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Will scooter work for someone with suspended DL?

Got a friend who is probably going to get 6 months suspension of his DL. He is thinking of buyng an under-125 cc scooter to get around the city, under an assumption that those are never being pulled over.

Do you think, it will work?

Do you know where he can get a scooter - used 80-125 cc for around $1000?
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Your friend did the crime got to spend the time.

How about a bicycle? Good for his health and legal.

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How about a bicycle? Good for his health and legal.
I was just thinking about this yesterday...the obvious DUI related byciclists...yup, pretty sure he's not to be on any roadgoing motorized vehicles...can he get a JDL for work?? (i think that's what it's called, so he can drive b/t 6am and 6pm for work)

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the problem is that he is unemployed right now and will probably not get JDL.

now, about the crime - the guy was driving for 11 hours straight coming from East coast and got pulled over few miles from his house at 3 AM. Officer directed the pen flash light in his eyes, and saw that they were red and swollen (after 11 hours of driving)

He pulled him out of the car and made him to perform field test - the guy was to tired to walk straight - DUI charge and arrest.

There was no breathalizer test, and he refused to do the blood test later - was too affraid and confused.
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Nope! No motorized vehicles.

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. . . he refused to do the blood test later - was too affraid and confused.
And too stupid. If you're not "on" anything, why refuse?!

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He better not get caught driving on suspended. Best way to increase the time it's suspended. It's not worth taking the chance.

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by refusing a BAC test, you get an automatic three month suspension. it's possible that a lawyer could plead his case and (if his record is clean) get a 3 month suspension and keep the DUI off his record. HOWEVER, don't forget the AA type classes you have to take, the risk assesment you have to take. A dui is expensive, and the state has all these STUPID tests and classes that you have to take and pay for.

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Thats just bad luck for your friend. Typically officers are trained pretty good and i am not gonna say mistakes happen but i would think the adrenilin would of kicked in when the lights flicked on!

Thats was just plain old "Dumb" to refuse a BAT!!!!! (blood, alcohol, test)

Like said----IF he was clean.

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If your stone cold sober take the test. I have a feeling your not getting the whole story.

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If your stone cold sober take the test. I have a feeling your not getting the whole story.
+1. Should have taken the test. Also, if you are so tired and disoriented as to fail a field sobriety test maybe your friend shouldn't be on the road driving.

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If your stone cold sober take the test. I have a feeling your not getting the whole story.
I told him the same. But he said that he had a bottle of beer at dinner, some 5-6 hours before the pull over, so he was affraid to do the test. Also, I've heard a lot of advise from lawyers - to refuse the test, and I am sure, so did he.

He had been in the country for only 5 years - his English is far from perfect - he tends to talk slow and repeat words when speaking English - I am sure, that added to a suspisions of LEO. Also, after driving for so long, it is pretty easy to fail the test when they make you walk the straight line.

Oh well, the court is today, I will call him later. He got some cheap lawyer, that he just talked to him once on the phone, and meeting him today at court.
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I told him the same. But he said that he had a bottle of beer at dinner, some 5-6 hours before the pull over, so he was affraid to do the test. Also, I've heard a lot of advise from lawyers - to refuse the test, and I am sure, so did he.

He had been in the country for only 5 years - his English is far from perfect - he tends to talk slow and repeat words when speaking English - I am sure, that added to a suspisions of LEO. Also, after driving for so long, it is pretty easy to fail the test when they make you walk the straight line.

Oh well, the court is today, I will call him later. He got some cheap lawyer, that he just talked to him once on the phone, and meeting him today at court.
i had a family member get a very well respected atty that handled her case and all they did was talk once on the phone, and she requested a few documents from the county and that was it. Just because they only talked on the phone, he might still be able to get your friend a reduced sentance, but I fear that the lost driving privleages is a given because of the fact that he refused to blow

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the problem is that he is unemployed right now and will probably not get JDL.

now, about the crime - the guy was driving for 11 hours straight coming from East coast and got pulled over few miles from his house at 3 AM. Officer directed the pen flash light in his eyes, and saw that they were red and swollen (after 11 hours of driving)

He pulled him out of the car and made him to perform field test - the guy was to tired to walk straight - DUI charge and arrest.

There was no breathalizer test, and he refused to do the blood test later - was too affraid and confused.
Sorry...11 hours of straight driving? Should have been off the road if he can't pass a field sobriety test. I feel very little sympathy...but this ain't a lecture thread I guess.

Only motorized vehicle which would be legal would be offroad, but even all of those don't qualify. This according to a few officers I worked with only.
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Thanks for your input, I will advise him against it.
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