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Don't be a Drunk Dialer - A public service from Hammered.com

You shouldn't dial the phone when you are drunk. People end up calling up their ex, making booty calls - generally making an ass of themselves. Call us instead. I'll post up any of the voicemail messages worthy of consideration.

Use the form below to have Grand Central place a free call to you, connecting you with the Hammered.com voicemail system. If you check the private box, we won't see your phone number here (although I assume Grand Central has to have some record of it somewhere, so don't make any illegal threats).

I can't promise we'll listen to this with any sort of frequency, but we'll go through it occasionally to see what ends up in there.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Congratulations, you've made it to hammered.com

Well, I haven't updated in a while, but sometimes a story has to be posted. The leader of a Treasure Coast-wide agency established to provide classes for people convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs was suspended from her job Wednesday in the wake of her DUI arrest Monday.

I'm guessing it wasn't supposed to be a "How-To" class.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Men's Health magazine ranks cities based on danger from Alcohol

KNBC didn't seem to have a problem reprinting the entire list, but I figured I better play it safe and link to their site instead of plagiarizing it from them. I don't have lawyers; I bet they do.

The order is from most dangerous to least dangerous - so don't freak out when you see that Salt Lake City is #6.

I've lived in #71, #84, #90, and I'm near #80 now. Hm... Interesting.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

CNN reports on the health benefits of drinking

Check out this report from CNN.

It seems like there is a story like this every year. I'm sure in a few weeks we can find a story with the opposite position. Keep your eyes on this space :)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Forbes covers the hardest drinking countries

This sounds familiar, but this time we've got Forbes to thank for the story. The short version? Move to Luxembourg.

Britain's drivers may have 0.0 BAC limit

This story from the Daily Express states that ministers will be discussing a 0.0 limit.

Thankfully, it appears that this is just a suggestion, and isn't intended to become law just yet. Still, I am bothered by the statement that 4 out of 10 people would support a 0.0 limit.

I wouldn't think that BAC equipment is foolproof. What would the tolerance be for a 0.0 law, I wonder? Would they really take people in for a 0.001 reading, for example? Maybe it is only the blood test that has that many significant figures. At some point though you risk a very small amount of alcohol showing up due to false positives, and we need to make sure that we don't set a legal limit lower than we can accurately measure in the field.

I think a 0.0 level is unnecessary. I would need to see the evidence that having any amount of alcohol in your system posed an unacceptable risk. Remember, we accept risk every day - you don't live a risk free life and neither do I. Your next meal might be undercooked - are you never going to go out again? That canned food on your shelf might have botulism - should you grow all of your own food? Of course not - we accept that certain levels of risk are OK - and in general we are well served by this. I don't think that the level of risk imposed by a 0.001 BAC is significantly greater than that by a 0.0 driver, and I'd hate to ruin someone's life over it.

Accused Drunk Driver crashes through State Police property.

I don't advocate driving drunk. I especially don't advocate driving drunk through the backyard of the state police.

Some people have an extra level of fail.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Tony LaRussa DUI footage

Courtesy of the fine folks over at the Smoking Gun, check out the footage of the traffic stop and subsequent events from Tony LaRussa's March arrest earlier this year.