Post

I Have a Dui

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 527 People

    I Was Convicted Of A 3rd Dui And I'm Getting Through It, But Don't Be Me

    Hello everyone my name is Kyle, lets start from the beginning. When i was 22 i was arrested for my first dui in may of 2008, funny enough i got it in my front yard. This was just the beginning of a big downward spiral for me. I did great after my first i had my head on my...
    KBMAN24 KBMAN24 26-30, M 71 Responses Jul 23, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Biggest Mistake Of My Life

    it happened about three weeks ago. we were celebrating a friend's birthday party, we celebrated like we were back in undergrad again. we've been drinking the whole day. since we celebrated during the day, i felt like i was okay to drive later that night. however, i knew i should...
    stillbroken46 stillbroken46 22-25 8 Responses Oct 6, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    DUI: My Disillusioned Existentialism

    In light of what I now know, this is going to be a very long, overdrawn but informative rant that I've been keeping locked up inside My head for a very long time.In spite of what you might think DUI is actually becoming a common problem these days. Reportedly over 1.5 million...
    TheDevilsAdvocate TheDevilsAdvocate 31-35, F 53 Responses Jul 13, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It sucks especially since I worked in

    merchandising for the last 10 yrs but it was my fault. I am getting my license back in a few weeks but all the stress from it and helping me pick up and help with my kids caused my now ex gf to leave, I don't blame her bc she's young but she knew my situation 100% when we met. I...
    ChampionNme ChampionNme 31-35, M Feb 16

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am 20 years old. Four nights ago,

    I made the biggest mistake of my life, and I can't even remember it happening. I went to a party with the intention of spending the night. Drinks were flowing and everyone was having a good time. Then there's a complete blank, and the next thing I remember I'm being asked to...
    lostnalone93 lostnalone93 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 15

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am flipping through here this morning

    and reading about various people who have had one of two DUI's. I must say that as hard as it is to deal with a criminal charge, period..there is always a story worse then yours, and at the same time a story where people DO climb back out of their rut and make it back to "good...
    jillvill jillvill 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    DUI: Thoughts On Victimless Crime

    Drunk driving & causing harm or damage is one thing, BUT criminalizing people who have been arrested for a victimless offense based on "what if" is an outrage. Laws are made for the lowest common denominator. That's why they are ridiculous and absurd … Everyone is different...
    TheDevilsAdvocate TheDevilsAdvocate 31-35, F 18 Responses Sep 7, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have a problem with alcohol.

    It has wreaked havoc in my life. Unimaginable destruction. I’m lucky I haven’t killed anyone — myself included — in the process. I rolled my car on the freeway, drunk as **** — I blew a .23, practically three times the legal limit — after crashing into someone and...
    effervescence effervescence 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 19

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Hello, I am writing to explain the difficulties

    that I have been through as a social worker and the jobs in which I have been denied. I work for a non profit agency making 12.50 an hour after two years with a BSW. I have made strides in relieving a poor youth transition program. I have applied for numerous social work jobs in...
    JonStanley23 JonStanley23 26-30, M 6 Responses Feb 25

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Ashamed And Frustrated After My First DUI.

    Nine months ago in April my life seemed to be falling perfectly into place; the love of my life proposed, I was promoted to Program Director at my dream job and I had recently been admitted to a Master’s in Social Work program. So much happiness seemed surreal. All my hard work...
    rosieday rosieday 26-30, F 16 Responses Feb 3, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Life With A Dui, At 17.

    When I was 17, almost 18, I was convicted of a DUI. I am 20 years old now and it has changed my life in more ways than anyone would ever even think it would. Every day of my life I am forced to face the fact that I was convicted of a DUI. Not only has this personally affected me...
    KayGrim KayGrim 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 8, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Everyone here should remember George W Bush

    was convicted of a DUI and he became president. So all is never lost. Learn from it, take the consequences, and hire a good lawyer to minimize the damage. This is a time to gather your strength and get some effective damage control
    Cam305 Cam305 46-50 3 Responses Mar 18

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Well first off I'm really happy I came here

    for support. I was arrested in early March for my D.U.I. I was just at a friend's party (literally just a bunch of girls sitting around and watching an awards show!). I don't even remember drinking as much as I did, but all I kind of remember is the police coming to my house and...
    leelou415 leelou415 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 4

