Cowboys Player Arrested For Intoxication Manslaughter After Drunken Wreck Kills Teammate

We have to reconsider the culture of mobility.

Via the Evil Blogger Lady, @MsEBL

Posted by: Ace at 11:30 AM



Comments

1 I don't think you understand. We aren't talking about Prohibition. We're just worried about these 20-somethings with all that testosterone drinking, that's all. We just want reasonable restrictions.

Posted by: NR Pax at December 09, 2012 11:32 AM (Ys2Vs)

2 Smaller fuel tanks, less engine power. Something has to be done.

Self burning cars maybe.

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at December 09, 2012 11:35 AM (AWmfW)

3 @2: Well we can try to lower the price on the Fisker for starters.

Posted by: NR Pax at December 09, 2012 11:37 AM (Ys2Vs)

4 As someone who can't comprehend how adults don't "grow out" of getting themselves drunk, I especially can't understand how adults don't take responsibility for staying away from the wheel after they have drunk more than a couple of beers...
Every year, we hear about more and more of these, and the only thing I hear people fearing is "getting caught with a DUI."
Hello! Have you noticed that you could kill someone??! Or are you really more worried about a 30-day suspended license?!
I just don't get it...

Posted by: It could happen to anyone at December 09, 2012 11:43 AM (++uBO)

5 Who needs military sized vehicles when we have public trasnsit and unicycles

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at December 09, 2012 11:44 AM (oppgi)

6 book thread up

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 11:46 AM (piMMO)

7 Under the Obama regime, we are reconsidering the culture of mobility.

Posted by: Vermin at December 09, 2012 11:47 AM (2csLb)

8 Cars are not in the Constitution, Wingnuts!

Posted by: eman at December 09, 2012 11:47 AM (frNqd)

9 I'm a lifelong drinker, and I have just never been that drunk. Not doing it right?

Posted by: comatus at December 09, 2012 11:48 AM (qaVK+)

10 A traffic jam is not a well-regulated militia, Wingnuts!

Posted by: eman at December 09, 2012 11:49 AM (frNqd)

11 It's a self-solving problem anyway. The answer is Government Motors electric cars powered by the explosions of other Government Motors electric cars. Energy problem AND mobility problem solved.

Posted by: Vermin at December 09, 2012 11:49 AM (2csLb)

12 Every American has the Right, given to them by the Constitution, to own a 1787 Ford Smallpox.

Posted by: eman at December 09, 2012 11:50 AM (frNqd)

13
This is terrible.
The Dallas D-line was already weak against the run. Any chance Brent gets a work release deal?

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 09, 2012 11:52 AM (85EaA)

14 Growing up our next door neighbor had a tow truck and the contract for all the wreck towing in the area.

Seeing the contents of what he'd drag back was more than enough to disabuse anyone of even thinking about driving drunk. Blood by the bucket, bone fragments, and pieces of brain stuck all over the inside of the cars...and then the stories of the bizarre situations and places where he'd be called to extract these rolling abattoirs from...

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 09, 2012 11:52 AM (2RJQo)

15 Has the DoT begun selling unmarked cars to the Mexican cartels yet? Ray LaHood looks shifty to me.

Posted by: huerfano at December 09, 2012 11:53 AM (bAGA/)

16 Self burning cars maybe.
Posted by: Temper Tantrum at December 09, 2012 11:35 AM (AWmfW)
That would save our special effects guys some trouble.

Posted by: NBC News at December 09, 2012 11:54 AM (4u2LN)

17 Well, since Costas doesn't believe in the viability of a culture of personal responsibility, it only makes sense as the next logical step. Ban guns. Ban cars. Ban booze. Ban strip clubs. Ban, ban, ban.

And be grateful to the almighty the gubmint for not (yet) simply putting all us non-Hollywood/non-political elites in straightjackets. Which would be for our own protection, of course.

Posted by: Swanny at December 09, 2012 11:55 AM (ZthpO)

18 I especially can't understand how adults don't take responsibility for
staying away from the wheel after they have drunk more than a couple of
beers...



If only we could consume alcohol in the safety of our own homes.

Posted by: fluffy at December 09, 2012 11:55 AM (z9HTb)

19 Has the DoT begun selling unmarked cars to the Mexican cartels yet?

No need, the running gear and brakes on all those Mexican semi's are plenty lethal. The DoT swears they meet our standards, but you know that's a crock.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 09, 2012 11:56 AM (2RJQo)

20 If he took the choo choo train home, both of these players would be able to taste their tears of defeat to the Redskins again this year.

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 09, 2012 11:59 AM (Zd/NW)

21 $

Posted by: Thorvald at December 09, 2012 12:01 PM (RFasm)

22 Posted by: @PurpAv at December 09, 2012 11:56 AM (2RJQo)

The combination of sub-standard equipment and lousy drivers is why the death rate on Mexican roads is astronomical.

People assume that trucks are just like cars: they aren't.

