Enough’s enough

25 Sep

So I got riled up this morning, and maybe y’all are riled up, too.

Why? I saw this story come across the wire:


Kiefer Sutherland arrested in Los Angeles for investigation of misdemeanor drunken driving

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kiefer Sutherland was arrested early Tuesday for investigation of misdemeanor drunken driving after he was stopped for making an illegal U-turn and failed a field sobriety test, authorities said.
The actor was pulled over about 1:10 a.m. in West Los Angeles, said Officer Kevin Maiberger.
Sutherland, 40, tested over the state’s legal blood alcohol limit of .08 percent, said Officer Karen Smith. Police declined to say what his blood-alcohol level was.
Sutherland spokeswoman Annett Wolf declined to comment.
The actor was released around 4 a.m. after posting $25,000 bail, according to Sheriff’s Department records.
Maiberger said Sutherland was scheduled to appear in court Oct. 16.
Sutherland won a best actor Emmy last year for his role as agent Jack Bauer on the Fox TV series “24.” The series is set to return to the air in January.


Keifer. Paris. Nicole. Lindsay. Mel. Eve.

There’s more than just those, but they’re the most recent.

I’m tired of hearing about celebrities getting DUIs. These folks all seem pretty intelligent – yes, even Paris – so why do they do something so stupid?

We teach children not to drive drunk. I guarantee it – ask a 10-year-old, and they’ll tell you, don’t drive drunk. It’s common sense.

I’ve seen local tipsy folks dish out money for a cab, and most of the time, they don’t have to beg and plead to find a designated driver.

What – do these celebrities just not have any money? I find that one hard to believe. Do they not party with sober pals, or isn’t there anyone they can call to drive them home?

I don’t have anything against drinking, but drinking and driving is a whole other story. It’s something that can – and probably will – kill you, and you’ll probably take someone else out with you. Brilliant plan, that one.

These types of DUI stories really don’t affect anyone’s day-to-day life, and I hope most young girls are looking to teens like Miley Cyrus as a role model rather than Nicole or Paris. Still, it just gets old to see these kinds of stories. I’d much rather read about the upcoming season of 24 rather than read about Keifer’s stupid mistake.

If a DUI is the latest Hollywood must-have, I’ll have to pass on that one.

What do you think? Talk with me.

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