Sunday, September 20, 2009

Judge Felts: Indiana man of conspiracy

We all like hearing stories about celebrities and politicians screwing up. In America, it's fairly common to hear about scandals, corruption and crime. Here is the saga of Thomas J. Felts, Allen County, Indiana Circuit Court Judge. Mr. Felts has sentenced hundreds of DUI offenders to a controversial program called AADP (Alcohol Abuse Deterrent Program). This program administers a drug called Antabuse, a drug thats causes serious health problems. More on Antabuse in a later post. Let's get back to the wonderful Judge Felts. Here's what happened that July night in Indy:

At around 2:30 am on July 18, 2008, Mr. Felts was stopped in Indianapolis for speeding and not using a turn signal. As they pulled him over, he put his car in reverse and backed in to the police car. The officers noticed his speech, appearance and the smell of alcohol and suspected him of driving drunk. He failed the field sobriety tests and weakly blew into the breathalyzer machine. His BAC was .14, almost twice the legal limit. When they got him back to the station, he tried to conceal his BAC by not blowing long enough in the machine and by burping into it. According to the cops, that was like refusing a test, which gets your license suspended for a year. So they took his license away and charged him with DWI (thats what they call drunk driving in Indiana). He pleaded guilty to the charges and received a suspended sentence of 1 year in jail. He was also put on probation for a year, had to pay a fine of $700, had his license suspended for 90 days and was ordered to get treatment. He was also "reprimanded" by the Indiana Supreme Court for his actions.

This story proves that if you're famous or you are in Government, you can get away with much more than your typical American!!!! A judge who deals with DUI's gets one and is essentially given a "slap on the wrist", not to mention that he is still currently on the bench. So getting back to regular American Joe: He gets a DUI and his life gets ruined. This hypocrite gets one and it's business as usual. Am I crazy, or does that seem a bit unfair to me???

6 comments:

  1. It's amazing how the people who enforce our laws do not follow them as well. The DUI judge who destroyed so many other peoples lives with insanely harsh DUI laws, get's a DUI and hardly anything happens! The DUI double standard. We can do it and basically get away with it, but if you do it, your life is ruined!

    I also vaguely remember that someone from MADD got a DUI. We all remember how hard MADD worked to enforce tougher DUI laws. Didn't MADD ever consider that almost no one is drunk at at a BAC of 0.08!

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  3. I got a DUI and received the exact same penalty as the judge.

    Waste of space, Josh.

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  4. I highly doubt the guy above me only got a 90 day suspension with a BAC refusal......Get mind right dummy. Besides when an inside trader gets caught (rarity) Do they get to trade after they get out of jail? Not likely!

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  5. Watch this video about Judge Tom Felts and his DUI AADP Antabuse conspiracy in Fort Wayne Allen County.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_IPcMaw-LE

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  6. Watch this video about Judge Tom Felts and his DUI AADP Antabuse conspiracy in Fort Wayne Allen County.
    CLICK HERE

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