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Tue Aug 24, 2021, 01:02 AM

Allen West's sauced up wife rounded up for DWI (video released)

Another conservative crazy off the streets. Thanks Dallas PD!

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Reply Allen West's sauced up wife rounded up for DWI (video released) (Original post)
cadoman Aug 2021 OP
drray23 Aug 2021 #1
Skittles Aug 2021 #2
Tomconroy Aug 2021 #19
Skittles Aug 2021 #40
Tomconroy Aug 2021 #43
James48 Aug 2021 #3
Hortensis Aug 2021 #4
kcr Aug 2021 #7
Hortensis Aug 2021 #30
LeftInTX Aug 2021 #33
Hortensis Aug 2021 #39
Laffy Kat Aug 2021 #5
onenote Aug 2021 #16
LeftInTX Aug 2021 #35
ZZenith Aug 2021 #6
FBaggins Aug 2021 #11
Tomconroy Aug 2021 #13
FBaggins Aug 2021 #14
Tomconroy Aug 2021 #15
DFW Aug 2021 #8
Tomconroy Aug 2021 #9
Hassin Bin Sober Aug 2021 #22
Bucky Aug 2021 #10
Ohio Joe Aug 2021 #20
Takket Aug 2021 #12
Nixie Aug 2021 #17
FBaggins Aug 2021 #21
ecstatic Aug 2021 #18
Hassin Bin Sober Aug 2021 #23
Treefrog Aug 2021 #24
IcyPeas Aug 2021 #32
LeftInTX Aug 2021 #37
Treefrog Aug 2021 #38
Sympthsical Aug 2021 #25
Tomconroy Aug 2021 #26
Hassin Bin Sober Aug 2021 #28
Niagara Aug 2021 #27
Tomconroy Aug 2021 #29
gopiscrap Aug 2021 #31
Treefrog Aug 2021 #36
LeftInTX Aug 2021 #34
Skittles Aug 2021 #41
Mr.Bill Aug 2021 #42

Response to cadoman (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 01:08 AM

1. she was so drunk she could not even pull up

on the side of the road. She stopped in the middle of it..

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 01:11 AM

2. well....she cooperates but does not really follow instructions

that toe-heel walk is pretty well known, yes?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 08:24 AM

19. It's dark, traffic is whizzing by making noise.

You are very nervous and rather frightened. It's not easy. I think she's going to skate.

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Response to Tomconroy (Reply #19)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 06:16 PM

40. I wouldn't do that test

I'd be too nervous to do well regardless of what I had to drink (for the record I never drink and drive, I treat it as a zero tolerance thing).

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Response to Skittles (Reply #40)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 07:40 PM

43. I can only speak to my old jurisdiction but most DUI lawyers

In CT would advise not to. There are no consequences to a refusal. The cop has already decided to arrest you when he asks you to get out of the car. There are consequences to your license if you refuse a breath or blood or urine test.
I don't know about other states.

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 01:20 AM

3. I'll tell you-

From experience- the whole “raise the leg “ thing is the one that I simply can’t do, even sober. I’m 350 pounds, 61 years old, with very bad arthritis in both hips, and I have trouble standing on two legs, let alone on one. I have to use canes to walk anywhere.

She’s toast.

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 02:12 AM

4. Interesting. I was trying to imagine what the officers were seeing,

and interpreting, from those tests. Not saying she wasn't under the influence, but both balance problems and not following instructions in detail do have common causes other than inebriation. And a grandson having to see grandma being pulled over by the police and the disaster of a famous husband running for governor would be understandable causes for disconbobulation.

Whatever. I despise Allen West, and a wife who shares his views and ill-gotten gains every bit as much. Occurs to me, though, that if her husband was a Democratic candidate we'd all be wondering if it was a setup, regardless of wandering out of her lane and including breathalyzer results.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 03:11 AM

7. To your second point, there is no "we" when it comes to stuff like this

If you stick to your principles, you will get entreated not to eat our own! But heaven help you if you think they're getting railroaded. This is how it goes every time. We pick a side, dig in and hold fast.

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Response to kcr (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 10:08 AM

30. So, in the interest of factional loyalty, we should agree

that there's no such thing as considering all possibilities honestly and objectively, but that if there were the guilty should be denounced by all factions.

In a tried and true move to prove innocence to his own factionalists, "livid" Allen West is outraged!, demanding an apology from apparently the entire top government of Dallas and that the officer be fired.

