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milkmania 01-25-2013 04:03 PM

Lesser of two evils, but what would you do?
A good while back, my 15 year old son (14 at time) and I went over to a friend's house...
I had a couple of drinks, we left before dark so I asked my son to drive home.
I can get a DUI if I blow 0.02, and he can get a ticket for no driver's license.
And I'd probably get a ticket too...
Calling a cab in this area is not an option. I guess we could have phoned a friend :(
What would you have done? I've had my kids behind wheel pretty regularly from 12/13 years old on, in non-public areas.

Spork 01-25-2013 04:13 PM

It would probably easier for the LEO to let ya'll go if the son is driving and you explaining the situation.

pmkkdx 01-25-2013 04:13 PM

how can you get a DUI blowing a 0.02?

depending on how far, walk home ... or get your friend to take ya.

pmkkdx 01-25-2013 04:14 PM

also agree with j.mccreight ... ticket for no license beats the heck out of a DUI

h2oskifreak 01-25-2013 04:19 PM

Have a friend who carried a breathalizer in his trunk. He knows if he's cool or not, and it has been pretty fun to monkey around with.

rkhodges21 01-25-2013 04:27 PM

You must have a CDL, am I right? If you live in a rural area, and your son is a good driver, then you probably have nothing to worry about letting him drive even if you pass a cop. The best thing to do though if at all possible is avoid the situation all together. If you know you have to drive, don't drink.

petermegan 01-25-2013 05:08 PM

Wow, Things must different in the US. Whilst I do appreciate the travel dilemma when living in the country isn't there a huge legal implication of having an unlicensed, uninsured person behind the wheel. If some pedestrian staggers onto the road or a car comes from nowhere and causes an accident you could be sued for millions. I don't plan on loosing my house and farming property that quick! Like I said maybe things are different than here in OZ. .02c Have fun.

mikeg205 01-25-2013 05:15 PM

I would avoid both like the plague - easy pickings... easy bust for the officer...especially if you catch one who had a bad day.

neil.anderson63 01-25-2013 05:21 PM

Let the kid drive!!!! ........Unless you have a trunk monkey.

Voodoo 01-25-2013 05:32 PM



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