Wednesday, October 15, 2008

DUI van

Here are a couple pics from the DUI van last Friday, they were taken on my phone with not very much light so they are kind of hard to see.......

This is the beast that I drive
Me in the driver's seat lookin like a dork!

So the night wasn't very eventful, we had 5 arrests which is better than nothing but definetly not that great. They say with all of the sweeps sheriff joe has been doing, a lot of the illegals have fled back to Mexico....... which means less DUI's for us b/c about half of the drunks we get are Mexican and a lot of times illegal. But..... It's a good thing cuz they are off the road. We had a DUI come in at about 1:30am, who was at a BAC of .25 (.08 is legal limit) and was driving with 3 kids in his car. This guy was completely hammered, and it broke my heart that he had these kids in the car with him. They brought the kids to the van to wait while their dad got his blood drawn. It didn't bother the kids at all to see his dad getting hand-cuffed or anything which makes me think this is not uncommon for them. The guy couldn't even spell his daughter's name and didnt know her birthday. Sad....... He was released and an officer drove him and the kids back to their house. I think he should have gone to jail, but CPS would have had to take the kids and the cops decided it would be better for the kids to be at home rather than in cps custody. His car is towed for 30 days so he at least won't be able to drive drunk anytime soon. He was also charged on top of his DUI with child endangerment which will hopefully get him locked up for a longer amount of time once he goes to court. This is definetly the worst part of workin the van, you see firsthand how terrible some people live their lives and the bad decisions they make.

Another guy we had was pretty funny..... he came in with dried blood all over his lips and I almost vomitted when I saw it cuz it was so gross looking. It was like he had purple and black lipstick on, except it was blood. He tried to tell the cops that he was in a fight with his friend, but he didnt have any blood on his knuckles or anywhere else on his face, so they were like.. come on what really happened. Come to find out he was smoking crack out of a pipe and it exploded in his mouth. He obviously didn't have time to clean up before he was caught...... Don't do drugs, nothing good can come from it!

Those were the only 2 interesting people we saw on Friday, I drive again the 24th so maybe I'll have some more stories.

Oh yeah, I won a Kenny Chesney cd on 107.9 on saturday. haha they asked for the 8th caller and I called in and won! I was on the radio and sounded like a big dork but I don't care! haha it was funny... I always like to call him if I can because hey... u cant win if you don't call. This is the 2nd time i've won something on the radio. So people, call in! You just might win.


Blogger Jules said...

haha thats so funny you won on the radio! That is crazy about that guy driving drunk with his kids in the car. That makes me sick to my stomach but thats good you guys caught him. Remember when we came to visit you and you took our pictures? haha

October 15, 2008 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Dustin and Rachel Clyde said...

Ok your radio story reminded me of when we called the radio station and kept requesting Baby Got Back and then we called and requested the song that was playing on the radio (Every Light In the House is On) hahaha and the guy was like uhh do you have the radio on? Oh man good times!

October 15, 2008 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Brooke and Trenton said...

That is the coolest volunteering job ever. Whatever happened to forensics? You're going to pursue law now? That's awesome.

October 19, 2008 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger kimri said...

hahaha guy with the dried bloog. what a sucker.

October 21, 2008 at 10:33 AM  

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