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Erin Brockovich arrested while boating in Nevada
SFGate.com ^ | 6/9/13 | Martin Griffith - ap

Posted on 06/09/2013 7:35:05 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Environmental activist Erin Brockovich, portrayed by Julia Roberts in a 2000 movie about her fight over the pollution of a California town, was arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated at Lake Mead near Las Vegas, authorities said Sunday.

Brockovich was arrested late Friday night after breath tests showed her blood-alcohol level was just over twice the legal limit of .08, said Edwin Lyngar, spokesman for the Nevada Department of Wildlife.

A game warden noticed she was struggling and needed assistance while trying to moor her motor boat at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor, he said. Brockovich had been out on the boat with a male companion but was alone when she tried to dock it.

"She was not sure how to maneuver the boat into the dock," Lyngar told The Associated Press. "It's a simple thing if you can think clearly. But if you add alcohol and unfamiliarity of the area, it can all cause serious problems."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Nevada; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: alcohol; arrested; boating; erinbrockovich; lasvegas
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She is 52.
1 posted on 06/09/2013 7:35:05 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Doesn’t boating pollute the water?


2 posted on 06/09/2013 7:36:35 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

hey now.. sheen haPPens


3 posted on 06/09/2013 7:37:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NormsRevenge

Need pics in order to determine guilt or innocence.


4 posted on 06/09/2013 7:37:50 PM PDT by lightman (Buzzed and buggered bath house Barry: the Benghazi bungler.)
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To: NormsRevenge

People still boat sober? Who knew?


5 posted on 06/09/2013 7:37:53 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: NormsRevenge

I thought she was 52 when the movie came out....lol. It is ridiculous to get a DUI for boating. We are clearly in such a nanny state that even FREEPERS will be applauding her arrest. American is dead of freedom.


6 posted on 06/09/2013 7:37:58 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: NormsRevenge

They can’t arrest our Saints!


7 posted on 06/09/2013 7:38:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: napscoordinator
It is ridiculous to get a DUI for boating.

No more so than for driving a car. A remarkable number of deaths and injuries occur every year because of people trying to drive a boat while tanked up.

8 posted on 06/09/2013 7:40:53 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: NormsRevenge

Definitely not ticketed for lack of flotation devices!


9 posted on 06/09/2013 7:42:12 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Moonman62

“Doesn’t boating pollute the water?”

Never applies to the activist doing the lecturing.


10 posted on 06/09/2013 7:43:04 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: NormsRevenge; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
I remember that movie: she was a hooker who cared about global warming!


11 posted on 06/09/2013 7:43:06 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Her fifteen minutes of fame was over when Oingo Biongo was still cool.


12 posted on 06/09/2013 7:43:29 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: NormsRevenge

Erin Brockovich, crusader against factory pollution, was arrested over wkend for boating while polluted.


13 posted on 06/09/2013 7:44:12 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: NormsRevenge

In Mississippi the engine HP must be over 10hp to get a BWI...I painted mine 9HP...


14 posted on 06/09/2013 7:44:23 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Excuse me...Here's your nose. I found it in my business....agian!)
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To: Sherman Logan

i could not dock my own boat without help, that’s why hubby is always sober.


15 posted on 06/09/2013 7:44:51 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Wait....when did Oingo Boingo stop being cool?

No one ever tells me anything.


16 posted on 06/09/2013 7:47:14 PM PDT by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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To: napscoordinator

“I thought she was 52 when the movie came out....lol. It is ridiculous to get a DUI for boating. We are clearly in such a nanny state that even FREEPERS will be applauding her arrest. American is dead of freedom.”

You obviously haven’t been around DRUNK boaters. They are just as dangerous as DRUNK drivers only on water. Boats these days are as fast as cars.

Two guys around here boating a couple weeks ago were going so fast (and they were drunk) hit an object in the water, flipped the boat and decapitated one of them.


17 posted on 06/09/2013 7:48:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: NormsRevenge

” Brockovich had been out on the boat with a male companion but was alone when she tried to dock it.”

so uhh... what happened to the guy?


18 posted on 06/09/2013 7:49:52 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

In case you haven’t noticed, the 80s are hip now (in a retro sense):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCPGQX9rU1s


19 posted on 06/09/2013 7:51:51 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: Sherman Logan

Exactly. You are standing on a boat, someone sideswipes you and knocks in the water, then drives over you.

It has happened before and more than once.


20 posted on 06/09/2013 7:52:07 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: absalom01

I knew them before they were cool. Actually, I didnt even know that they were known outside of L.A.


21 posted on 06/09/2013 7:53:29 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: cableguymn
so uhh... what happened to the guy?

Oh, nothing.


22 posted on 06/09/2013 7:55:29 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: cableguymn
so uhh... what happened to the guy?

"Well ... he wuzz ... uhhh --- 's a funny story. Ummmmm. He wuz ... look, I barely knew him, 'K? And ... and ... I thought he could swim, ya know? Anyhoo, I just thought I'd have some fun ... and so I told him -- I told him to lean over the edge, and ... and I grabbed the wheel thingy and ... "

23 posted on 06/09/2013 7:57:40 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: NormsRevenge

Boating while intoxicated. Why is that even news? Around here I don’t think you’re even allowed to go out in a boat unless you have at least one ice chest full of chilled beers.


24 posted on 06/09/2013 8:10:06 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: NormsRevenge
She is 52.

And blonde

25 posted on 06/09/2013 8:11:38 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("New Yorks Finest" are now "The Untouchables")
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To: NormsRevenge

erin drunkenb1tch?


26 posted on 06/09/2013 8:13:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“They’re called boobs, Ed.”

