#039 – My D.U.I

One of my more embarrassing moments was when I lost my licence through drink driving. This happened over a decade ago but I’m still ashamed to talk about it. Let me start by saying I NEVER drink drive. I learnt my lesson and am always very conscious as to how much I drink before getting behind the wheel. I have a limit of two beers which would keep me below the limit.

I was pulled over late one night and blew reading. I can’t remember what I blew but it was probably about double the limit. I was taken to the police station where I was given a secondary test which I obviously failed. I was perfectly behaved and compliant. I watch some of these cop television shows where the drunk driver is abusive and hard work. Then there are the others who laugh their way through it. I was respectful and took it very seriously as I knew the trouble I was in.

I was released that night but that was only the start of my problems. What they don’t tell you is that you get a decent fine, loose your licence for six months, have to go to court, have to get an alcohol interlock device fitted – and recalibrated monthly at a costs, go to a two session drink driving program and then a second visit before the judge to get the interlock removed and get your licence back. Then it’s a further six months of driving at a zero reading. It’s all a big ordeal. Not to mention the money it costs in taxi’s and the bother it causes others who have to transport you around.

Like I said… I learnt my lesson and I know it won’t happen again.

Published by aperfecttool83

I'm a 37 year old who lives in Melbourne Australia. I have many interests but I want to base this blog on my mental health. I have schizophrenia, depression & anxiety. I have 15 years experience with psychiatrists and I have had close to 20 hospital admissions. I plan on writing about my delusions, voices, paranoia, depression and how to deal with them psychiatrists :) I really hope this blog can help someone. Please feel free to contact me and I promise to get back to you. Have a nice day!

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