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Meaning Of Life: My 3rd Dui Experience

    It took 3 DUI's  for me to start contemplating my purpose; the meaning of life. Tonight seems like an appropriate night to share my experiences with DUI's. My drinking career kicked off my senior year in high school, and I never looked back. College was when my alcoholism really...
    skywalker7 skywalker7 26-30, M 23 Responses Dec 7, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Well. .I'm at the tail end of Aggravated DUI -

    3rd offense case in Illinois. It's been a long haul. My first DUI was 18 years ago.. 2nd was 14 years ago.. With some other disorderly conduct arrests in between. This time they upgraded it to a felony. I have been sober for over 1 year, when to impatient treatment...
    chicagocloud chicagocloud 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 7

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Changing My Life Around

    Hi everyone, I wanted to share my dui story with you all. On August 17, 2012 I was pulled over and arrested for a dui in Virginia. I am 28 and only have parking tickets on my record. Like a lot of people I felt like the worst human being alive and wanted life to end for me. I...
    gettingthroughtit gettingthroughtit 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 10, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm going through 2nd DUI

    that I got, because of it I lost my job, now I'm looking for a job, and everything just seems so impossible. I feel so low of the low and don't know what to do or how to do things because it's hard.
    Namu85 Namu85 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 12

    Your Response

    Cancel

    So I was pulled over

    for a DUI the other night. I haven’t been convicted as of yet and maybe I will, maybe I won’t. That’s not really the point of all this though. The case is complicated and the cop seemed to play it “fast and loose” with the law. While I’d love to sit here and blame...
    Person0222 Person0222 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 17

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I previously posted about my dui experience

    from july 2k12. Long story short, I recieved a dui charge for sleeping drunk in a vehicle with the ac running (southern state summers are really hot). I was tested, jailed, the whole 9 yards. I hired a lawyer and began the appeasment game for the court. Did the dui class...
    denverbound denverbound 26-30 2 Responses Mar 24

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I got my DWI 4 days ago.

    I participated in "sunday funday" with a group of friends, and went to a bar for brunch and bottomless mimosas at noon. I continued to drink all day long, until I realized I would probably be driving within the next little while. My best friend's mom has recently passed, and she...
    kaitlynisabella kaitlynisabella 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 13

    Your Response

    Cancel

    One DWI Got Me Kicked Out Of The Marines After 15 Years

    It was a Tuesday night back in January of 2011. I got a call from a friend of mine that he had just received 7,000.00 in back child support and wanted me to come out for a drink to celebrate. I must have had 3 tall beers and a two shots but was having a great time and didn't feel...
    iraqvetivvi iraqvetivvi 31-35 8 Responses Mar 19, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am 23, a senior in college in Ohio.

    I got out of work and had a few drinks with some friends at a local bar. I got pulled over for an license plate light that was out and since it's St. Patty's day weekend you know they dragged me out of the car immediately. I did a field sobriety test which I failed but I felt...
    babybear210 babybear210 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 17

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Dui - Light At The End Of The Tunnel Is A Freight Train

    The lights at the end of the tunnel..I keep catching glimpses but it's only a mirage...You really can't afford it.   5 years ago I moved into a new town a couple hundred miles from my old one. I went out to explore the area and ended up meeting a beautiful girl at a bar...
    dosDUI dosDUI 41-45 9 Responses Aug 25, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am currently going through the process of my

    2nd DUI in KY within a year. I thank GOD, no one was hurt and no accidents occurred. I completely own the fact that it was my own stupidity that put me in this position, and have been working through the consequences of such a selfish mistake, the suspended license (12-18...
    c2deer c2deer 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 26

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Six months ago I got my 2nd dui.

    I was devastated that I was so stupid. My 1st dui was 5 years ago. I am an adult they both were a result from my poor decisions. I haven't drank in 6 months. Not because of the court order but because I promised my daughter and I want to be a better example. I am disappointed in...
    Mikedui Mikedui 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 2

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Am Dealing With A 4th Dui Felony Charge.

    Can normal life go on after this?  As I explain my experience, I speak those words out loud.  I've read many of the stories on here and I feel for all that had to go through this pain of 1st, 2nd, 3rd offenders.  The choices we've made and the consequences that we continue to...
    Cherrywaves Cherrywaves 31-35 7 Responses Aug 28, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am so grateful I have found this site.