Guess that didn’t work this time around...


27 posted on 06/09/2013 8:15:26 PM PDT by moovova
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To: NormsRevenge

Back when I drank, booze would hit really fast and twice as hard if I was on a boat out in the sun.


28 posted on 06/09/2013 8:18:55 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: NormsRevenge; a fool in paradise; Revolting cat!

6 ‘Based on a True Story’ Movies with Unpleasant Epilogues

http://www.cracked.com/article_19564_6-based-true-story-movies-with-unpleasant-epilogues.html

Dear Erin’s #6.


29 posted on 06/09/2013 8:23:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: NormsRevenge

THANK GOD us peasants supplied the money at gunpoint to pay this game warden.

Who knows? She might have even killed one of the King’s deer. Wonder if the game warden’s supervisor, Sir Guy of Gisborne, had his game warden cuff her across the face for mouthing off?

Is there NOWHERE one can go to evade the Eye Of Government Scrutiny?


30 posted on 06/09/2013 8:30:25 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: kcvl

I live on the Colorado River. Drunk boaters, particularly jet skiers are a menace to everyone. People get killed every year by them.


31 posted on 06/09/2013 8:30:27 PM PDT by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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To: kcvl
You obviously haven’t been around DRUNK boaters. They are just as dangerous as DRUNK drivers only on water. Boats these days are as fast as cars.

1. Does this mean that Brockovich's boat is as fast as a car, or is this just your personal anecdote?

2. Do you believe in having 30/40/50 dollar an hour "game wardens" hanging around on the government dime (your peasant dime) to pinch malefactors?

I don't think the Founders would have approved - AT ALL.

32 posted on 06/09/2013 8:37:51 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: IrishPennant

What about a C-Scow?


33 posted on 06/09/2013 8:41:50 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Life is a bitch. If it was easy, we would call it a slut)
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To: Hildy
I live on the Colorado River. Drunk boaters, particularly jet skiers are a menace to everyone. People get killed every year by them.

So? Screw the Police State. Constitutionalists and Declarationists don't support having a bunch of overpaid jackboots hanging around on the peasant dime.

(Psssst - disagree with me, or you might become a "person of interest" for the NSA).

Moar government is better government.

34 posted on 06/09/2013 8:41:51 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: kiryandil

Yes, I approve of enforcing laws (voted on by the people) to arrest DRUNK boaters who kill other boaters every freaking day!


35 posted on 06/09/2013 8:42:50 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kiryandil

Next thing you they will telling you to call before you dig.


36 posted on 06/09/2013 8:44:44 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (A bad hair day is not a mental issue, or is it?)
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To: Hildy

Exactly!

Some people seem to think the laws we voted for aren’t supposed to be enforced.


37 posted on 06/09/2013 8:45:52 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kiryandil

Next thing you know and the jackboots will be telling us to drive on the right side of the road and HORROR! Under speed limit!


38 posted on 06/09/2013 8:47:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: napscoordinator

I don’t know. Where I grew up in a heavily populated coastal region, we used to do all kinds of wacky things.

Boating while drinking was just not done. The dregs of the dregs of the fellas would forbid it. Well, they were probably one arrest away from serous time, I don’t know. And this was years ago when people read and thought and had freedoms like that of speech.

But we didn’t drink and boat.

Well now that I think of it the re was a little but there was a designated driver.

Anyone who wanted the priveledge of driving or owning a boat took that seriously.


39 posted on 06/09/2013 8:48:20 PM PDT by stanne
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To: NormsRevenge

Lake Mead is patrolled?


40 posted on 06/09/2013 8:52:43 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: kcvl; ThomasThomas; Revolting cat!
Just remember:

Laws are for peasants like YOU.

They are NOT for your masters*.

*See "Current Washington Troubles", or in a blast from the past, Chappaquiddick & The Swimmer...

41 posted on 06/09/2013 8:55:57 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: kiryandil

Even driving on the right side of the road?


42 posted on 06/09/2013 8:56:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: cdcdawg

Doesn’t the real Erin have vast tracts of land?


43 posted on 06/09/2013 9:04:24 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Revolting cat!

I’m pretty sure Jon Corzine’s policethug bodyguard could have been driving on the wrong side of the road and it wouldn’t have mattered.


44 posted on 06/09/2013 9:04:32 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Gene Eric

Yes. But only where you have park or launch your boat. It is like shooting fish in a barrel! lol Lots or revenue to be had.


45 posted on 06/09/2013 9:12:46 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: kiryandil

You aren’t credible with a statement like that.

What, you needed to call In reinforcement for your statement?


46 posted on 06/09/2013 9:15:39 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
What, you needed to call In reinforcement for your statement?

I was CONFRONTING the other posters, not calling in reinforcement. What sort of n00b are you, n00b?

47 posted on 06/09/2013 9:27:23 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: kiryandil

1998 and you? 2002 “n00b”?


48 posted on 06/09/2013 9:41:02 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: NormsRevenge
She used to be on tv commercials for some lawyer outfit here in California. Trust me, Miss Brokovich was Hollywoodized. Not all that hot in real life. Saw her in part of an interview once, saying she didn't know how PG&E had the adaucity (her pronunciation) to do what they did. She didn't come across as smart at all. And her chest didn't look like it'd open that many doors.
49 posted on 06/09/2013 10:37:59 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: tumblindice
Doesn’t the real Erin have vast tracts of land?

Vast tracts indeed.

50 posted on 06/09/2013 10:59:40 PM PDT by llevrok (Joe Biden is the Fredo Corleone of the Obama crime family.)
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