Results of a blood draw post arrest are pending.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 03:57 PM

33. I didn't watch the whole thing

But she seemed to do OK with the eye tracking..

I saw her do the walk...It looked any other person I would see at the grocery store....-

I probably would not do any better myself, completely sober...

It looked like the crazy neuro tests that I have had done...One condition I have is a herniated disc..

I did not watch the rest of the test....
Didn't watch her driving at the beginning....

ETA Now I see that she did the breathalyzer, but did she fail?

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #33)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 04:38 PM

39. No word on the breathalyzer or blood test they got a

warrant to perform because she refused it.

A major political hot potato, of course. I looked out of curiosity, and since 2004 Dallas County has become increasingly solidly liberal for TX, Dallas itself "leaning liberal."

https://www.bestplaces.net/voting/city/texas/dallas

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 02:19 AM

5. So she was driving under the influence with a two-year-old child in the backseat?

They were so lucky this ended with an arrest and nobody hurt or worse. The parents should be livid.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 07:56 AM

16. Maybe she was. It hasn't been determined.

And like a few others, I don't see evidence in the video that she was obviously drunk. I've been pulled over and forced to do a breathalyzer test and when it didn't register an unlawful level, the cops made me do it again. And again. For some cops, when they pull you over, they've already decided you're under the influence and they will try anything and everything to justify the stop.

The blood draw results should give an answer, but I won't be surprised at the result either way.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 04:20 PM

35. I thought she did fine with the field sobriety tests

I probably couldn't pass...LOL..

I've had herniated discs...

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 02:27 AM

6. Kafkaesque.

She probably was drunk but man did that officer give off an inhuman vibe. Curious to know what she blew.

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 06:45 AM

11. Breathalyzer was inconclusive

That’s why they took her to get her blood drawn.

I will say that it looked unlike any drunk drivers video I’ve seen… but I suspect that the only ones that make it too common public view are drunk enough to be entertaining.

I’ll keep an open mind. Her story seems consistent with the video - but the blood test will be conclusive.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 06:57 AM

13. I read in a Texas paper she refused a voluntary blood draw.

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They had to get a warrant for a blood draw. That's why she wasn't released until the next afternoon.
She didn't follow instructions on the roadside tests but they are hard to do. It looked like the cop did the test with the flashlight wrong. They are looking for a sort of bouncing of the eyeball at the extremities which I didn't see when the camera show ed her eyes. I think the cop did her version of the test twice so I may not be the only one that didn't see the eyeballs jerk. Maybe the breath test didn't show anything so the cop kept making her do it.
She's not obviously drunk. She might not be guilty.. By the time the cop asks you to step out of the car they have already decided to arrest you.


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Response to Tomconroy (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 07:26 AM

14. Me too... but that doesn't show in the video

She seems perfectly willing to take the breathalyzer, but can’t seem to do it correctly (or perhaps has limited lung capacity).

Of course… that could also be someone trying to play act and pretend that she doesn’t understand… to avoid a valid test.

Odd that the video skips over the conversation re: why she was pulled over and whether she had anything to drink.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #14)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 07:45 AM

15. She was over the solid right line a couple of times.

They must have been flashing the overhead lights for awhile. She stops behind a truck stopped at a light I assume. It's a bit bizare she stays in the middle of the road rather than pulling over.
The blood draw may have been done so long after the stop it may not show her over the limit if it shows anything. Probably she skates..

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 03:20 AM

8. I must say

Being married to someone like Allen West would drive any previously rational woman to drink.

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 06:12 AM

9. In my jurisdiction, if she were really drunk, she would

Get another charge like risk of injury to a minor.

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Response to Tomconroy (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 08:51 AM

22. I thought I saw the charge was enhanced with "minor under 15 in the vehicle"

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 06:17 AM

10. This is a nazi persecution of her just for being a Republican freedom fighter!!!

Sorry, libtards, but it's "Her body, her choice!"

If the Libstahpo can stop this patriot-in-law for driving HER OWN car in the way and the conditions that SHE chooses to drive in, then we're already halfway to wearing yellow triangles!!

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Response to Bucky (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 08:36 AM

20. See now...

This is why it will be great when we can rec replies. Too funny

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 06:47 AM

12. But West said this was all BS. Was he lying to us??

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 07:56 AM

17. That driving could also be explained by someone looking

at their phone. Most of the time I pass someone obviously weaving and leaving huge traffic gaps, I look and see they are looking down at their phone.

