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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    I guess it is based on good intentions. You get caught in Durban SA or most States on the east coast, your 1st offense with attorneys fees, fines, insurance rates, etc, will be between 5 and 10 thousand U.S. Don't pay it and you go to jail.
    I have NEVER ever heard of anyone being fined or incarcerated here for drunk driving. I am sure it has happened, but it is rare.
    I have never heard of it, but it is far beyond it's time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoomzx11 View Post
    The key will be if the kits require batteries.
    If we do not drink and drive then how will we get home?
    Drinking and driving is entrenched in Dominican culture and it not ending anytime soon.
    Another great Dominican plan doomed to failure.
    What is the issue here? A cop cannot tell if you are drunk?
    "If we do not drink and drive then how will we get home?"

    Walk.
    Have a designated driver.
    Take a taxi.
    Take a mule.
    Do not put others at risk for your gross negligence and lack of self-discipline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caonabo View Post
    "If we do not drink and drive then how will we get home?"

    Walk.
    Have a designated driver.
    Take a taxi.
    Take a mule.
    Do not put others at risk for your gross negligence and lack of self-discipline.
    When my kids were born, I stopped "going out" drinking. If I step out, it's always in a car service. I'm not taking anyone's father or mother, including my kids' father.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caonabo View Post
    Extranjeros should be concerned about this more than 30 day stays.
    I would be concerned but my list of concerns in the DR is full at the moment.
    As long as you have a few pesos in your pocket there is little concern about being arrested.
    The worry is that you kill yourself or someone else.
    Just bring a DDD along (Dominican Designated Driver).

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    Just like the Helmet Law ….Everyone has to wear one !!
    Do you expect this new law to be enforced as stringently as the helmet law ?
    In my opinion ..a lot of responsibility for the deaths caused by the Bad Driving in D.R. is in the hands of The Police for NOT enforcing the laws
    How many times have people sped through a red light in front of cops and not a care is given

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    Quote Originally Posted by PICHARDO View Post
    The DR will be implementing a new kit to test drivers for alcohol impairment in the roads.

    The kits are very effective and little intrusive. Results are very accurate and are supported in court 100%.

    Things are slowly moving along to change...
    yeah right, the change is so slow and so slowly moving it is imperceptible except to persons with ESP.
    Me? I do not see it.
    What I do see is the government using computers to find ways to suck more money out of everyone with new regulation, and new taxes.
    The political system in the DR works for the politicos not the citizens and certainly not the visitor victims.
    No wonder the tourists are gone.
    Jamaica is booming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoomzx11 View Post
    I would be concerned but my list of concerns in the DR is full at the moment.
    As long as you have a few pesos in your pocket there is little concern about being arrested.
    The worry is that you kill yourself or someone else.
    Just bring a DDD along (Dominican Designated Driver).
    Most people who mow down and murder innocents while pie eyed drunk do so because "their list of concerns" are too full. It is only after, once the damage is done, that they find space on their list for remorse and imposed redemption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKY View Post
    I heard the same news a few years ago.
    Yes we did. Lots of money was wasted on breathalyzers at that time.

    We better start seeing results or PICHARDO is not going to be believed (as in the 30 day overstay thread, smart gun, laptops for all, etc, etc, etc discussions after that one hit wonder of The Metro revelation) .

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    Yes we did. Lots of money was wasted on breathalyzers at that time.

    We better start seeing results or PICHARDO is not going to be believed (as in the 30 day overstay thread, smart gun, laptops for all, etc, etc, etc discussions after that one hit wonder of The Metro revelation) .
    PICHARDO, as a Dominican operative, gets paid per click for all of his propaganda content.

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    Don't drink and drive in the DR. You will hit a pothole and spill your drink and it will be wasted instead of you!
    Derfish

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