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Noobie
07-04-2011, 04:34 AM
http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/hawaiinews/20110628_Musician_suspected_of_DUI_hitting_police_ car.html

That's unfortunate. :(

Let this be a reminder on the 4th of July to be careful.

SuzukHammer
07-04-2011, 04:52 AM
bummer bummer.

That mug shot aint gonna go away.

SailingUke
07-04-2011, 06:26 AM
Wonder if she was playing while driving, like Victoria Vox ??

TCK
07-04-2011, 06:38 AM
Ouch...and hit a Police car? Bad day- always have a DD

rem50
07-04-2011, 07:24 AM
I have zero sympathy for drunk drivers. No excuse. Lost 2 family members to one.

haole
07-04-2011, 07:51 AM
She should let me drive next time.

itsme
07-04-2011, 08:24 AM
I'm not defending drunk driving, but according to the article she did have the right of way. It was the police officer who went thru a red light. I know they will do that when responding to a call, but they are responsible for doing so safely.

hoosierhiver
07-04-2011, 08:25 AM
That's a shame, alot of us have done stupid things in our youth.

Rzr
07-04-2011, 08:30 AM
That's a shame, alot of us have done stupid things in our youth.

When does my youth end?

mm stan
07-04-2011, 08:52 AM
I'm not saying you can drink and drive....or driving drunk is acceptable.. but the law states if you are drunk and get in an accident...the fault is yours.....I think...
Even if your response is slower after drinking...it could happen when you are sober too, slow response isn't illegal. If the officer wasn't using caution and just relying on her lights
and sirens and being a hazard it's soo wrong and unacceptable...and that she didn't get disciplined... it is a way for them to protect themselves legally...sooo wrong... jus my thoughts..
As For Taimane, yes they grow up fast and it was so unfortunate..why they had to mention her private life, that's the media for you....

hoosierhiver
07-04-2011, 08:52 AM
When does my youth end?

Hopefully not with you hitting a police car.

Rzr
07-04-2011, 08:57 AM
Hopefully not with you hitting a police car.

True. It is a shame that she had the bad judgement to drive under the influence. Hopefully she will learn her lesson and that others will avoid doing what she has done.

ksiegel
07-04-2011, 09:18 AM
According to the article, the officer slowed to an almost complete stop in the intersection when she was hit.

I don't have any other details, but I had a similar incident while responding to a call as the Fire Chief. Lights, Sirens, slowed to a crawl (speed didn't even register on the speedometer,) car came through the intersection from the left at or slightly faster than speed limit, took off my front bumper.

She said she didn't see me - all other traffic had stopped, and she actually went around them - no issues...

UNTIL the drive behind her claimed that I had blasted through the intersection without any lights or siren, and didn't look.

Unfortunately, not one other driver stopped after the collision.

When they gave her a breathalyzer, I insisted on one as well. I blew a 0.00; she blew a 0.02 - legal, but had a beer 1-2 hours before.

No charges files either way, but I'm still p.o.ed about the accusation of unsafe operation of an emergency vehicle.

-Kurt

garywj
07-04-2011, 09:27 AM
I have zero sympathy for drunk drivers. No excuse. Lost 2 family members to one.

I'm with you. Haven't lost any family members, but many have. The issue is not how the police officer was driving, it is that the lady was DUI. It should be simple, DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE. PERIOD. There, I feel better now.

rasputinsghost
07-04-2011, 11:03 AM
Lost a family member. Same. Don't drink and drive.

Pippin
07-04-2011, 11:07 AM
I have zero sympathy for drunk drivers. No excuse. Lost 2 family members to one.

I am sorry for your loss. I am always concerned when I see motorist weaving all over the road.

Huna
07-04-2011, 11:10 AM
Don't drink and drive, you might spill some.

haolejohn
07-04-2011, 01:20 PM
I'm not defending drunk driving, but according to the article she did have the right of way. It was the police officer who went thru a red light. I know they will do that when responding to a call, but they are responsible for doing so safely.

and according to the article the officer was almost at a stop running blue lights and siren. That is how you are supposed to go through the red light.

haolejohn
07-04-2011, 01:29 PM
sad thing is, she will probably walk away from this with little to no punishment but I hope she learns from it (if she was DUI).
There was a baseball player here in atlanta that got a dui and walked away with nothing. celebrities get away with murder sometimes.

mds725
07-04-2011, 01:54 PM
It must be painful to be identified publicly for doing something that stupid, but I hope she considers herself extremely lucky that nobody got hurt.

Skitzic
07-05-2011, 04:47 AM
I'm with you. Haven't lost any family members, but many have. The issue is not how the police officer was driving, it is that the lady was DUI. It should be simple, DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE. PERIOD. There, I feel better now.

Well stated.

Stuff like this really bothers me. The 'yeah I was drinking but I had the light!' Not cool. If that cop was on the way to help YOU and didn't get there in time because they stopped at every single red light they hit people would be screaming WHY DIDN'T YOU GO FASTER?!

jlester2200
07-05-2011, 09:07 AM
that article read more like a wiki page.
they say that nothing good happens after midnight, which i don't think is 100% accurate, closer to 98% - some good shit does go down sometimes. but most terrible drunky crashy stuff does seem to happen late nite/early morning. if it gets to be that late, sleep where you're at. better than smashing into something, or someone drunk crashing into you.
glad no one was hurt. hope our super talented girl learns from this - i sure like watching her fingers fly.

Brad Bordessa
07-05-2011, 06:35 PM
sad thing is, she will probably walk away from this with little to no punishment but I hope she learns from it (if she was DUI).
There was a baseball player here in atlanta that got a dui and walked away with nothing. celebrities get away with murder sometimes.

Especially if you live in Hawai'i. It's sad and scary, but there are people here with multiple DUIs who aren't being punished. "Eh! You're Aunty Nelly's brother's cousin George's nephew's son eh?" Rap nailed it. http://youtu.be/zsUUtmVU4qI

I once had respect for her as a player, even though I didn't like her style much. None of it's left now. DUIs have a special place at the bottom of my no-respect list.

haolejohn
07-06-2011, 05:14 AM
Especially if you live in Hawai'i. It's sad and scary, but there are people here with multiple DUIs who aren't being punished. "Eh! You're Aunty Nelly's brother's cousin George's nephew's son eh?" Rap nailed it. http://youtu.be/zsUUtmVU4qI

I once had respect for her as a player, even though I didn't like her style much. None of it's left now. DUIs have a special place at the bottom of my no-respect list.

Hawaii is pretty bad. I once was passed over for a job b/c of nepotisim. Ehh happens everywhere. Rap is older than Bu La'ia?

Ingrate
07-06-2011, 07:11 AM
25390

Geez, I didn't realize this was a gossip forum...

Kanaka916
07-06-2011, 07:23 AM
OK . . . I think no more needs to be said. Whatever happens after this is really beyond us. Let's just move on.