A post here says the breathalyzer was inconclusive and she refused a blood test. If she was just on her phone, it seems she would have explained that and taken the chance on a ticket instead of arrest. But that field test also looks like it could be someone with balance issues in general.

I used to do high impact group exercises at the gym and could keep up with everything except the one-legged stretches at the end where you have to raise a leg to hold it and stretch, but I just couldn’t balance. So it wasn’t that shocking she couldn’t balance.

We’ll see what the bloodwork says.

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Response to Nixie (Reply #17)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 08:39 AM

21. So would interacting with a grandchild in the back seat

Or just a confused older lady who isn't a particularly good driver.

Some reports say that she rejected the blood test, but one was performed. The results will tell the tale.

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 08:07 AM

18. I rarely drink but those instructions would have

thrown me off a little.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #18)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 08:54 AM

23. It seemed like the cop's first dui. I wonder if she was a trainee.

It sounded like there was another cop in the background. If so, bet they wish they used the instructor on this high profile case.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #23)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 08:58 AM

24. Yeah, that cop could use some work on her communication skills.

That was hard to watch.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #23)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 03:28 PM

32. that was my thought too. she was even reading instructions, then she got her cellphone so she

could set the timer. the cop would say to do something, Mrs. West would start and the officer would say wait till I tell you to. over and over. I would've been a nervous wreck, I probably would've cried too, I wouldn't do well with that kind of pressure.

I think this video is kind of brutal.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #32)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 04:26 PM

37. It was worse than my neuro tests!

And the balance part of the neuro test also checks for complications of radiculopathy...which is often caused by a herniated disc without any cerebral cause...

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #32)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 04:27 PM

38. Yeah, that cop needs more training.

She certainly didn’t look blotto like I’ve seen in some videos.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #18)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 09:08 AM

25. I was pulled over once for suspicion of DUI

I hadn't been drinking, but I had been working a lot that week on very little sleep. I was on my way home to pass out entirely for two days. So, I was a touch out of it.

I snapped fully awake once that field test came up, but I couldn't figure out what he wanted me to do. He kept correcting me. It wasn't clear at all. I kept looking around and repeating, "Wait, what?" I must've seemed out of it.

Anyway, I explained things, blew nothing. So, he told me to go home and get some sleep.

Still, it was anxiety-inducing and somewhat confusing at the time.

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Response to Sympthsical (Reply #25)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 09:14 AM

26. After looking at the video I think Mrs. West

Is telling the truth.

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Response to Tomconroy (Reply #26)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 09:30 AM

28. She didn't look drunk to me.

If anything, I would say pills.

Absent that, she was probably distracted either by a phone or more likely the kid. That may be why she was driving over the line.

That said, I hope they find evidence and she gets locked up.

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 09:18 AM

27. Angela's driving is erratic.

Over the right of the white line, sitting there for awhile in the middle lane while being instructed to pull over from the police flashers.


Once she gets out of the vehicle, she completes the field sobriety tests just fine, even with incoherent instructions. She doesn't have slurred speech and looks frightened more than anything.



Angela is slightly older than I am and I can't do the sobriety test walk or positions without losing my balance. It is possible that she's a diabetic and had a drop with her blood sugar which could also explain her erratic driving. I know several drivers that have been pulled over in the past while having a diabetic blood sugar drop. Their breath can smell sweet and they appear intoxicated.



If they took blood samples, I guess we'll have to see what the results were.









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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 09:44 AM

29. I think if she hadn't stopped in the middle of the

Highway she just would have gotten a ticket. The cop decided she was drunk because of that. I guess they have the receipt showing no alcohol. I just going to guess the blood test shows zero.

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 10:52 AM

31. typical conservative

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #31)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 04:25 PM

36. What? Dems don't drink?

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 04:18 PM

34. I thought she did fine with the field sobriety tests

But what the heck did she do with the breathalyzer?

Come on...now....She knew that a puff wouldn't count...

I'm thinking she may have had a drink or two and did not want to do the test.

However, I don't get the impression that she was impaired.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #34)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 06:20 PM

41. I had to blow in one of those things to test drive a car at the state fair

you have to do a long, sustained blow

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Response to cadoman (Original post)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 06:44 PM

42. She must have blown something on the breathalyzer

or I doubt they would have arrested her.

I will say she was reasonably cooperative and give her extra points for not once saying "Do you know who I am?"

Stopping in the middle lane was not a good move.

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