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Old 01-25-2013, 04:03 PM
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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.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:13 PM
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It would probably easier for the LEO to let ya'll go if the son is driving and you explaining the situation.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:13 PM
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how can you get a DUI blowing a 0.02?

depending on how far, walk home ... or get your friend to take ya.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:37 PM
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how can you get a DUI blowing a 0.02?

depending on how far, walk home ... or get your friend to take ya.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:14 PM
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also agree with j.mccreight ... ticket for no license beats the heck out of a DUI
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:19 PM
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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.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:25 PM
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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.
FYI, a portable breathalizer is not super accurate and isn't even allowed as evidence in court (at least in Iowa). Don't count on it to be your I'm ok to drive savior.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:27 PM
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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.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:08 PM
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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.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:46 PM
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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.
No, not so different in the US. http://www.itwonthappentome.org/docu...abilityDoc.pdf

What is the lesson you teach your son if you drive? Remember he will be faced with that situation in the not so distant future. Whatever reason (excuse) you offer him, you may get it turned around on.

What is the lesson you teach your son if you let him drive, clearly knowing it is illegal?

Maybe you should have a look at http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...2180038AAlgnp0

Call the wife, call a friend, call your brother-in-law, call a cab (not an option in your case), sleep if off in your car, walk if you have to... Neither of the two choices you presented would be a choice for me.
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