In the current climate of political correctness, drunk driving is approaching the status of child molesting — and legislators, police, prosecutors and judges seem hell-bent on expanding the offense far beyond any reasonable interpretation. A recent example:
Appeals Court Nullifies Drunk "But Not Yet Driving" Offense
Pewaukee, WI. July 14 — A state appeals court nullified a drunk driving arrest today against a woman who was nabbed in Pewaukee before she could even start her car.
Brittany Meye was arrested in January of last year, just after she got into her car at a gas station. A police officer approached her, noticed a strong scnet of alcohol on her breath, and arrested her before she could start the car and pull away.
The Second District Court of Appeals in Waukesha said it’s wrong to suspect that a driver is drunk, just by smellin alcohol on people’s breath before they get behind the wheel.
Pretty obvious, right? Then why was Ms. Meye arrested by the cop — and charged by the prosecutor?
And if you think this is an isolated example, see a few of my earlier posts: State Supreme Court: DUI Doesn’t Require Driving, Convicted of Drunk Driving…Without Driving, Sleeping Under the Influence and How to "Drive" Under the Influence While Sleeping.
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