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A Man in California Is Fighting a Caffeine DUI, and the State Won't Back Down
Yahoo News ^ | 12/29/2016

Posted on 12/28/2016 6:15:38 PM PST by Lazamataz

A California man is in the midst of a lengthy legal battle following a driving under the influence charge that was issued almost 18 months ago for operating a car while under the influence of caffeine, reports said. I'm sorry, did we miss something? When did it become illegal to drive after consuming some espresso?

Joseph Schwab, 36, was pulled over on August 5, 2015, by a California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control agent in an unmarked car who claimed the 36-year-old had cut her off and was driving erratically, The Guardian reported. The agent administered a breathalyzer test which displayed a 0.00% blood alcohol level, according to Schwab's lawyer. After that test, Schwab was put into county jail and had his blood taken for an addition toxicology test. The following report concluded that he had no illegal drugs in his system.

It wasn't until samples were sent to an outside testing facility in Pennsylvania that caffeine showed up as the only drug in Schwab's system when he was arrested, The Guardian reported. Now, just about 18 months later, Schwab and his attorney are gearing up for trial.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: caffeine; caffeinedui; california; dui
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With all due respect, it is not that California might be insane. It is that they aren't even in the same ZIPCODE as sane. They don't even know sane EXISTS. They saw a movie about sanity and rushed out of the theater. They will not get on an elevator if there are more than one sane persons on it. They are a buoy of insanity in the Great Insane Sea. Sanity has never even violated their airspace. They, alone, accounts for 71% of America's GDP of insanity. Veni, Vidi, Krazy: They came, they saw, they got insane. They tend to thier insanity like a stadium tends to its playing-field grass. They often asks thier husband if thier insanity makes thier butt look big. They spoons with thier insanity at night, and whispers sweet loving coos into its ear. They once ordered a Baskin-Robbins ice cream cone in the flavor 'Chocolate Insanity', and told the attendent to hold the Chocolate. The Aztec God of Insanity is named Californiqiazotal. They once heard Saddam's last name, and remarked, "Who's sane? Certainly not me!"
1 posted on 12/28/2016 6:15:38 PM PST by Lazamataz
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CALexit

every conservative should strongly support


2 posted on 12/28/2016 6:18:46 PM PST by vooch
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Seriously. It’s time for them to go.


3 posted on 12/28/2016 6:19:52 PM PST by Lazamataz (TRUMP LIED TO ME!!!! ....He said I'd get sick of winning.... AND I'M NOT SICK OF WINNING YET!!!!)
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Obama should pardon him.


4 posted on 12/28/2016 6:21:08 PM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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Sounds to me as if Ms. Government Agent is determined to have the last word in a road rage incident. I guess she's sure showing him.

Exactly the sort of petty tyrant who shouldn't be allowed within a hundred yards of authority over other people.

5 posted on 12/28/2016 6:21:43 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Lazamataz

That’s crazy.

;-)


6 posted on 12/28/2016 6:22:23 PM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Lazamataz

It is reasons just like this that we have US Attorneys, I sure hope President Trump sends one to ARREST AND PROSECUTE EVERY LAST PERSON INVOLVED, INCLUDING THE JUDGE.

FELONY KIDNAPPING, EXTORTION


7 posted on 12/28/2016 6:23:11 PM PST by eyeamok (destruction of government records.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

This is PRECISELY why Donald J. Trump won.


8 posted on 12/28/2016 6:24:41 PM PST by Lazamataz (TRUMP LIED TO ME!!!! ....He said I'd get sick of winning.... AND I'M NOT SICK OF WINNING YET!!!!)
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They should go but via immigration. Let them move to some shi*bag country with a diverse culture and where the natives hate whites and they can validate their guilt as the oppressors of the world.


9 posted on 12/28/2016 6:24:51 PM PST by Fai Mao (PIAPS for Prison 2016)
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To: Lazamataz

When Kramer got caffeined up on the show he was unfit to drive


10 posted on 12/28/2016 6:24:52 PM PST by ThomasThomas (Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.)
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I have encountered people who are hyper from overconsumption of caffeine. But they are not even in the same league as those under the influence of alcohol.

Pure idiocy when there is no law against driving under the influence of caffeine. Cite the guy for erratic driving if it applies, but you can't make up a new ex-post facto law just because you don't like people driving under the influence of caffeine!

11 posted on 12/28/2016 6:27:29 PM PST by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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I nominate Somalia to fill that role. It has the climate of California and the population density of Kansas. It is astride one of the world's busiest trade routes with over 2000 miles of coastline.

Give China a mandate to govern it and resettle refugees from all over the Muslim world and/or those uncomfortable with the cultures of traditional refugee accepting countries. Let them build a model of world diversity.

Hell, even move the UN Headquarters to Mogadishu to supervise this glorious project more easily!

12 posted on 12/28/2016 6:31:14 PM PST by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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Just in. Justice prevailed.

DA drops DUI charge after Fairfield man tests positive for caffeine

13 posted on 12/28/2016 6:33:06 PM PST by Karl Spooner
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To: Lazamataz

Next up for the “Great” state of California: DUI for Turkey Related Tryptophan Intoxication.


14 posted on 12/28/2016 6:42:27 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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I keep saying, one day, maybe years in the future they are going to discover that some unknown, unseen gas has been seeping out of all those fault lines...


15 posted on 12/28/2016 6:43:03 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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1. If I hadn’t been drinking or doing drugs, I would never submit to a drug test, “After” passing a FST.

This falls under the phrase “If you don’t have anything to hide...”. The result was a fishing expedition, looking for a charge, not a probable cause investigation.

2. This so called officer needs to be investigated as does everyone involved in the entire process for unlawful detainment, under the color of law, false charges(there is no law on the books for caffeine, etc,, etc, etc.

I usually let most sleights go but, this one would have me at an attorney’s office looking for my share of the public pie for the abuse...


16 posted on 12/28/2016 6:44:35 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway - "Enjoy Yourself" ala Louis Prima)
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malicious prosecution
17 posted on 12/28/2016 6:49:04 PM PST by Chode (may the RATS all die of dehydration from crying)
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To: Karl Spooner

Justice will be served when the perp is toes up or flat broke.


18 posted on 12/28/2016 6:58:24 PM PST by soycd
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19 posted on 12/28/2016 6:59:41 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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I have several extended family members who are Californians. The depth width and height of their insanity cannot be measured. But they don’t understand they’re insane because everyone they know is just like them. Now that Trump is POTUS, their insanity is spiraling completely out of control. I’m glad they are suffering.


20 posted on 12/28/2016 7:00:35 PM PST by RooRoobird20 ("Democrats haven't been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.")
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