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    Re: Cedric Griffin Gets Community Service For DUI

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    Someone in chat before 1 of the preseason games had mentioned he was arrested... apparently the chatter had inside info as he was absolutely sure it had happened even though I never saw a report on it.
    Looks as if his info was good.

    Frankly, I'm disappointed he was arrested.
    Maybe I'm twisting things a bit, but if the car was stopped at the side of the road, what law did he break?
    Is it illegal to sit in a running car while drunk?
    I'm by no means in favor of DUI, but to punish someone who realizes their making a mistake and immediately stops an action, I'm not sure that sits well with me.
    You can get a DUI for being asleep in the backseat of a car with the keys in your pocket.

    If you have access to the keys and are drunk in the car you can get a DUI.
    I don't know what the laws are like elsewhere but I always heard here that if the keys were out of the ignition and in a cup holder or glove compartment or something you couldn't be arrested for DUI. That's kind of kaka del rio that they can arrest you for making a good decision and pulling over.
    Yes, you can still be arrested. You can get a DUI for riding a skateboard drunk.
    It has to be a motorized vehicle, i have heard of people getting a dui for riding a lawnmower while intoxicated but never a skateboard.

    I dont know what state you are from and how the law is there but here in Minnesota I highly doubt that is the case.

    I am not sure how the law is but I know a fella that will never be allowed to drive a vehicle again because of 7 dui's he has.
    But he is allowed to drive a motorized bike as long as the engine is below a certain amount of cc's.

    You dont drive a skateboard, you ride it.
    nope, it doesn't have to be a motorized vehicle.
    You can get DUI on a bike, that I know as a fact.

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    Re: Cedric Griffin Gets Community Service For DUI

    Damn that sucks, I just finished up with some community service and it sucks (picking up trash along the highway). It put a lot of stress on me back too, it was sore for about 4 days afterwards. At least he made a smart decision in pulling over.

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    Re: Cedric Griffin Gets Community Service For DUI

    They better not boot him for this.....

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    Re: Cedric Griffin Gets Community Service For DUI

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    They better not boot him for this.....
    I can't seem them cutting him loose, they tend to turn a blind eye to players that we NEED.
    that, and Griffin was doing the "right" thing by sleeping it off.

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    Re: Cedric Griffin Gets Community Service For DUI

    hope he doesnt get suspended for this


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    Re: Cedric Griffin Gets Community Service For DUI

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    hope he doesnt get suspended for this
    It happened in August, I would think if something were to happen from this, we would have heard of something by now.

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    Re: Cedric Griffin Gets Community Service For DUI

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    From experience, at least by the Laws in NJ...

    If you are drunk the only way you can get a DUI is if the keys are in the ignition.

    There was one time I came out of a bar way to drunk to drive, I sat in my car while I waited on a ride from someone else to come pick me up and a cop came up to me and asked was I alright.
    I said yeah I just had too much to drink.
    He said the keys are not in your ignition are they?
    I said no, and showed him that they were in my pocket, he left and that was that.

    I also had another friend who after going to the casino plenty of night would go in his car and sleep off his drinks for the night.
    He did get a dui once when he had his keys in the ignition for the heat in the winter.
    He was told he got the dui because the keys were in the ignition.
    Since then he no longer puts his keys in the ignition if he had too much to drink.

    There is a possibility that my case was different because I was in front of the bar and it was obvious that I did not drive the car to get to my destination drunk.
    If Cedric Griffin was on the side of the highway or on the road not near a bar then it's obvious he drove there and then pulled over.
    Again the laws in MN and in NJ could be different so who knows.
    Actually, so long as the keys are accessible you're considered in control of the vehicle. They need to be out of sight and arms reach for you to be in the car while intoxicated.

    Edit: In some states. New Jersey isn't one of them. But if you're in the drivers seat you'd be smart to not have your keys accessible.
    Sleep in the back seat.

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    Re: Cedric Griffin Gets Community Service For DUI

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    [quote author=BleedinPandG link=topic=53579.msg1003602#msg1003602 date=1255027007]
    Someone in chat before 1 of the preseason games had mentioned he was arrested... apparently the chatter had inside info as he was absolutely sure it had happened even though I never saw a report on it.
    Looks as if his info was good.

    Frankly, I'm disappointed he was arrested.
    Maybe I'm twisting things a bit, but if the car was stopped at the side of the road, what law did he break?
    Is it illegal to sit in a running car while drunk?
    I'm by no means in favor of DUI, but to punish someone who realizes their making a mistake and immediately stops an action, I'm not sure that sits well with me.
    You can get a DUI for being asleep in the backseat of a car with the keys in your pocket.

    If you have access to the keys and are drunk in the car you can get a DUI.
    I don't know what the laws are like elsewhere but I always heard here that if the keys were out of the ignition and in a cup holder or glove compartment or something you couldn't be arrested for DUI. That's kind of kaka del rio that they can arrest you for making a good decision and pulling over.
    Yes, you can still be arrested. You can get a DUI for riding a skateboard drunk.
    It has to be a motorized vehicle, i have heard of people getting a dui for riding a lawnmower while intoxicated but never a skateboard.

    I dont know what state you are from and how the law is there but here in Minnesota I highly doubt that is the case.

    I am not sure how the law is but I know a fella that will never be allowed to drive a vehicle again because of 7 dui's he has.
    But he is allowed to drive a motorized bike as long as the engine is below a certain amount of cc's.

    You dont drive a skateboard, you ride it.
    nope, it doesn't have to be a motorized vehicle.
    You can get DUI on a bike, that I know as a fact.
    [/quote]
    This is true. On a bike you are granted the same rights as drivers on the road and therefore are subject to all duties of drivers on the road, and not being a drunk idiot is one of those duties.

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    Re: Cedric Griffin Gets Community Service For DUI

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    [size=12pt]Vikings' Griffin Gets Community Service For DUI[/size]

    Vikings defensive star Cedric Griffin will spend two days doing community service to pay for an August drunken driving arrest...
    Wow. I didn't even realize he got arrested.

    I hadn't heard of it either...but this shows a bit of good decision-making on his part.

    The incident occurred when Griffin pulled his car over to the side of Hwy. 5 in Eden Prairie because he didn't feel it was safe for him to continue on the road. Police saw Griffin's car and made the arrest after finding him inside.
    [size=13pt]CB Griffin pleads guilty to DWI, gets fine, service[/size]
    I drove that stretch of road drunk many times when I was his age.

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    Re: Cedric Griffin Gets Community Service For DUI

    I woulda let him go

    He was doing the right thing

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