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I Have a Dui

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 604 People

    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 4 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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    I got a DUI when I was 18.

    I had about two beers and waited about an hour before I drove. Driving in an unfamiliar city with one way streets, I had turned down one, but just so i could park in a parking lot off the street. Soon after, two cop cars pulled up behind me and arrested me with a .114 BAC. I...
    freespiritx3 freespiritx3 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    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, 2014

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    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 9 Responses Aug 8, 2010

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    On my 51st bday I went to a local pub to get my

    free bday beer. Others around decided to buy me more. These were not regular drinking friends, and it was up to me to look out for me. I do not have any revollection after my 2nd beer, until the motorcycle accident I was in. I remember every detail from that point and by all...
    Pittmann Pittmann 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    Hi guys. I got pulled over

    for drinking May of 2014. I got a conviction of a wet reckless. Do you guys know if I need to get an iid installed? I live in the Los Angeles county.
    candycandy77 candycandy77 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Hi. I am new here and looking

    for support. I got stopped for DUI on October 2nd. Convicted November 25th. I hired a very good attorney, paid him $3000 but he was unable to get it reduced. I have a restricted license for a year. Interlock for six months and 5 days mandatory jail time. The Interlock...
    Surviving46 Surviving46 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    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 75 Responses Jul 23, 2011

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    I am 20 years old in Delaware

    and I made a huge mistake. I as pulled over for a traffic violation ( that I was not ticketed for). I had been drinking. I blew well over .20%. I won my DMV hearing because the cop gave me a ticket under zero tolerance, but filed a DUI with court. They said since the paperwork...
    741852gl 741852gl 18-21, M Dec 9, 2014

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    I am having a VERY hard time wrapping my head

    around how stupid I am. I am sort of ready for the consequences but the unknown is what is killing me. I couldn't want for anything. I have a great life, a great job and loving loyal family. I was stupid and didn't think before having too much wine with friends and then getting...
    hopefulgrl hopefulgrl 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 23

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    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 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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    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

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    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 57 Responses Jul 13, 2011

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    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 10 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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    Just getting started - I have just changed

    vendors from Smart Start to Intoxalock. To date I have yet to get the ignition interlock device installed on my truck. I must say my experience with Smart Start was nothing less than a living nightmare. one thing I can say referring to Intoxalock is “Kayla" the representative...
    shernandez2010 shernandez2010 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    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

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    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

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    Court is tomorrow night!

    Registered for the class and got my occupational this week, so at least that's some weight off my shoulders. Tomorrow I'll find out how long I'm suspended for, hopefully by bringing my proof of registration of the class already the judge will see I'm trying and give me the...
    devonshaye devonshaye 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    A Dismissed DUI That's Nearly Ruined My Life.

    In the summer of 2009 I was arrested for the first (and last) time of my life. I was driving home late from my fiance's house after I had consumed 4 glasses of wine in a 3 hour period. A mistake certainly, but with what followed one might assume that I had literally shot someone...
    wasper5200 wasper5200 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 24

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    The evening of December 11,

    2014 will go down in my personal history as the worst evening of my life. I did something that I have never done before, that I knew was wrong, and I should never have allowed myself to do. I went to the local bar to celebrate Christmas with some co-workers and had some...
    ironman43 ironman43 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    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 36-40, F 12 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    Hello All, This is my first time

    publicly speaking over the internet about my first and only DUI. I am currently 23 years old, I went to fine private liberal arts college in central Pennsylvania. I was a four year athlete and two year captain of my college soccer team and I have always been working to better...
    Azelesdg Azelesdg 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 13

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    Implied consent law..

    .people don't realize what it means. It supersedes your Miranda rights. So the cop says, you have the right to remain silent, you have the right to an attorney. So I remained silent. I asked for an attorney. I refused to take a breathalyzer or answer questions without consulting...
    ramble123 ramble123 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 17

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    I don't know how to move past my DUI in my head

    My family and friends are being very supportive because they know what a good person I am and how much I contribute to society and help all i care about. Plus most of them know I on several occasions make sure they stay at my house after drinking and when they don't I cringe. I...
    freespirit182 freespirit182 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    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

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    I got my first dui in August of 2014.

    I was at home drinking on a Friday night when a family member called. They were going through a hard time and needed me. I thought I was okay to drive. I got my son and headed there. I was pulled over for not dimming my brights. I am facing felony charges for a dui with a minor...
    Vsmommy Vsmommy 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    My arraignment is set

    and now I'm stressing out. Part of me wants this to happen to get it over with already, but the other part of me is afraid of what can happen. I feel like I'm stuck in a nightmare and all I want to do is wake up and continue my life the way it was. I hate feeling so depressed...
    AG06 AG06 26-30 4 Responses Mar 9

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    I got an OWI 4 weeks ago on my sister's 21st

    birthday. I'm 23 in Wisconsin. I have court in less than a week. I don't even know where to begin but it was the biggest wake up call of my life. My sister was at the bar with her friends and I decided to meet up with her there. I was there for an hour or so and then I...
    devonshaye devonshaye 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2014

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    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, 2014

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    So. I am a 22 year old female

    and a little under a month ago I received my first and only DUI. I had met a girlfriend on a random Wednesday to chat a a local bar in MN and I had 3.5 drinks within the 4 hours I was there. Not realizing I hadn't eaten much that day, I decided to drive the 2 miles to my house...
    Christina525 Christina525 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 3

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    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 36-40 9 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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    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 20 Responses Sep 7, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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, 2014

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    I was arrested this past February

    for an aggravated dui and battery. I was driving and pulled over to a gas station as my ex phoned the police. I hit him and tried to get the phone away. I saw the cops and just FREAKED out. I truly wasn't thinking. I reversed and hit another car and hit a cop car. There were no...
    violetskynoise violetskynoise 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    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 26-30, M 5 Responses May 14, 2014

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    This is an update from my previous experience

    with this matter. Here's what has happened. I had my meetings with my attorney before my arraignment hearing and what was supposed to be my trial. With having meetings with the prosecuting attorney in my case, we came up with a plea bargain that suited both sides. I had to plea...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 36-40, M Oct 30, 2014

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    I got my second dui so im stuck at home with

    only privileges to drive to work. My girlfriend was very supportive at first but has since dumped me. Now I'm stuck at home feeling super alone and can't even leave the house
    cowboysfan614 cowboysfan614 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 25

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    In 2004 I totaled my car,

    the passenger with me was hurt, i was severely injured and punished, I did my time, fast forward 11 years. My parents, who have become very proud of who i have become, the progress ive made to be the man i am today, celebrated with pride and joy when they put the down payment on...
    sean868786 sean868786 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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    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

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    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 4 Responses Jul 13, 2014

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    So I am 28 years old

    and recently got a dui charge as well as dangerous driving and on top of that I drove my car to get fixed few minutes away and ended up getting a driving with suspended license. I was coming home from out of town and took the back way. This day I had few drinks but recall on...
    lostlife24 lostlife24 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    First, Second , Third And More DWI/DUI

    I woke up in jail with my 2nd DWI and went into shock. How could this have happened again. My husband was at home dying of cancer and I was self medicating as usual. I had to get out of the situation for just a bit and decided to meet some friends at the local bar. Long story...
    Suesue1212 Suesue1212 56-60, F Jun 10, 2013

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    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

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    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

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