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UNBELIEVABLE! Juneau Alaska man gets "DUI" on raft in Chena River

UNBELIEVABLE! Juneau Alaska man gets "DUI" on raft in Chena River

by Sam Friedman/sfriedman@newsminer.com Fairbanks Daily News Miner
Aug 01, 2012

FAIRBANKS — A Juneau man faces a rare DUI charge for allegedly having a 0.313 breath-alcohol content as he floated through Fairbanks on an inflatable raft Sunday night.

Alaska’s driving under the influence law applies to people operating motor vehicles, water craft and airplanes. The vast majority of charges are for terrestrial motor vehicles.

But when Alaska State Troopers received a report of a “heavily intoxicated” man floating down the Chena River near the Parks Highway bridge at 6:40 p.m. Sunday, a wildlife trooper boat responded and arrested 32-year-old William Modene.

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we must inform the jurys they can throw out any law they disagree with

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

If this didnt have a motor,

If this didnt have a motor, then its rediculous.(if it did, like a car, he could have rammed into another guy's boat; although this still seems a little out there) Seeing as how its named as a raft though, I am doubting it had a motor.

Next thing you know, they will be citing people for operating their built in walking devices(otherwise known as legs) while under the influence.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

People have gotten DUIs riding horses

What I want to know is if the horse is drunk, and the rider is sober, does that count as a DUI?

Excellent Mark!

lol...

Can you imagine the frigin law giving some old nag a breath analizer test?

lol..

Yes I can.

But more realistically I can just picture the law shooting the drunk horse and making up an excuse later.

Already do: Public Intoxication

However usually they throw you in the "drunk tank" overnight

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Probably saved him from drowning

Drinking Under Inflatables? The DUI charge is a bit odd but perhaps he can get that removed from his record.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The LAW is the LAW!

Hey, the law is the law, and this is a nation of laws! That man broke the law and he ought to be punished for his disobedience. If you don't like the law, you need to work within the system to change the law. After all, although politicians are all crooks and thieves, we all know the laws they write and sign are to be upheld at any and all costs!

/end sarcasm

Here's the quick fix for this stupidity. Jury nullification. When you're called to jury duty and selected, if the jackasses working for the state are attempting to punish someone for statutory disobedience, that is to say a 'crime' without a victim like this one in the article, vote not guilty. It may not eliminate all harm done by those working for the state against the innocent, but it will limit the harm. Or you can go with 'the LAW is the LAW!!' approach. I like nullification better myself.

Freedom

Well if he was not hurting anyone why cshouldnt he be able to drink and raft? If he wasnt hurting anyone and was being a public drunk, then fine him for that.

Freedom?

Please consider what you just said in it's entirety.

"Well if he was not hurting anyone why shouldn't he be able to drink and raft?"
Indeed, why shouldn't he be able to do so? Unless he was trespassing upon someone's property or harming someone or their property, I see no reason why he should have been accosted in any way nor am I willing to make any excuses for or forgive anyone else for doing so to him.

But then you say...
"If he wasn't hurting anyone and was being a public drunk, then fine him for that.
Can YOU extort money from him for rafting while drinking? Do YOU have some right to make him pay you anything for his actions when they haven't harmed you in any way? If YOU have no right to do this, how can YOU give permission to someone else to do so?

It's the belief that you can grant someone else permission to do to others that which you have no right to do yourself that creates the opportunity for others to deny everyone their personal liberty and have it be acceptable.