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Old 20-08-2008, 18:59   #1
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Whatch out in KEY WEST they will get you!

Watch out in Key WEST if you have a few drinks on your friends boat and row back over to your boat they will stop you for BUI. Article in
Crusing World about it in this Sept issue. Whats next come on your
take your cigars you got from Cuba.
I won't spend my money there. Why don't they just go to a football game and hand out DUI's to all the cars coming out of one of them. What a Joke
the Keys have become. Its going to bad down there Im sure. Better stay
clear.
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Old 20-08-2008, 19:06   #2
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Old 20-08-2008, 20:15   #3
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less property tax = more fines and fees - every town and county in Florida will be increasing fees.
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Old 20-08-2008, 20:16   #4
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If you are drunk running a boat...you are a drunk running a boat...tough

They get people here in the Peoples Republic of Maryland for DUI while sitting in a parked car/docked or anchored boat, no engine running, but the law says if it is warm you must have been driving it.

The same thing goes with boats.....If you start or attempt to start....so don't be drinking a brew while puttering/futzing with your engine.....

They probably saved someones life......a lot of drunk people drown when they slip off a dock and aspirate a little water.....alchohol inhibits the mammalian diving reflex...splash...snort a little water....less than a cup will do ya in...dead.
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Old 20-08-2008, 21:31   #5
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Yes Florida is talking to raise the sales TAX next it will be personnel property tax

on your boat, motors, motorhome etc.Like N.C. Has, those nuts will tax everything you have in N.C.
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Old 20-08-2008, 21:41   #6
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Lets be careful not to drag this discussion into state politics.
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Old 20-08-2008, 22:14   #7
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Well ya don't have income tax

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on your boat, motors, motorhome etc.Like N.C. Has, those nuts will tax everything you have in N.C.
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Old 21-08-2008, 03:56   #8
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I lived in the Keys for five years and witnessed the number of car accidents that occurred during my stay. Europeans who didn't know the rules of the road, tourists driving while staring out the side window at the scenery ("either look where you're going or go where you're looking!!!" and the inevitable drunk driver were rampant. The Keys are too special and beautiful to be viewed through the eyes of a drunk. The cops in the Keys are lenient, in my opinion, given that over four million people come to visit each year and so few are ticketed for anything at all. Speeding is rampant amongst tourists as well as locals.

If you find the need to become intoxicated through alcohol, stay home in a chair. The Florida Keys are already "intoxicating" enough in their own right.

I will now resume normal breathing and take one step down off this Tide Laundry Detergent soap box.

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Old 21-08-2008, 03:59   #9
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Those cell mates look like nice, upstanding citizens compared to most places!

Check out the folks you'd be sharing a room with at Riker's Island:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/mo...t_wanted.shtml


I never did understand the need to be wasted all the time while boating...
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It has been illegal here to operate ANY water craft over 0.5 blood alcohol, for many years. And they will do what is called a preliminary breath test at random. If you blow over they will take you back to a police station and use a very sophisticated machine to make sure you are busted. The statistics of water related accidents are the reason. For operators of water craft under the age of 18 (like our vehicle laws) it is 0-0. No excuses.

Draconian perhaps...unless you happen to be on the other end of an out of control jet ski....

Here if you want to have a few...stay put. Or have a designated rower !! Better still raft up with your party. Fun can still be had....should I mention the person who "missed" their boat, continued on...got swept out to sea and is very lucky to be alive.

Dont get me wrong . I love a drink ..way to much..but that is the way it is...
for me I would rather drink without stress..it spoils the occasion.
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Things got out of hand back in 1982, which caused the first great battle of the Conch Republic. Key West attempted to succeed from the Union and become an independent nation. Watch the video for the full story from a veteran of the great battle.

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While I don't agree with drunk driving or boating. The fact that there are a billion bars in Key West and the town is known, and fosters the fact, as an open party town where practically anything goes, it's most celebrated drunk resident has the most historic open air bar in town, Mr. J Buffets sings of it's liquid getaways, it's funny how indignant they get when they run across a few less than sober people.
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Three of the four are smugglers.

The Keys and smuggling??????? GET OUTTA TOWN!!!! I'm flabergasted.
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If you are stopped for BUI, don't take the test. Don't take any tests. Good luck getting a conviction without a sobriety test. I have a card from an attorney that says "I don't want to talk to you. I want to be left alone. If you are going to arrest me, I want an attorney, and I don't want to talk to you. "
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