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Old 05-13-2013, 04:23 PM   #21
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Didn't say he was drinking. Accident involving death...

"Cory Ross Downing, 25, was indicted May 9 for Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury or Death, and Intoxicated Manslaughter, court records show"
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I remember seeing this when it happened, check into his background. This guy is a POS and this is the second time he was a D-BAG
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:29 PM   #23
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I have to say I agree. I ride to the bar for pint night every week. Never get a 2nd (only 170lb), and if I did- I certainly wouldnt ride home. Wouldn't have a passenger on the back either way.
Why not ride with a passenger if there's no impairment? (I understnad if you just wanna have a pint and not take the ol' lady, lol)

Don't get me wrong, I'm not putting anybody down for making the choice to have a beer and ride. I'm just saying, don't fool yourself into thinking there is no impairment.
As long as you ride knowing the truth you will likely be fine.

BTW the reason there is a BAL of .08 is because that is the state's judgement of when you are too impaired to drive. It does NOT mean that at a level lower than .08 you have zero impairment.
Like I said, IMHO, a little alcohol = a little impairment. That might the all the impairment it takes when riding a bike.

I've been too drunk to walk and gotten on a bike. But I try to learn from my mistakes and don't do that anymore.
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I was too drunk to walk once. Riding was much easier
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:45 PM   #25
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I was too drunk to walk once. Riding was much easier
me too. But upon realizing it was far too hard to walk, i elected to crawl. i got back to my hotel room just fine.

but along the lines of what bumblebee is saying, ANY exposure will have an effect. a BAC of .02 could slow your reflexes by .05 seconds, 80mph is 117 feet per second. ever slammed on the brakes in a panic stop and been 5 feet from hitting something... want to chance it?
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I don't get impaired. I just dance better and have more game
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I don't get impaired. I just dance better and have more game
proof of said dancing and game? but we'll need samples of both sober and inibriated
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I said better. I did t say it was worthy of recording
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Sometimes I'm for this kind of punishment and then I think.... The passenger was dumb enough to climb on....
He left her on the side of the road to die? It says he was arrested hours later at an apartment complex. He deserves everything he gets if he left her there and fled. It will be hard to prove he was drunk at the time of the accident, too, if they arrested him hours later. Interesting case. I hope I get called for jury duty again.
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He left her on the side of the road to die? It says he was arrested hours later at an apartment complex. He deserves everything he gets if he left her there and fled. It will be hard to prove he was drunk at the time of the accident, too, if they arrested him hours later. Interesting case. I hope I get called for jury duty again.
If they are charging him with intox manslaughter then they likely have proof, probably blood samples. him dry, I cannot abide by cowards that flee when they up.
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I once led a pack of bikes from clear lake to asi to meet a larger group for a memorial ride. . .and I wreaked of alcohol soo badly a few of my MH brothers told me not to take my lid off nor talk to the group I was leading. Was it acceptable behavior? At the time it obviously didn't bother me, but I wouldn't do it these days. Did my friends that I was riding with give a ? Not one bit, they geared up and rode along. Human beings make mistakes. Some people learn from suffering the consequences of their stupid mistakes. Some people learn by reviewing the consequences of other peoples stupid mistakes. Some people never learn a thing no matter what they see, hear, or suffer from. Gear up and ride safe, if you want to act like an idiot (like I did) leave the passenger at home.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:19 PM   #32
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I remember hearing about this, I remembered once Squoddy brought up the fact that he did leave her on the side of the road, as arrested hours later.

And doesn't a "intoxicated manslaughter" charge indicate they know the person was drinking at the time of the accident? Maxgs, I'm confused by your statement...
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:30 PM   #33
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Why is there a blood alcohol level limit of .08?

To argue that one should not go out to eat and have a couple beers or wine and ride home, well I guess thats your stance and I can respect that.

I believe small quantities moderation yada yada.

Now, I just took my daily xanax. 2mg and I have a 58 mile ride home.

Am I slightly impared, not really at all. But to some degree, yes I guess I am.

I have been taking xanax before my ride home for 4 or 5 years now.
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He probably knew she was gone at the time of the accident. Leaving the scene would make proving he was drunk nearly impossible.
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This is a sad story . I personally knew her and went to middle school and part of high school with her. The driver was supposibly a pretty bad guy from what I've heard and he just left her there laying on the side of the road .
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My girl wants to know if theres a legal way to put it in writing. She does not want me charged by the popo. Then who will raise our kid.
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Why not ride with a passenger if there's no impairment? (I understnad if you just wanna have a pint and not take the ol' lady, lol)

Don't get me wrong, I'm not putting anybody down for making the choice to have a beer and ride. I'm just saying, don't fool yourself into thinking there is no impairment.
As long as you ride knowing the truth you will likely be fine.

BTW the reason there is a BAL of .08 is because that is the state's judgement of when you are too impaired to drive. It does NOT mean that at a level lower than .08 you have zero impairment.
Like I said, IMHO, a little alcohol = a little impairment. That might the all the impairment it takes when riding a bike.

I've been too drunk to walk and gotten on a bike. But I try to learn from my mistakes and don't do that anymore.
You're right- there is probably some level of impairment. However, between individuals there are reaction time differences, even with the same person something as simple as thinking about something can provide a distraction/impairment. I make judgement call based on my experience and my knowledge of alcohol metabolism. For me-Drinking 16oz of 5-7% over 45min-an hour provides less impairment than could be discerned from avg rider's reflexes.
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I love how all the drinkers say they aren't impaired by their 1-2 drinks..

Based on what? Your own opinion?

News flash.. you can't tell if you are imparied or not.
You "think" you are just fine and dandy, but odds are real good you ain't.
That's the joy of drugs and alchohol.. you can't tell when you are f-k'd up.
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i wish there were some stiffer penalties for persons driving a cage who kill anyone while intoxicated.....
I know of two guys who got charged with intoxicated manslaughter while driving their car. One got 10 years, the other got 12, and is still in jail. They deserve it. So does the motorcyclist. So I'd say the penalties are just as bad.
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