December 29, 2016

California Charges Man with DUI for Drinking Coffee

Timothy Birdnow

Giving yet another reason why the People's Republic of California should be encouraged to Calexit, the Sunshine State is prosecuting a man for driving while under the influence of - caffeine!

The U.K. Guardian tells the story:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/24/california-dui-caffeine-lawsuit-solano-county

"After being pulled over on 5 August 2015, Schwab was charged by the Solano County district attorney with misdemeanor driving under the influence of a drug.

Almost 18 months later, Schwab is preparing to go to trial. The only evidence the DA has provided of his intoxication is a blood test showing the presence of caffeine.

Shcwab was driving home from work when he was pulled over by an agent from the California department of alcoholic beverage control, who was driving an unmarked vehicle. The agent said Schwab had cut her off and was driving erratically.

The 36-year-old union glazier was given a breathalyzer test which showed a 0.00% blood alcohol level, his attorney said. He was booked into county jail and had his blood drawn, but the resulting toxicology report came back negative for benzodiazepines, cocaine, opiates, THC, carisoprodol (a muscle relaxant), methamphetamine/MDMA, oxycodone, and zolpidem.

The sample was screened a second time by a laboratory in Pennsylvania, according to documents provided to the Guardian, where the sole positive result was for caffeine – a substance likely coursing through the veins of many drivers on the road at any given time."

End excerpt.

The prosecutor is saying Mr. Schwab is not being prosecuted for coffee drinking, but he has failed to provide any alternate information as is his legal duty under disclosure laws.

I suspect the "agent from alcohol beverage control" was probably not obeyed by Schwab, who doubted her legal authority to harass him. This appears to be an act of petty vengence on this agent's part.

And why did they send the sample to Pennsylvania? You mean to tell me the state of California doesn't have competent labs?

This is what happens when Progressivism reigns triumphant. Busybodies metastasize into tyrants, and innocent people are victimized by a bureacratic state run amok. It is always so.

California, like Carthage, must be destroyed. I am of the opinion that the Central Valley ought to secede from California and become a state while the rest of that corrupt hellhole can form the People's Republic that the losers there long to create. Let them stew in their own juices; they will be begging to be re-annexed by the U.S. in short order.

But that is the way of things; liberals are never content to suffer under their own policies but must have the whole world to oppress. That's why they all threaten to move to Canada before a Republican victory then welch on the promise; they know in their hearts that their ideas are crackpot, and don't want to face the reality. They want rather to push their crackpot ideas on others.

This is a classic example.

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