It would appear that Leon County, Florida Judge Augustus Aikens decision to throw out alcohol breath test evidence in 4 drunk driving cases is is having far reaching consequences as Defense attorneys across the state are citing his order to help their clients beat the "Rap". See Tallahassee Democrat article here.
Leon County prosecutors, of course, are expected to appeal the decisions however the judge has a good point. He finds that that police officers are not being consistent or uniform in the way the apply/conduct a breath test. "IF" that it is true, then obviously it has to be addressed.
My fear however is, like the cell phone issue, how many deaths will not receive justice while this particular issue is being addressed.
As with everything else "government" now days it would appear that the reality is that "nothing" actually gets "fixed" but in fact, becomes more "broken". But thats another rant.
The purpose of this little post is to do a little more of the funky math we do here. I mean like the thought occurred to me when I read this that now, not only do you have cell phone impaired drivers who are 4x's more likely to have an opportunity to take YOUR life, we can add to the mix a possibly increasing number of "Intoxicated" drivers who also have 4x's greater chance at taking "YOU" out.
Now as most people already know and I readily admit, I ain't the sharpest bulb in the drawer. But the way I figure it, in Florida anyway, the most vulnerable vehicle operators on the road (motorcyclists) chance's of dying just went up big time.
But don't freak ok. I mean the last thing we want is for anything we report on this little site to accidentally motivate some "biker" to engage in "biker activism". Just tuck this away in the back of your brain and enjoy the game today (is there a game today?). Ride free and very carefull (is that an oxymoron?)rc
P.s. oh yeah, remember every "reaper" you see peeking at ya from the left represents a dead biker! Add to Technorati Favorites
On a Hot Sunday afternoon threatening rain and your choices are sweat and take your chances of getting hit by lighting behind a lawn mower or sweat and sweat and take your chances getting hit by lighting on your Bike, seems to me the there really isn't a choice now is there. So it was off for a long ride up to K&K fish camp on Lake Iamonia to insure there was no chance that lawn mower could find me. And the right choice it was. Good music, good people, laying on the picnic table looking out at the lake and watching the rain clouds gather listening to bikes pulling in and leaving and not a lawn mower in sight or to be heard. Somedays life is good. rcAdd to Technorati Favorites