Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

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Possible DUI driver crashed into multiple parked cars at Derf's on the corner of Mission and De La Vina Streets.

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a-1573722514 Oct 16, 2019 03:35 PM
Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

Many years ago I married a wonderful man before I realized he was an alcoholic. We divorced and it has been painful to witness the decline in his life and mental state. When people drink to excess, their brains become steeped in alcohol and they don't even know they're becoming less and less stable physically and mentally. My present relationship was fine until it became apparent that my significant other could not function without being stoned. He smoked every single day and it did nothing but cause grief in our lives. It was altering his mind, and not in a good way. He has finally stopped smoking. It was difficult for him to give up his soothing "blanket." Marijuana was sheltering him from reality, or so he thought. Now he is happier, much more fun to be around and has attained a type of normality. People who anesthethize themselves with substances often have no clue that they are making themselves and others around them more and more unhappy. I've had alcoholic friends and dope-smoking friends and now find I have no time or patience to deal with either type of substance abuser. Clarity of mind and cherishing one's health is the way to go.

a-1573722514 Oct 16, 2019 04:26 PM
Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

Totally agree. In fact, you can see from some comments on here how pot has negatively affected some people's behavior, mind set and brains. For example, the attacks and putting others down in defense of their habits.

Roger Oct 16, 2019 02:36 PM
Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

Don't let them get to you there are some people who cannot do anything without having issues so they have to try and drag others down into the poop hole with them to make them elves feel better. Don't get offended feel sorry for them smoke a bowl in their honor. Dog bless their little hearts.

Flicka Oct 16, 2019 01:17 PM
Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

So anyone who smokes weed for 50 years "has a problem". And what would that be? Not everyone who drinks alcohol or smokes weed is some nut case with "a problem". I have friends who drink a beer or have a drink, and have been their whole adult life. There is use and abuse, alcoholics and addicts are abusers. Responsible users don't have problems, just like to "use" to relax sometimes. How about the ones who like a glass of wine with dinner, every night. So what? Not a "problem". Apparently, unless you are a teetotaler and don't use weed or alcohol you are the only one without a problem.

a-1573722514 Oct 16, 2019 04:23 PM
Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

IT doesn't matter if people "break the law' more while under pot or alcohol. Until pot was legal, ever person smoking it without a med card was breaking the law, so there you go. The point is, both are mind altering substances and regular chronic use of both are substance abuse disorders. Whether or not one "breaks the law" has no bearing on it. It's just that both have different effects in that regard - but both are still substances that can and are abused.

a-1573722514 Oct 16, 2019 02:13 PM
Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

Regarding your comment, "while when you're stoned, you are much less inclined to do anything noticeably wrong." That is unless you have a case of the Death Munchies and are consuming food while inside the grocery store late at night! :-)

Roger Oct 16, 2019 03:01 PM
Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

Really? Buy a Scanner and listen to it study it you will find that many laws are broken while people are under the influence of Alcohol...There's one right now.

sacjon Oct 16, 2019 12:27 PM
Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

12:20 - Roger's point is pretty obvious to anyone who as ever had too much to drink. When you're drunk, you do stupid things, which many times end up being illegal (driving, jaywalking, stumbling in public, etc), while when you're stoned, you are much less inclined to do anything noticeably wrong.

a-1573722514 Oct 16, 2019 11:58 AM
Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

Pot and alcohol are both mind altering substances, period so potheads and alcohol users needs to stop pointing fingers at each other. Yes, alcohol can make people aggressive and pot heads are less likely to drive while inebriated however, pot has other bad side effects like reduced reaction time, reduced cognitive function, reduced comprehension, behavior alteration, and other problems. You can use cannabis for pain and such without the mind altering part. If you consistently use pot you are no different than the regular alcohol user. And vice versa.

a-1573722514 Oct 16, 2019 11:36 AM
Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

Recovery and addiction centers are overflowing with people who "do not have a problem." Anyone who has been on the weed for 50 years...has a problem. Does not take a genius to figure that one out. 50 years on the weed... Sheesh!

Flicka Oct 16, 2019 09:45 AM
Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

So, people smoking marijuana are "masking their problems". I don't actually have any problems. A friend told me 50-some years ago, "With booze your lose, with dope there's hope." So tired of all the "anti-cannabis bullies." Maybe they watched "Reefer Madness".

Luvaduck Oct 16, 2019 08:34 AM
Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

Seems we may have cannabis vs. alcohol injected into about everything that comes up. It would be good to separate use of the strain of cannabis for recreation from the one of medical use, and separate those who take an occasional drink responsibly from problem drinkers who are either practising alcoholics or habitual binge drinkers.

LocalMatt Oct 16, 2019 07:25 AM
Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

I used to smoke marijuana when I was a kid. Usually people grow up and learn that mind numbing chemicals dont fix anything, they just mask their problems

Roger Oct 16, 2019 07:39 AM
Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

Yep usually people grow up and drink alcohol like a grown up then they go for a drive smash into a bunch of cars and blow their livers out of their butts....I never found marijuana to be mind numbing it's good for pain . In fact much better than pain killers the Doctor gives me. Different strokes for different folks.

a-1573722514 Oct 16, 2019 12:22 AM
Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

This had nothing to do with the dispensary. It was due to a drunk driver going through a construction zone that is a complete mess, at best, in daylight. I can't even imagine driving through it at night. They didn't add extra lighting or anything. Driving through there drunk is just like riding Mr. Toad's Wild Ride!

a-1573722514 Oct 15, 2019 10:20 PM
Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

Mission and De La Vina still has a lot of construction impediments such as cones and so on. Distractions for drivers. We drove past that intersection (on Pedregosa, parallel) and I could have sworn that De La Vina was blocked off by equipment and such at Mission, on the north end. But that was around 3 p.m. ***Everyone take note: As reported earlier here on Edhat: West Mission St will be closed off from Hwy 101 to State St. this coming Saturday through Wednesday. Start planning your alternate route(s) now.***

a-1573722514 Oct 16, 2019 03:40 PM
Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

You make some good points, but as for "zero comparison," I don't agree with you there-----at all. Both substances can alter your brain permanently and not in a way that will make your life better.

a-1573722514 Oct 16, 2019 12:14 PM
Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

12:00 - Pot may slow down some brain function over time, but NOTHING compared to what a blacked out drunk will do. Have you ever known a stoned person to lose control of their bowels or bladder? How about punching a cop? How about ramming their car into a parked car, backing up and ramming it into another car? How about completely forgetting everything they did the day/night before? Sorry, but there is absolutely ZERO comparison between the effects of alcohol and cannabis.

SantaBarbaraObserver Oct 16, 2019 07:54 AM
Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

Maybe, just maybe, its because you're an overly opinionated fool who jumps to conclusion based on limited information ? Or maybe it was the closed dispensary that caused a drunk driver to crash his car after drinking alcohol somewhere else... I'll go with the first one.

a-1573722514 Oct 15, 2019 08:57 PM
Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

Localmatt- likely because you don't know anything about cannabis. Alcohol easily makes you crash into multiple cars. Pot might cause you to drive slow, but you're not going to hit one car, then keep going and hit another. Only something that makes you as stupid as humanly possible can do that....alcohol. Oh and also, no one is consuming the cannabis at the shop, but guess where they're able to guzzle enough booze to black out before they get behind the wheel? Yup, Derf's. Try again.

a-1573722514 Oct 15, 2019 08:43 PM
Possible DUI Driver Crashes into Multiple Cars

Because the anti-pot people are going to blame the dispensaries for everything. Why don't you also say that texting was responsible, while you're at it?

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