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Old 11-26-2020, 11:15 AM   #1
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Default Please donít drink and drive!

Drunk driver smashed in my fence last night around 1130pm. Truck took out a 4í gate, 9 4x4 posts, and about 75í of fence.

No drivers license, no insurance. Truck impounded, but that doesnít help me any.

Please if you drink donít drive. Missed hitting my house by about 4í, and thankfully missed the dog pen too.

Kiddo slept though the whole ordeal, and wife and I are ok.

I thankful for a lot of things this morning!
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Old 11-26-2020, 11:43 AM   #2
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So, no DL, no insurance...kids or better lifer?

.....and God Bless America.
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Old 11-26-2020, 11:46 AM   #3
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Praise the Lord nothing worse happened.

Hope PD hooked up the subject.
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Old 11-26-2020, 11:49 AM   #4
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glad to hear you and family are safe...
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Old 11-26-2020, 11:53 AM   #5
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Ouch.....thats way too close for comfort. Thank goodness.

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Old 11-26-2020, 12:07 PM   #6
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Illegal?
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Old 11-26-2020, 12:21 PM   #7
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Seen that a LOT in 20 years
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Old 11-26-2020, 12:23 PM   #8
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Illegal?
Yes, drinking and driving is illegal.
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Old 11-26-2020, 12:27 PM   #9
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WTH! Thank goodness no one was hurt
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Old 11-26-2020, 12:29 PM   #10
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Obviously undocumented.
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Old 11-26-2020, 01:03 PM   #11
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Iíd have a hard time not beating him once I found out he was drunk.


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Old 11-26-2020, 01:19 PM   #12
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Wow! Glad everyone is ok.
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Old 11-26-2020, 01:44 PM   #13
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Whatcha want for 'em?
Kidding..Man,Glad yall are okay!
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Old 11-26-2020, 01:53 PM   #14
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Yes sorry I posted in the classified. Didnít get much sleep after being woken up. Not an illegal. Just a guy with mental health issues according to pd. Wife and family are frequent flyers with ccpd.

I assumed he was drunk from the beginning but pd assured it was a mental health issue. His contractor ďbuddyĒ came over this am and confirmed my suspicion that they were drinking earlier and was hoping heíd go to jail for a wake up call.

He was very apologetic and kept saying that he was a veteran and had fallen on hard times. With the mental health issue I quickly calmed down, and started assessing the damage, and just made sure everyone was safe.

The fence can be replaced and the contractor buddy said they would take care of the issue but we have an emergency fund for emergencies and Iíll get the work done either way.

Pleas donít drink and drive.

Jason Slocum

Ps can a mod move this to around the campfire?
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Old 11-26-2020, 03:30 PM   #15
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Addiction / alcoholism is a mental health issue. So glad you're family is ok. That was close.

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Old 11-26-2020, 03:30 PM   #16
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Glad no body was hurt Jason.



If a person has ever seen what happens to a human in a DD car wreck first hand, where someone is killed, still inside the vehical, you'll have second thoughts about ever driving while buzzed or intoxicated again. I praise our first responders for what they have to go through. I've seen a few in my lifetime. Even had one coworker killed that should not have been an open casket funeral for the 18yoa girl who just had her B-day 2 weeks before. She was a new unmarried mom too. Baby's Daddy went to jail for it.


Intoxicated or "Buzzed" driving does nothing but cause people grief.
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Old 11-26-2020, 07:15 PM   #17
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Glad you and the family were not harmed

What is it with police not wanting to pursue charges for driving while impaired?

I followed a guy one morning about 2mo ago while on phone with dispatcher. Person was almost involved in a couple of wrecks but luckily managed to make it to a convenience store. Cops showed up, talked to him briefly and let me know someone was coming to get the guy.
I won't waste any more time calling one in. Don't know if they couldn't or just didn't want to mess with it for whatever reason
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Old 11-26-2020, 07:22 PM   #18
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Glad you and the family were not harmed

What is it with police not wanting to pursue charges for driving while impaired?

I followed a guy one morning about 2mo ago while on phone with dispatcher. Person was almost involved in a couple of wrecks but luckily managed to make it to a convenience store. Cops showed up, talked to him briefly and let me know someone was coming to get the guy.
I won't waste any more time calling one in. Don't know if they couldn't or just didn't want to mess with it for whatever reason
I wouldn't give up on reporting a DD, you never know what life you might save. Even if the don't arrest the driver.
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Old 11-26-2020, 07:42 PM   #19
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I wouldn't give up on reporting a DD, you never know what life you might save. Even if the don't arrest the driver.
This ^^^^
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Old 11-26-2020, 07:47 PM   #20
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Jason I have one of the Harbor Freight gas powered post hole digger, it works. This past year I drilled 26 post holes in this black clay. You are welcome to use it if you need it.
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Old 11-26-2020, 08:55 PM   #21
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Glad he didn't hit your house.

