Avery Brooks Arrested for DUI!

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  1. TenLubak

    TenLubak Commander Red Shirt

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    Ok well i had a lot to say about this, then the computer logged me out and i lost it. So it will be short and sweet.

    I do not think less of the man for his allegedly driving under the infulence. He is human. Humans make mistakes. Alchohol and drugs impare judgment, what seems crazy to the sober man, makes perfect sense to to the impared. Alcoholism and addiction are diseases and must be treated as such. Only through undertanding the disease and treating is can this sort of thing be prevented in the future.
    It saddens me greatly to read this as Mr. Brooks's portrayal of Sisko helped me with my own addictions. I will be praying for him. It is important not to attack the man, for that often pushes an addict deeper into thier addiction, only though wanting to work a program and support can a addict become a recovering addict.

    Now whether this is the case or not remains to be seen. But I truely feel bad for Mister Brooks, when one is arrested for a DUI, the guilt, embarassment, and shame are so heavy already, that i really think the last thing he needs is trek fans of the world telling him how he failed them. This is only the first step, its what he does from here that will define him. And yes relapse is part of the recovery process, and its a long road. But accepting that one is powerless over a substance is the first step. And it seems to me if one gets behind the wheel while intoxicated and thinks thats a a good, sane, rational, and normal idea, then the probably suffer from some form of this disease. And diseases require treatment.

    Mr. Brooks portrayal of Captain Sisko helped me in my recovery from drug addiction and alcohol. He gave me strength to do what needed to be done, which meant leaving the person i loved more than anyone else in the world, because she was still using. and it saddens me greatly to read this, and will pray for him. I hope for support with this BBS community instead of judgments and accusations that protray him as some kind of bad guy. No one ever smokes weed and wants to become a junkie, nobody ever has thier first beer and wants to become an alcoholic. But it happens, and the diesase takes control of someone, and thier lives and thier actions, change is necessarry. Many times peoples reasons for using are the symptom are a larger mental problem. And with treatment the underlying illness can be found and treated as well
    Entering a treatment program and admiting that they are powerless over thier substance of choice and they want to stop is what must be done...Nobody can do it for u when u are an addict, that has to come from within, but having support of family and freinds is helpful. I hope that if this does turn out to be the case with this man that this BBS community will support him in his battle against his disease.

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  2. dauntless

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  3. MacLeod

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    As others have mentioned he failed a sobriety test, that does not mean he was driving whilst intoxicated.

    Besides in the 21st century isn't a better tool the Breathalyser which actually does use some chemistry to estimate the BAC.
     
  4. Photon

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    Paging Jesse or Al....... or any community agitator
     
  5. teacake

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    They would have written him as being away with the prophets (like away with the fairies only deeper) and Kira would have been temporarily in command. Then eventually they would have bumped her back down to second in command and brought in some hard ass officer you were supposed to hate for the first few episodes until he revealed something touching about himself and after that you loved him.
     
  6. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Sounds about right.

    Though I can imagine Dorn saying...

    "I AM NOT A SUPPORTING CHARACTER!"
     
  7. Saul

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    OMG!



    Brooks is 63?

    I watched Brooks most recently on Shatner's 'Captains' Documentary and I think maybe a mistake has been made with this Arrest and they didn't realize Brooks always acts like he's on something.
     
  8. Ssosmcin

    Ssosmcin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Getting a DUI doesn't make him a drunk or an addict. Until otherwise announced, it is a lapse in judgment.

    Introducing Harry Morgan as Captain Sherman Potter.

    KIRA: "What the hell is a tontine?"
    ODO: "It's a pledge, isn't it?"
    POTTER: "Give that man a sheroot."
    KIRA: "What the hell is a sheroot?"
     
  9. antiquityscion

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    well, I actually like Avery Brooks, but any celebrity who has attained the cash flow he has, or better, has absolutely no excuse for getting a DUI. It's not like they can't afford a taxi.
     
  10. Gary7

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    Well, he was cited as "driving erratically." He acted erratically too, so... he was only staying in character. ;)
     
  11. Paulcpick

    Paulcpick Commander Red Shirt

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    Ive still seen no word that he was 'drunk'.
    He was arrested under suspicion of DUI after failing a Field Sobriety Test(which I honestly believe those tests were designed to be failed). Those are the things we know.
     
  12. Ssosmcin

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    This is the downside to celebrity. If he were Joe Schmoe From Kokomo, this wouldn't even cross the press radar.
     
  13. BillJ

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    Really don't care. Whoever gets caught DUI should get the book thrown at them.
     
  14. bbailey861

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    There is no humour in this and we can just be thankful (actually, he can be thankful) that no one was hurt.
     
  15. Kirby

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    I'm glad that nobody was hurt. There is nothing worse than having someone you love killed or injured because of a drunk driver.
    If Brooks has a problem I hope that this will be what it takes to get him some help. If it's one of those where he just had one too many then he needs to accept responsibility, pay his dues, service his probation or whatever and make sure to never do it again.

    As others have mentioned, if it's one of those cases where he wasn't under the influence of anything, then I hope he submitted a blood sample to prove his innocence.
     
  16. MacLeod

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    Remember he is Innocent until proven guilty, it's the cornerstone of the Judical system (in some countries at least)
     
  17. teacake

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    What is the Field Sobriety test?
     
  18. Kirby

    Kirby Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    ^^ They make you do crazy things like walk heel-to-toe in a straight line without wavering, close your eyes, tilt your head up, stretch out your arms, and touch your nose with your finger, recite the alphabet backwards. Basically things that uncoordinated people would have a hard time doing sober which makes it unreliable.

    The breathalizer is better, and the blood alcohol test is apparently the best way to determine sobriety.

    On big drinking nights of the year, the police set up a sobriety check point not far from my house. I've learned not to drink, or have just one drink when I go out. I don't want to risk it.
     
  19. Sci

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    Exactly. Which is why we should not assume that he was actually driving while intoxicated.
     
  20. MacLeod

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    ^Which is a case for replacing it with a Breath test. (which is later redone on a more complex machine at the police station). Thankfully in the UK we have the later.

    And its fairly simple if you plan to drive don't consume alcohol not even one glass.