.02% Blood-Alcohol = 25 Years to Life in Prison?

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As with our Constitution, so have our laws become increasingly malleable when it comes to drunk driving.  In keeping with MADD’s neo-prohibitionist agenda, it seems even the mere presence of alcohol is now enough…

La Porte Parolee Charged in Head-On Fatal Collision

Houston, TX.  Feb. 26  — A La Porte man with four prior drunken driving convictions who was paroled from prison was charged Thursday with criminally negligent homicide for a head-on crash that killed another motorist on Genoa Red Bluff Road.

Rodney Craig Price, 47, is being prosecuted as a habitual offender because of his prior convictions and faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted of the charge, said Harris County assistant district attorney Ryan Patrick…

Two witnesses told Houston police that Price was trying to pass other vehicles when he veered into the oncoming lane of traffic before the collision, the complaint shows…

Police noticed an odor of alcohol on Price’s breath after the crash two weeks ago, but blood tests revealed his blood alcohol concentration was 0.02, below the legal limit of 0.08, the complaint shows.

Hmmmm……Granted that this guy has a record, you still have to be intoxicated or over .08% to be charged with a drunk driving offense.  When did .02% become drunk?

Repeat Offender Accused of Drunk Driving Death

Houston, TX.  Mar. 5  —  On Thursday, a judge refused bond for the man accused of causing the horrific February crash, Rodney Craig Price…

Prosecutors believe Price’s blood alcohol level was near the legal limit when he plowed into Augst’s truck…

Since when is .02% "near the legal limit" of .08%?

(Thanks to David Baker and Responsibility in DUI Laws, Inc.)

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3 Responses to “.02% Blood-Alcohol = 25 Years to Life in Prison?”

  1. David W

    Are they charging this guy with a DUI offense or charging him with something that sounds like he did this deliberately?

    Lots of people make the mistake of passing at the wrong time that results in accidents and deaths unfortunately at times. Do they get charged like this too?

    Whats different here?

    March 9, 2009 - 12:54 pm #
  2. ruReadyMyFriend

    Seems like they need to blame someone for this tragedy, and if they can attach the DUI stigma, then it gives them free range to crucify someone so the public and families of this incident feel justice has been served.

    March 11, 2009 - 8:44 am #
  3. joe

    The legal limit was put in place for a reason. I don’t see how judges and prosecutors are getting around that. If they want to change the legal limit, fine. But right now we are supposed to be operating under established laws, not potential laws.

    March 12, 2009 - 8:41 am #