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Old 11-26-2020, 08:59 PM   #22
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Glad it wasn’t anything more than your fence bud hope the man gets help as well
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Old 11-26-2020, 09:07 PM   #23
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There was an accident close to us a few days ago. Involved several people from our town. Driver, not sure he was drunk but he usually was, even at 10 in the morning, hit a car head on. He wasn’t hurt much at all. Other vehicle had mom, dad and a child in it. Both parents were killed, kid is supposed to be ok. Once the driver that caused the wreck saw the results, he went back to his pick up and shot himself right there on the scene.

Horrible situation all the way around for all involved.
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Old 11-26-2020, 09:16 PM   #24
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Glad you and the family were not harmed

What is it with police not wanting to pursue charges for driving while impaired?

Don't know if they couldn't or just didn't want to mess with it for whatever reason
I think technically they or someone have to witness them driving. I didnít see him driving, just saw the aftermath.

His buddy said that they were drinking earlier in the day, but I didnít dig into the time and how much. There werenít any open containers in the car and the pd or I didnít smell alcohol.

Anyone can fail a field sobriety test, but I think the pd knew his mh history and didnít push the dwi issue.

Brushtrooper I appreciate the offer and Iíll take you up on if if the buddy contractor doesnít come though.

Iím going to call him tomorrow and see how dedicated he is to fixing his mistake and see if he really meant what he said.

Either way Iíve got some work to do tomorrow, but Iíll post an update and hopefully get some closure!

Thanks again!

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Old 11-26-2020, 09:38 PM   #25
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Sounds like the buddy is an enabler.
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Old 11-26-2020, 10:30 PM   #26
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Looks like a tbh sticker on the truck
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Old 11-27-2020, 08:09 AM   #27
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I’ve been around the after effects way too many times. Glad it was just property damages. I have never been one to turn a blind eye to a drunk driver. Guys working for me know if I find out they did that would be looking for a new home. One of the only crimes that many times the victim is 100% innocent and using good judgement
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Old 11-27-2020, 08:17 AM   #28
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Looks like a tbh sticker on the truck
Nah.... that says Cowboys. Driver probably was preparing for the Thanksgiving debacle.
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Old 11-27-2020, 09:59 AM   #29
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I think technically they or someone have to witness them driving. I didnít see him driving, just saw the aftermath.

His buddy said that they were drinking earlier in the day, but I didnít dig into the time and how much. There werenít any open containers in the car and the pd or I didnít smell alcohol.

Anyone can fail a field sobriety test, but I think the pd knew his mh history and didnít push the dwi issue.

Brushtrooper I appreciate the offer and Iíll take you up on if if the buddy contractor doesnít come though.

Iím going to call him tomorrow and see how dedicated he is to fixing his mistake and see if he really meant what he said.

Either way Iíve got some work to do tomorrow, but Iíll post an update and hopefully get some closure!

Thanks again!

Jason Slocum
There is no requirement to witness a person driving. There only needs to be evidence to show who the driver was.

The easiest way is to have an eye witness point to the guy and tell the police who was driving. I have been involved in several cases where someone was not on scene to point out who the driver was but the DA prosecuted.

Sometimes that evidence may not exist but sometimes it might be an excuse to avoid 3 or more hours of paperwork.

If there was an eye witness requirement, many people who have been convicted of causing fatal accidents would not have been charged to begin with due to no witnesses.
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Old 11-27-2020, 10:06 AM   #30
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Dang man, glad the only thing that got hurt was your fence. Could have been real bad news.


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Old 11-27-2020, 10:13 AM   #31
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I had the same thing happen a few years back.except they went through the center of my house. I was hurt but nothing severe. The guy was sober, but he was txting and driving
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Old 11-27-2020, 10:17 AM   #32
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I was in my backyard one Saturday, around 7:30 in morning, practicing my arrow flinging. Suddenly heard tires squeal, and a car rounded the corner a block down, and ran over a fire hydrant. Sounded like a shotgun went off! I peeked over our wooden privacy fence and he was headed right for our yard. I ran for it!!! Thankfully for us, he hit the telephone pole in the corner of our backyard before he came through the fence. There was a young lady in the backseat, no seatbelt of course. The impact broke her hip. Wife called 911. Police carted the two boys in the vehicle off to jail. They had been partying all night a few blocks down the street.
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Old 11-27-2020, 10:22 AM   #33
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I am grateful that your family was unharmed. Of course the hassle And frustration is there, but praise God that it wasnít worse.


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