Blogging behind bars.
September 24, 2001 11:49 PM   Subscribe

Blogging behind bars. "Before he sent me to the hole, the administrator looked at me and said, "You should have thought about this before you started playing games." I didn't start this journal to play any games, but now that we're playing, I'm determined to win."
posted by obiwanwasabi (9 comments total)
 
I refused the breathalizer going on the advise of EVERY attorney I have ever spoken with.

Is this good advice? If he only had two beers and the machine actually works wouldn't he have passed?
posted by skallas at 12:04 AM on September 25, 2001


Depends on the state he was in, how big he is (blood alcohol %), and whether he wanted his driver's license suspended.
posted by j.edwards at 12:34 AM on September 25, 2001


It has always seemed to me to be good advice, since (my understanding is) if you pass, they can still tote you off to the pokey and you can't use the fact that you passed in court. They can still make you take a blood test. If you fail, off you go. No upside, only downside.
posted by JParker at 12:41 AM on September 25, 2001


He definitely makes a good case for not drinking and driving. I like how he keeps his sense of humor throughout, and the link he provides to the Jail Products website should not go unmentioned.
posted by mb01 at 5:18 AM on September 25, 2001


Jparker: If you pass a Breathalyzer, of course you can use that in court. Defendant has the right to exculpatory evidence (that which points to innocence).

Two beers? Right.

That said, if I was snockered, I wouldn't blow either.
posted by sacre_bleu at 5:22 AM on September 25, 2001


refusing to take a breathalyzer test can result in fines, license suspension, and jail time, according to what state you're pulled over in.
posted by mich9139 at 5:54 AM on September 25, 2001


I refused the breathalizer. I was arrested. I went to court. I was sentenced to 55 days in jail.

Seems like there's some pieces missing...
posted by UncleFes at 7:20 AM on September 25, 2001


The guy was pretty ignorant of the law. One would think that he would be a little bit more cautious the second time around, though. That said, he's a pretty good writer and I liked his stories. The site remind me of another site I saw a few years ago. It was about a guy who got busted for drugs and spent 200+ days in (medium-security?) prison.
posted by Witold at 7:40 AM on September 25, 2001


Seems like there's some pieces missing...

Well, if you read his Bio it will tell you--it was his second offense.
posted by brittney at 9:21 AM on September 25, 2001


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