Posts Tagged ‘drunk’
What It’s Like to Travel Around San Francisco During New Year’s Eve, When the SFPD is Especially TolerantWednesday, January 2nd, 2013
How many SFPD cops saw this maneuver, do you think, when a partying driver treated McAllister Street at Franklin like a one-way street?
But this kind of behavior is tolerated on NYE in the 415 because the cops, well, the cops will generallyhave their hands full with other stuff.
So, drive however you want and soon enough you and your tummy full of alcohol will back get home to the Marina or the Marin safely:
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Impressive volume, flow rate and stream cohesiveness:
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(Note the questioning look from a cyclist on the same sullied sidewalk. Civic Center Mike might not approve…)
Now here’s the end to this vignette.
See? A long romantic hug with a light pole
Thus concludes Good Times: Urinating on the Sidewalk Across the Street from City Hall
Is It OK for This Trader Joe’s Shopper to Ride Her Bike on the Sidewalks of Geary in the Inner Richmond? SureMonday, June 25th, 2012
She seemed to be doing it responsibly, and she was on a stretch of road famous for drunk drivers, and she just left another road famous for drunk drivers.
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I hope she never sees this peer-pressure video.
You Go Girl.
You go slowly and you’ll be fine.
Halloween in the Castro 2011 a Huge Success – City Defies City Family, Shows Up in Costume Despite the Official BanTuesday, November 1st, 2011
[UPDATE: Appears as if the City Family actually fought back against the revelers with water trucks. So much for the "zero tolerance" edict from Police Chief Greg Suhr. Anyway, look for Halloween in the Castro 2012 to be twice as big. You'll see...]
“THERE WILL BE NO HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION IN THE CASTRO in 2011″
“…Staying Home for Halloween is the ‘in’ thing to do…”
And here’s the same message from a local media outfit, you know, the one owned by gay-hating, evolution-unbelieving Republican Philip Anschutz:
“Halloween bash in San Francisco’s Castro won’t rise from dead this year”
Like these people waiting for the 24 Divisadero bus yesterday evening:
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Actually, the Castro was hopping. Via Owenchristoff:
“Fun Halloween! Castro was a zoo. Glad to be back in the quiet Richmond dist.”
“Official party? Nope. Who cares. Crowds converging now on San Francisco’s Castro for Halloween”
And there’s this, from NilesHD:
“Although there’s no official San Francisco Halloween anymore in the Castro, that’s where most people go to celebrate Halloween !!”
Now the way to explain this is by noting that the City Family doesn’t really benefit from people going to the Castro district on Halloween, so it suppresses turnout by lying to people.
(If Halloween were an event that the City Family cared about, then things would be much different. It’d be more like the sitch with the America’s Cup 2013, you know, Rich People Like Boats, so it’s full speed ahead with AC13. Oh well.)
Now what’s this, is it the campaign of, speak of the Devil, quasi-City Family member David Chiu on the streets of the Castro last night?
Happy Halloween 2011, San Francisco.
See you next year!
Famous Tenderloin Blogger The Tens wasn’t exactly chasing ambulances in the Western Addition, but no matter, he was keeping track of things. Be sure to read about his recent run-in with a reckless driver near Alamo Square in the Western Addition.
(Oh, and I totally want that 1970′s-era T100 Toyota Corona. It’s rear-wheel drive so getting it back on the street would be a piece of cake.)
This is the White 2009 Hyundai Elantra Involved in This Morning’s Fatal Collision on Masonic near TurkFriday, May 6th, 2011
This is the lane that goes through St. Mary’s between Stanyan and Shrader:
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The owner of the white Hyundai (CA 6HOT660) resides in the Chinatown / Nob Hill area, one might assume.
And here’s one of the cars that driver Jose Jimenez hit on Clayton near Fell Street when he was traveling from the hit and run scene to St. Mary’s. This two-ton minivan was pushed a foot or two so the impact speed must have been fairly high:
The Absurdity of Promoting Free Cab Rides or “Tipsy Tows” from AAA or a Shyster Lawyer on New Years EveFriday, December 31st, 2010
Indeed. So what’s the idea here, you’re supposed to come to the 415, get hammered, then call AAA, not just for a free(!) ride home but a free ride home for your car as well? On gridlocked streets? How long would that take per average call – about an hour? How many trucks does AAA have?
And perhaps AAA should just tell those $80-a-year-dues-paying grandmothers who need a jump start / tire change to go pound sand while drunk, Internet-savvy freeloaders take priority?
Now, maybe it makes sense for ambulance chasers around the country to promote themselves this way, but it sure doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense in this town…
Telling people about these annual marketing plans for area corporations and partnerships seems like an example of handing out bad advice…
You already how to interpret fortune cookies, you know, those cookies that aren’t really cookies, you know, the ones invented by that Japanese guy, right? You simply add the phrase “except in bed” at the end.
Try it out. It works, see?
Now, with the SFPD, you need to add a different phrase – it’s “in an ideal world.” Let’s take it for a spin, below.
Sometimes the SFPD will actually take away your beer and pour it out, thusly:
But Drunk Beyonce would have no reason to fear the SFPD on NYE:
All right, here we go. Be sure to change “will” to “would” as well. So this:
“Anyone who is drunk, or who operates a motor vehicle while intoxicated, will be arrested.”
Goes to this:
“Anyone who is drunk, or who operates a motor vehicle while intoxicated, would be arrested, in an ideal world.“
See how that works?
I mean, the vast majority of times a drunk driver gets behind the wheel of a car for a trip in the 415, the driver doesn’t get arrested, right? I’d say 99% of the time, actually. So why would that change all of a sudden on NYE? [F. Lee Bailey reference from 1982 omitted as he's still(!) alive - did not know that.]
The in-an-ideal-world approach kind of breaks down towards the end of this bit. (And in fact, the SFPD would love to bust you firing an automatic weapon straight up into the air on NYE.) But otherwise, it works pretty good:
“San Francisco Police Department Policy on New Year’s Eve Alcohol Consumption
During New Year’s Eve and the hours following, the San Francisco Police Department will strictly enforce the provisions of Section 21 of the Municipal Police Code for the public consumption of alcohol. Containers of alcohol and fireworks will be confiscated. Anyone who is drunk, or who operates a motor vehicle while intoxicated, will be arrested.
There will be a significant police presence, and the San Francisco Police Department will be enforcing zero-tolerance policy regarding public drinking and any other criminal activity. Discharging firearms to celebrate is both unlawful and dangerous as bullets fired into the air could strike someone upon return to the ground.
There are no planned street closures.”