307 Blog Posts From the John Carr Tag


Catch 22

Catch 22

We all know that failing a field sobriety test is evidence against you. The Massachusetts Court of Appeals reminds us that passing one can be too. At a DUI trial the prosecution has to show that you were intoxicated and that you were driving. That’s two separate facts. It’s not DUI if you’re not driving. […]

Ned Lamont’s nose

Ned Lamont’s nose

I wonder if anybody believed candidate Ned Lamont when he said he didn’t plan to toll cars. Other people, out of state trucks, not you voters. As election opponent Bob Stefanowski warned, he was lying. With the election won Connecticut governor Lamont revealed his true plan, tolls for all. Tolls are addictive. The first proposal […]

Formula for failure

Formula for failure

A Massachusetts town got a bucket of money to grease some squeaky wheels. Connecticut towns got a forest of signs to make some squeaky wheels. Taking money and giving it back is how higher government justifies its existence. The town of Weymouth was rewarded for chanting a rhyming slogan. Part of the reward, paid out […]

Only as drunk as you can prove

Only as drunk as you can prove

The Internet liked the story. Woman smashes $20,000 breathalyzer. The smashy woman from Coxsackie likely got her “aggravated DUI” dropped down to a regular DUI. Or in plain English, got her drunk driving charge dropped down to buzzed driving. Here are the official names for three crimes in New York: driving while ability impaired, driving […]

Some numbers to chew on

Some numbers to chew on

Highway funding is back in the air. There’s a new round of the old lie that drivers don’t pay their fair share. This faceless menace called “drivers” is close to being a synonym for “Americans.” In the densest cities, only half the residents. Before painting ourselves as the enemy let’s look at some statistics from […]