t whine when one of them slams into your vehicle killing your child or a loved one. As to point, Kenneth “T-Bone” Reed was killed when he slammed his motorcycle into a tree after leaving the Howling Wolf after a night of heavy drinking and with the full knowledge of the staff working that night, just thankful he killed himself and not an innocent person.

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