A tractor needs constant maintenance, or it quickly becomes extremely dangerous. And those trailers are not simple pieces of equipment either.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 09, 2012 12:02 PM (GsoHv)

23 This thread is racist.

At LEAST they didn't have bible verses on their eyes or even pray at the game.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at December 09, 2012 12:03 PM (wR+pz)

24 Whom among us doesn't love a self-linking post?

Sure hope the NFL and the networks are banning any "Alcohol Culture" advertising from this week's games.

"Millionaires Who Drive Drunk and the Fat Sportswriters Who Defend Them: Tonight on PTI".

Posted by: ChampionCapua at December 09, 2012 12:04 PM (KZi9D)

25 It's not the car that both "tragedies" have in common.

We have to ban football! (Starting with Bob Costas)

Posted by: gastorgrab at December 09, 2012 12:05 PM (FX38i)

26
Bit of an assumption of risk when you yourself have been boozing with the driver. I got the impression the passenger didn't wear his seat belt, either.

Posted by: Walkers! at December 09, 2012 12:05 PM (e/Cti)

27 A V-8 running at 4000 rpm has 32,000 explosions a minute! That's like WWII going on under the hood of a car. Stop this insanity.

Clearly, we need to ban all explosions to keep our young people safe.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 09, 2012 12:07 PM (ccXZP)

28
A V-8 running at 4000 rpm has 32,000 explosions a minute!



Can't the spark plugs and gasoline vapor just coexist?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 09, 2012 12:10 PM (4u2LN)

29 Hello! Have you noticed that you could kill someone??! Or are you really more worried about a 30-day suspended license?!

I just don't get it...



Posted by: It could happen to anyone at December 09, 2012 11:43 AM



Yes, this. A motorcycle riding friend of mine died when a guy with 5 DUIs pulled off a side road onto the highway in front of him. He was released by the cops after his blood draw and got his 7th the next week. He was charged with his 6th and with vehicular homicide for killing Harry.

Posted by: huerfano at December 09, 2012 12:12 PM (bAGA/)

30 I recommend a Magical Negro driver.

Safe as kitten in my Momma's bosom.

Posted by: Miss Daisy at December 09, 2012 12:12 PM (frNqd)

31 Was he driving a crossbow?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 09, 2012 12:13 PM (jPVBi)

32 If all cars were equipped with speed limiting devices with their speed capped at a "safe and sane" walking pace, this carnage would be reduced to almost zero.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 09, 2012 12:14 PM (2RJQo)

33 >>>30 I recommend a Magical Negro driver.

Safe as kitten in my Momma's bosom.
Posted by: Miss Daisy

~~~~~~~~~

So long as your momma ain't Kim BigAss.

Posted by: Walkers! at December 09, 2012 12:17 PM (e/Cti)

34 Bob?

Posted by: teh Wind at December 09, 2012 12:28 PM (HBU8E)

35 Down goes Ace's post! Down goes Ace's post! Down goes Ace's post!

Posted by: Howard Cosell at December 09, 2012 12:33 PM (bbTyq)

36 Having a beer will now be called attempted intoxication manslaughter,

Posted by: MADD at December 09, 2012 12:35 PM (2t6Gz)

37 @36: You will be forced to register your beer, keep to a maximum of one six pack/week purchase and won't be able to buy anything stronger without a federal permit. After all, it's For The Children.

Posted by: NR Pax at December 09, 2012 12:48 PM (Ys2Vs)

38 We need a ban on assault vehicles.

Posted by: profligatewaste at December 09, 2012 01:02 PM (uyl03)

39 We must close the Beer Show loophole.

Posted by: eman at December 09, 2012 01:04 PM (frNqd)

40 The actual law is more hilarious:

Section 49.08 of the Texas penal code describes the crime as follows:

(a) A person commits an offense if the person: (1) operates a motor vehicle in a public place, operates an aircraft, a watercraft, or an amusement ride, or assembles a mobile amusement ride; and (2) is intoxicated and by reason of that intoxication causes the death of another by accident or mistake. (b) An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree.

Posted by: Whatev at December 09, 2012 01:14 PM (2t6Gz)

41 ... but it wasn't the state of intoxication that caused the death .. it was his overinflated ego

Posted by: Neo at December 09, 2012 01:18 PM (e8kgV)

42 Don't we need common sense restrictions on black football players and alcohol/drugs and things which move?

Since Whitlock has identified the NRA in a demonstrably racist manner, this would seem to be fair play.

Posted by: georgepatton at December 09, 2012 01:19 PM (qBLA2)

43 We told you so. But, would you listen? Nooooooo.

Posted by: The Women's Christian Temperance Union at December 09, 2012 01:27 PM (p4U6S)

44 Dear Senators, while it may appear at first glance that section 49.08 of the Texas penal code is air tight. I believe there is an unintended loophole for clown cars with 10 or more passengers.

Posted by: Whatev at December 09, 2012 01:53 PM (2t6Gz)

45 I look forward to Costas' cutting edge commentary calling for use to re-evaluate our car and alcohol culture. I'm sure he'll put in an empassioned plea for us all to use public transit more and for a special "transit" excise tax on the 1%. Afterall, when was the last time someone was killed by a bus driven by a drunk bus driver?

Posted by: rockhead at December 09, 2012 03:20 PM (ZMHGo)






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