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Don't be stupid on Dec. 31

December 30, 2009 - Per Peterson
There are many reasons to watch yourself on Thursday night when it comes to drinking. Obviously, if you’re plowed, don’t get behind the wheel. That should be a no-brainer. Driving when you’re drunk is not a smart idea, holiday or not. You also want to make sure you don’t make a fool of yourself or do something else that could land you in trouble. Here’s an example: According to Florida authorities, a man called 911 Tuesday claiming he had been beaten and shot. He called three times, telling the dispatcher he had a broken nose and bleeding ears and claiming people were shooting at him. As is was, the guy, who also allegedly kicked a sheriff’s deputy in the knees, was simply looking for a ride to another bar. He got a ride, allright — to the Pinellas County Jail. He also got Tasered. The 37-year-old partyer is facing charges of misusing the 911 system and battery of a law enforcement officer. Do me favor: Print this out and bring it with you wherever you go Thursday night, if nothing more than to remind you and your friends to keep everything in check. Go ahead and party, just be smart about it.


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