You Booze, You Lose

Car Wars

Rudy's latest campaign took to the streets last week when cops began enforcing the country's toughest anti-DWI measure: drive drunk, lose your car. Taxi, anyone?


imageRicc Shaeridan
Age:29
Resides:Chelsea
Occupation:Musician

What do you think of Giuliani's new measure? It's not a good thing. Suppose a kid has the car and it's his parents' car. They can't get to work the next day.

Have you ever driven drunk?No. I don't have a driver's license.

What's the most dangerous thing you've done?I saw some kids playing in the fountain here in the park and one of them was running out and a tractor was coming. I don't know why, but I ran after the kid and pushed him out of the way. We're all okay, but I busted my ass.


imageAntonio Rodriguez
Age:30
Resides:Williamsburg
Occupation:Unemployed

What do you think of Giuliani's new measure?I agree with it. Those people could kill somebody.

Have you ever driven drunk?No. But I've been in cars where the driver was drunk.

What's the most dangerous thing you've done?One night I was drinking, I got really drunk and lost my mind. I walked home alone at night and these guys hit me. They robbed me and I had to go to the hospital for 20 days. They broke my legs. They never caught them.


imageDan Downey
Age:44
Resides:Bloomfield
Occupation:Finance

What do you think of Giuliani's new measure? I like the idea they're going after drunk drivers a little harder. But they can seize your car before you go to trial. They could abuse that power. The police will always have the upper hand.

Have you ever driven drunk?When I was 19, I did it once.

What's the most dangerous thing you've done?Just growing up in a crap neighborhood. I grew up in Jersey City. There were always drug dealers in the playground. I didn't realize how dangerous it was back then, though.


imageLisa Layne
Age:24
Resides:Crown Heights
Occupation:Student

What do you think of Giuliani's new measure?It's a little severe. He's just doing it to make New York an example for when he runs for Senate.

Have you ever driven drunk?No.

What's the most dangerous thing you've done? I had sex without a condom. I lead a pretty docile life, so that was unusual for me. I don't bungee jump. I don't jaywalk.


imageRobyn Yost
Age:21
Resides:Lower East Side
Occupation:Student

What do you think of Giuliani's new measure?Basically, the police are taking the position of judge and jury, and they're not qualified at all. Look at what happened in the Bronx.

Have you ever driven drunk?I've driven after a few drinks.

What's the most dangerous thing you've done?Rollerblading through New York without any protection.


imageEric Clark
Age:In my thirties
Resides:Fort Greene
Occupation:Sales

What do you think of Giuliani's new measure?Too drastic.

Have you ever driven drunk?Yes. When I was younger.

What's the most dangerous thing you've done?I did security for Tupac Shakur. It was like five years ago when he was going back and forth to court on the rape charge. I had to make sure no one was going to kill him. That was dangerous.


imageMauricio Vieira
Age:40
Resides:Washington Heights
Occupation:Messenger

What do you think of Giuliani's new measure?Man, I think he's an asshole. His only concern is to build a stadium in Midtown.

Have you ever driven drunk?No. I don't drive. And I don't drink.

What's the most dangerous thing you've done?What I do every day— ride a bike and fight with cab drivers.

imageMame McCutchin
Age:29
Resides:Nolita
Occupation:Business development

What do you think of Giuliani's new measure?Giuliani thinks he's Eliot Ness.

Have you ever driven drunk?When I was a teenager.

What's the most dangerous thing you've done?I moved to Africa without knowing anyone there. I lived there for a year. I just wanted to know a different culture.

 
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