    I was arrested for DUI 3 weeks ago. I will lose my license next week for 4 months. I have no family nearby. I do not have many friends. I live alone and lost many friends due to my divorce last year. My world has become increasingly lonely over the past few years. Now I...
    vixi2121 vixi2121 41-45, F 6 Responses May 30

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Got a dui at a license check.

    Blew a .05 and was completely cooperative with police. They left my girlfriend on the side of the rode with the tow truck driver. He told her she could ride with him to impound but he could not take her home. She was intoxicated. When I went to court they give me the option of...
    ggirl1982 ggirl1982 31-35 3 Responses Feb 21

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Reflecting And Trying To Move On

    I was arrested for DUI in Los Angeles over 4th of July weekend. I was on a date. I had driven to his house and he had driven from there. We went out to dinner. I had two glasses of wine and two cocktails between 7pm and 1 am. My date had much more. When we got back to his house...
    DaizyAmazy DaizyAmazy 31-35 5 Responses Nov 13, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Hopeless And Feeling Alone

    I'm not even sure why I'm writing this on here... I guess I just need to get it out and am hoping that this will make me feel a little better. A month ago I was arrested for a DUI, careless driving, and failure to report an accident. I blew a very high BAC. I'm 34 years old and...
    Lifesjourney1 Lifesjourney1 31-35, F 11 Responses Jul 29, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    There is life after a dui.

    .. I know if anyone is reading this they felt like I did only four short months ago. Scared, ashamed, humiliated, full of regret and depression, wishing at times to go to sleep and pray you never wake up. I have felt all of those.... It DOES truly get better. I got fined more...
    maybesomethingbetter maybesomethingbetter 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am 21, and I got a DUI 3 months ago.

    It is a scary, lonely, depressing process. I would like to finally share my story. I had just moved up to Vancouver, Washington. I liked to drink, especially after my dad died about a year prior, even though he had gotten a DUI when I was a kid, I never took it seriously, I...
    bbrandon92 bbrandon92 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 13

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Reached the end, had the interlock removed

    and full driving privileges restored. It feels absolutely great to be back, to drive anywhere I want. Luckily I didn't hurt anybody, and it taught me a lesson I'll carry with me the rest of my life. For those going through this, reach out if you have any questions on what to...
    Mistake9 Mistake9 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 29

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Angry Dui Ranting.... Burn The Witch! Burn The Witch!

    I got a DUI the first of Nov this year in Colorado. My court date is 12/12. I am not going to hire a lawyer as everyone gets the standard plea bargain for the first offence. I have already enrolled in alcohol classes in an effort to get them done while I still have my license...
    susan12333 susan12333 41-45, F 12 Responses Nov 21, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Daughter's Second Dui

    Just read DevilsAdvocate's post and agree completely. Well said! This is heartbreaking for me as a mother but as a citizen I also realize the social response to this issue. Well, some of it. Isn't is a bit hypocritical for so many (me included) who have gotten away with...
    applebrat applebrat 51-55, F 4 Responses Jun 18, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am writing in the hopes

    that anyone reading this will not feel as alone. On tuesday 6/24/2014 I was arrested for an extreme DUI and a collision. I stayed up nearly the whole night before finishing my philosophy class final, I had one more day of finals and was so excited that I completed what nearly...
    RiseAbove222 RiseAbove222 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 28

    Your Response

    Cancel

    We were out celebrating a friends birthday at a

    club in Tempe, AZ. My 20th birthday is only a couple days away so we were celebrating mine as well. I had a couple drinks and we were all going a mile down the road to sleep at another friends house so we weren't driving on the highway. I had a lapse of judgement and decided I...
    TMFRA321 TMFRA321 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 18

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Just finished up all my court requirements,

    if anyone's in this situation and needs someone to talk to, feel free, it's a lonely time and I know I would've felt better talking to someone in a similar situation.
    Mistake9 Mistake9 22-25, M 3 Responses May 14

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I was driving from my friend's house

    after many glasses of wine. We'd both had a rough week, and the wine was flowing constantly. I've driven plenty of times after drinking, and I was always careful. This night I forgot big-time. I was driving along and I veered over the yellow line and almost hit a cop car! Plus I...
    bunny5559 bunny5559 51-55, F 4 Responses Jun 23

