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    Drinking And Driving?

    What are the laws pertaining to Drinking and Driving? Anyone know, are they very strict?

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    Yes.......as they should be.
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    Why would we need to know that.DONT DRINK AND DRIVE.

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    big time strict BIG TIME
    same goes for marijuana
    and evern more STRICT for other drugs

    every so often i read a post by one of our members that tells of having a few tall ones, then driving to another place for another drink or 2 and i cringe.

    it is certainly not my place to criticize how much one drinks or not ....but i have a hard time holding my tongue when there are posts about driving bar to bar to bar.

    dear hubby and i when driving at night in aruba are very very cautious and nervous about others out there on the road......................AND this does not only pertain to aruba either.

    i tend to be incredibly nervous driving at night and imagine that everyone out there but me is drunk and reckless.

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    I don't disagree with any of the posters, the laws are strict however the enforcement is lax. I am concerned about the other drivers, regardless of your status it wont help if an impaired driver hits you. I assumed you asked for that reason but if not, you probably will not be subjected to a checkpoint. Quite frankly driving at night on island is challenging so if a cocktail (or 3) might be in order, cab it.

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    For a small island there are alot of accidents and m/v fatalities, I believe 20 last year and between 5 and 10 this year. I agree with silverfox that enforcement is lax for oui stops or checkpoints, but be prepared to spend up to 30 days in jail prior to arraignment, trial or sentencing if you are involved in a m/v accident that involves oui especially one resulting in serious bodily injury or death.

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    Cab it!! Bully takes care of that for us!

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    yup
    a person can sit in jail for days or weeks b4 even allowed to talk to an atty.
    (not that i have done that)


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    Quote Originally Posted by MARK68 View Post
    For a small island there are alot of accidents and m/v fatalities, I believe 20 last year and between 5 and 10 this year. I agree with silverfox that enforcement is lax for oui stops or checkpoints, but be prepared to spend up to 30 days in jail prior to arraignment, trial or sentencing if you are involved in a m/v accident that involves oui especially one resulting in serious bodily injury or death.

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    4 years ago on the deplam jeep tour, they gave out balashis for everyone to drink. however, i noticed recently that they had stopped the practice.

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    I'm curious...last year my husband and I were at a gas station near the downtown area and a couple of people were in line in front of us buying individual bottles of beer. After they made their purchase, the clerk pulled out a bottle opener and popped the tops on their beers...they walked out and got into their car and drove away. I was shocked and very nervous to be on the road with people drinking while driving! Is this really allowed?

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