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 Post subject: Paul Alexander arrested for DUI
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:08 pm 
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yesterday afternoon, just BEFORE the game.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/ae/ ... ui-650966/

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 Post subject: Re: Paul Alexander arrested for DUI
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What does the time of the game have to do with it?


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 Post subject: Re: Paul Alexander arrested for DUI
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Well the time has two factors potentially...

First...was he working the game? (Drunk at work)
Second...lush! Drunk before its dark!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Paul Alexander arrested for DUI
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:29 pm 
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Ralphie wrote:
What does the time of the game have to do with it?


He was going TO WORK...for his pregame show on ROOT while drunk.

Second, the majority of DUIs come after dark!

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 Post subject: Re: Paul Alexander arrested for DUI
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Animal wrote:
He was going TO WORK...for his pregame show on ROOT while drunk.


He was heading east so he was actually not headed to the Root studio.


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 Post subject: Re: Paul Alexander arrested for DUI
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Tommy Gunn wrote:
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He was going TO WORK...for his pregame show on ROOT while drunk.


He was heading east so he was actually not headed to the Root studio.



Maybe he was sooooo drunk, he didn't even know which direction to go?! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Paul Alexander arrested for DUI
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I've seen him pretty flushed on TV but it didn't occur to me that he had been drinking. Maybe he's an alcoholic.


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 Post subject: Re: Paul Alexander arrested for DUI
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Ralphie wrote:
I've seen him pretty flushed on TV but it didn't occur to me that he had been drinking. Maybe he's an alcoholic.


I dont know, he is on a morning radio (6-10) show everyday of the week. My guess is golf outing gone wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: Paul Alexander arrested for DUI
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Ralphie wrote:
I've seen him pretty flushed on TV but it didn't occur to me that he had been drinking. Maybe he's an alcoholic.


That is certainly not beyone the realm of possibility. Many a media guy has had that same problem.

Just glad he did not hurt anyone. Drunk driving is one thing. A crash and hit and run is something entirely different.

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 Post subject: Re: Paul Alexander arrested for DUI
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I'm not saying the guy is an alcoholic; I have no idea. I have known people who drink every night and show up for work early and on time every morning.

Also 5 PM for him may be like 10 PM for a normal person.


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 Post subject: Re: Paul Alexander arrested for DUI
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Ralphie wrote:
I'm not saying the guy is an alcoholic; I have no idea. I have known people who drink every night and show up for work early and on time every morning.

Also 5 PM for him may be like 10 PM for a normal person.


I don't know either...but 5 PM for him is more like 8 in the morning for a normal guy....GOING TO WORK (at least one of his jobs).

Let's be honest though...someone who gets drunk just before work, gets involved in an accident, and takes off, has SOME KIND of problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Paul Alexander arrested for DUI
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So he had 2 1/2 lite beers with his lunch? Do we know what his blood-to-alcohol level was? The DUI laws have gotten out of hand.


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 Post subject: Re: Paul Alexander arrested for DUI
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So he had 2 1/2 lite beers with his lunch? Do we know what his blood-to-alcohol level was? The DUI laws have gotten out of hand.

Where do you get that he had only 2.5 light beers?

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 Post subject: Re: Paul Alexander arrested for DUI
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Willton wrote:
CashInFist wrote:
So he had 2 1/2 lite beers with his lunch? Do we know what his blood-to-alcohol level was? The DUI laws have gotten out of hand.

Where do you get that he had only 2.5 light beers?


I didn't. I was speculating. Does anyone know what his BAC was?


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 Post subject: Re: Paul Alexander arrested for DUI
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They said he failed a field sobriety test and was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Actual BAC probably won't be known for awhile.


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 Post subject: Re: Paul Alexander arrested for DUI
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Animal wrote:
Ralphie wrote:
What does the time of the game have to do with it?


He was going TO WORK...for his pregame show on ROOT while drunk.

Second, the majority of DUIs come after dark!

He was going home.

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 Post subject: Re: Paul Alexander arrested for DUI
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Animal wrote:
Ralphie wrote:
I'm not saying the guy is an alcoholic; I have no idea. I have known people who drink every night and show up for work early and on time every morning.

Also 5 PM for him may be like 10 PM for a normal person.


I don't know either...but 5 PM for him is more like 8 in the morning for a normal guy....GOING TO WORK (at least one of his jobs).

Let's be honest though...someone who gets drunk just before work, gets involved in an accident, and takes off, has SOME KIND of problem.

He wasn't going to work. He was going home. His regular job is on radio, and the show starts at 6:00 or 6:30 AM, I can't remember which.

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 Post subject: Re: Paul Alexander arrested for DUI
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CashInFist wrote:
So he had 2 1/2 lite beers with his lunch? Do we know what his blood-to-alcohol level was? The DUI laws have gotten out of hand.


Absolutely NOT! Regardless of what some people may think, a couple beers do NOT put you over the legal limit. Obviously, it varies from person to person, but on average, most average size drinks increase the BAC by .022%. So it would take four straight drinks to get you over the .08 limit. But, the average person also has .02% dissipate through their blood stream per hour. So, you could drink 2 drinks per hour, and it would take you 4 hours to get you over the limit.

DUI is one of the biggest killers in this country. The DUI laws have certainly NOT gotten out of hand.

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 Post subject: Re: Paul Alexander arrested for DUI
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sisyphus wrote:
Animal wrote:
Ralphie wrote:
I'm not saying the guy is an alcoholic; I have no idea. I have known people who drink every night and show up for work early and on time every morning.

Also 5 PM for him may be like 10 PM for a normal person.


I don't know either...but 5 PM for him is more like 8 in the morning for a normal guy....GOING TO WORK (at least one of his jobs).

Let's be honest though...someone who gets drunk just before work, gets involved in an accident, and takes off, has SOME KIND of problem.

He wasn't going to work. He was going home. His regular job is on radio, and the show starts at 6:00 or 6:30 AM, I can't remember which.


OKay, so if that is the case he was going home, then he had to be back on the air for the Root Sports Pre Game show like an hour later???? Yeah, that would sober him up!

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 Post subject: Re: Paul Alexander arrested for DUI
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Willton wrote:
CashInFist wrote:
So he had 2 1/2 lite beers with his lunch? Do we know what his blood-to-alcohol level was? The DUI laws have gotten out of hand.

Where do you get that he had only 2.5 light beers?


That is a favorite thing for many people to say, that they would be over the limit with just a couple drinks. That could not be further from the truth.

And since the law changed from .10 to .08%, something like 92% of those arrested still had a BAC in excess of .10%. It was something like that a year or two ago. To be honest, I have not checked recently, but it is very high.

And generally, people who are innocent don't hit and run a simple fender bender.

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