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Verdict was reached! So yesterday was my court

    date... To fill you in I had posted here probably early Jan talking about my experience - I was basically parked upside the road throwing up out of my car and then was back in my car laying down and a police man came up to me... Had a very high reading, turns out initially it...
    greeneydprincess greeneydprincess 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 15

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Rebuilding

    I used to be one of those people who thought DUI offenders were terrible criminals who deserve what they got...until I recieved my first DUI. I'm a 21-year-old female college student who has been surrounded by kegs, frat parties, and binge drinking, it had become a major part of...
    lilyflower11 lilyflower11 18-21 4 Responses Dec 11, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I just got my 2nd DUI

    and I am terrified of the changes that are about to come my way, like never drinking again. I see I have a problem but this means my whole life style and friends are going to change. I am terrified of this huge change
    jbliss29 jbliss29 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 5

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Thank God I Didn't Kill Anyone.

    I got my first and last DUI. I have to say it's short of a miracle this is my first one. I've made habit out of drinking and driving since I was probably seventeen or eighteen. I'm now forty three. I can't even begin to count the number of times I drove wasted and thought it was...
    Southside1212 Southside1212 41-45, M 8 Responses Sep 13, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I think one of the worst things

    now is the "public shaming" aspect of having your name published in the local paper. What is the point? It is a small town and I have a small business. I am ashamed enough and never plan on doing it again. While with the ARD program I can get my record expunged AND even with...
    Rosa32 Rosa32 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I got my DUI 5 weeks ago.

    It was extremely difficult the first few days, I was so sad. Through time I grew to accept my actions and I felt better; although, sometimes I still get sad. To anyone who is going through this, you really will feel a lot better in time. Well anyway, I’m a 21-year-old student...
    none158 none158 22-25 2 Responses Mar 7

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Have A DUI

    Let me start by saying "do the world a real favor and go kill yourself" you MADD bastards. I am done with your hating, illogical, misdirected, and irrational bull ****. I know plenty of people who died, and are mangled from car wrecks too. Myself included. It's too bad. What...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 27, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am 32 years old and I recently got my first

    DUI. In general, I've been a good girl all my life, I've never been arrested before and never even had a detention or a suspension in school. I am embarrassed, ashamed and nervous (for reasons I will go into soon). I had had a bad day and had gone out in the small suburban...
    Rosa32 Rosa32 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 14

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Misfortune Of Irresponsibility

    It sucks to end up with a DUI, mostly because of court and losing your license and having to deal with motherf*cking cops. I was out for Valentine's day with my boyfriend of a month. He was driving that night but was drinking as well, which should have been the first red flag...
    llthesunshinekidll llthesunshinekidll 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 8, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Hi, I use to live in Chgo Hts IL I got my 1st

    dui in 84 I quit drinking for about a yr then went back some. in 91 I got my CDL & went to driving in the city & OTR, well in 92 I got my 2nd dui & lost everything. I spent 6 months in cook county jail & got out & went too AA for a yr but they said I would have to go longer but...
    Footlover1957 Footlover1957 56-60, M May 23

    Your Response

    Cancel

    2nd Time Around

    I am turning 31 next month and this past weekend I received my second DUI in 7 years.  I went out with a friend to our neighborhood bar that I loved so much and we proceeded to get pretty drunk.  Then before I headed home I thought I would get some food first.  Well I never...
    liona19 liona19 31-35, F 16 Responses Jul 20, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am a 27 year old female

    who had my first negative experience with drinking under the influence. A week ago I went out to a friends home for a Christmas party. I had it in my head that night that I wasn't going to drink because I knew I wanted to go home and sleep in my bed. Everyone was drinking and...
    Stillpositive0908 Stillpositive0908 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My 1st Dui Hell

    Hi, I want to share my story; 3 weeks ago on a sunday, after spending all day at home and bored I decided to go out for a bit to the bars. I live in an area in Florida with a big ***** full of bars. I left my house at 7pm and went to a bar, had two marguaritas. I then went to...
    mylifelesson mylifelesson 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 7, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Its been 8 months with my Dui

    and I still cant get it out of my head.......I just wish this would go away but I get reminded of it several time a day. I feel I learned my lesson but with whisky plates people shame me all the time. Thanks for listening everyone because blowing .10 and getting pulled over for...
    zip12 zip12 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 9

    Your Response

    Cancel