If I come off like a dick here, oh well.
I have no problem at all with cops waiting outside of bars to ticket people. To me that makes more sense than waiting on the side of the highway to pull someone over for 10 miles above the limit. More fatal crashes result from alcohol than any other cause.
As far as the DUI goes, it sucks, but no one made the choice for you. I like to drink as much as the next guy, but there is no way I am getting behind the wheel. It isn't worth the risk. Not only the financial costs, but imagine going through the rest of your life if you killed someone. Your friend may only turn 23 once, big deal. The choice to get behind the wheel with that in your system could impact a lot more than your friend having a good party. You could have made someone a widow, or taken away someone's son or daughter. I really hope there isn't a next time for you man, it is just to risky. Also the fines aren't going to be the only cost, wait until your car insurance company finds out you are now high risk. Just use this to learn you lesson and next time you get thrashed, just fork out the $30 for the cab, or plan a DD. To me it still sounds like you got off pretty easy.
A couple quick stats:
The impact of alcohol involvement increases with injury severity. Alcohol-involved crashes accounted for 10 percent of property damage only crash costs, 21 percent of nonfatal injury crashes; and 46 percent of fatal injury crash costs.
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2005, 16,885 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes - an average of one almost every half-hour. These deaths constituted approximately 39 percent of the 43,443 total traffic fatalities.
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