Lawn Mower DUI

 
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ALEDO, Ill – The estranged husband of an alleged murder victim will spend time in prison for driving a lawn mower.

On Tuesday, January 24th, William “Pete” White, 43, was sentenced to four years in prison for driving with a revoked license.

On July 18th, 2011, White was arrested for driving a riding mower through Viola.

According to White’s attorney via QCOnline, he has never seen anyone sent to prison for riding a lawn mower.

However, White is a repeat offender.

This is White’s 11th conviction for driving on a revoked license. He has also been convicted for driving under the influence of alcohol six times.

He is currently under investigation for murdering his ex.

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throw the key away

After six DUIs they should lock him up and throw the key away. I can't understand why the law makers won't pass some stricter laws. Maybe it's the booze lobby filling their pockets. We had a guy locally that had seven DUIs and ended up running into a lady killing her. They finally decided that maybe they should lock him up for awhile.

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What Laws

Frankly I do not think there are any laws you can pass that will change behavior of the hardcore offenders. I'll bet if you passed a law that called for summary execution at the curbside for anyone blowing over .08, you would still have people driving drunk. They do not care.

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True...

Aardvark wrote:

Frankly I do not think there are any laws you can pass that will change behavior of the hardcore offenders. I'll bet if you passed a law that called for summary execution at the curbside for anyone blowing over .08, you would still have people driving drunk. They do not care.

However you would not have repeat offenders.

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Excellent point

shrifty wrote:
Aardvark wrote:

Frankly I do not think there are any laws you can pass that will change behavior of the hardcore offenders. I'll bet if you passed a law that called for summary execution at the curbside for anyone blowing over .08, you would still have people driving drunk. They do not care.

However you would not have repeat offenders.

I agree that there comes a time when hardcore repeat offenders need to be locked up precisely because they will repeat.

GOOD!

Throw the key away.

Yes

trigon wrote:

Throw the key away.

Throw the key away - period.

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Why thow away the key?

He will get:
3 squares
room and board
medical
library, to do research to get out again

All of this at the tax payers expense.

We need tougher laws and tougher stomachs. One of the reason's for jail overcrowding is all of the death row inmates that are still living after 10+ years after conviction.

Get rid of them and suddenly there is some empty beds and rooms for the less violent.

Become a career crimnal, same fate. If a person cannot be rehabilitated to live in our society then they do not belong, get rid of them.

I agree my points are harsh but htese free loaders have got to go.

That might be more expensive ...

wknight40 wrote:

He will get:
3 squares
room and board
medical
library, to do research to get out again

All of this at the tax payers expense.

We need tougher laws and tougher stomachs. One of the reason's for jail overcrowding is all of the death row inmates that are still living after 10+ years after conviction.

Get rid of them and suddenly there is some empty beds and rooms for the less violent.

Become a career crimnal, same fate. If a person cannot be rehabilitated to live in our society then they do not belong, get rid of them.

I agree my points are harsh but htese free loaders have got to go.

Mario Cuomo, former governor of N.Y., used to claim that a life sentence is cheaper than a death sentence because of the (seemingly) endless appeals available to death row inmates. I have no idea whether it's true, but it wouldn't surprise me. rolleyes

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Just one question

How did his ex die?

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Her death in October

Jery wrote:

How did his ex die?

His wife was bludgeoned to death in her own back yard. Her boy found his momma when he came home. Apparently no witnesses or clues.
When he plead guilty last July, several crimes were dismissed including theft, violation of no contact order, resisting arrest and possession of controlled substance.

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It's True

tomkk wrote:
wknight40 wrote:

He will get:
3 squares
room and board
medical
library, to do research to get out again

All of this at the tax payers expense.

We need tougher laws and tougher stomachs. One of the reason's for jail overcrowding is all of the death row inmates that are still living after 10+ years after conviction.

Get rid of them and suddenly there is some empty beds and rooms for the less violent.

Become a career crimnal, same fate. If a person cannot be rehabilitated to live in our society then they do not belong, get rid of them.

I agree my points are harsh but htese free loaders have got to go.

Mario Cuomo, former governor of N.Y., used to claim that a life sentence is cheaper than a death sentence because of the (seemingly) endless appeals available to death row inmates. I have no idea whether it's true, but it wouldn't surprise me. rolleyes

If you are just talking about dollars spent, yes it is more expensive to impose the death penalty than a life sentence.

Death a better deterent

The mere fact that convicted murderers fight so hard to avoid the death penalty is proof that it is a much larger deterent than is a lift sentence.

I think anybody that drinks alcohol at all has some risk of a DUI. I limit myself to 2 drinks and for my height/weight that should avoid an issue but if I metabolize alcohol unusually it might not. But that sort of explanation could cover one conviction, not 6.

I think most felons do not believe they will be caught. Especially with drinking, they are likely to be legallay drunk many times more than they are caught being legally drunk.

Jim

vast majority of the one's they caught were repeat offenders

I had a friend that was a cop and he told me that when they picked someone up and found that they were driving drunk that it was very rare that it was a first offense.

The vast majority of the one's they caught were repeat offenders and not first timers.

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rjrsw wrote:

I had a friend that was a cop and he told me that when they picked someone up and found that they were driving drunk that it was very rare that it was a first offense.

The vast majority of the one's they caught were repeat offenders and not first timers.

So how did the first offenders get caught?

Quote: On July 18th, 2011,

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On July 18th, 2011, White was arrested for driving a riding mower through Viola.

That's new. I didn't know a mower was considered a vehicle.

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Sure is

Cyberian75 wrote:
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On July 18th, 2011, White was arrested for driving a riding mower through Viola.

That's new. I didn't know a mower was considered a vehicle.

A riding mower certainly is a vehicle in the legal sense, and so is a golf cart and even a non-powered every-day pedal-style bicycle! And if you are liquored up don't walk home either....that's public intox.

Guess who'll be cutting the

Guess who'll be cutting the grass at the prison!

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Bicycle

grtlake wrote:
Cyberian75 wrote:
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On July 18th, 2011, White was arrested for driving a riding mower through Viola.

That's new. I didn't know a mower was considered a vehicle.

A riding mower certainly is a vehicle in the legal sense, and so is a golf cart and even a non-powered every-day pedal-style bicycle! And if you are liquored up don't walk home either....that's public intox.

Yep. Years ago I was a crew boss in a factory. I had an employee fail to show up for his shift. I later learned he had been arrested for drunken bicycling.

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Horse

I guy in Colorado was arrested for DUI on his horse several months ago. IIRC a judge later dismissed the case.

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I think I read about a DUI

I think I read about a DUI while riding a horse somewhere too!!

EDIT: it must have been the one Bob was referring to!!

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