Man admits driving drunk to AA meeting
"WAMPSVILLE, N.Y. — A 30-year-old central New York man admits he was drunk when he hit a parked pickup truck on his way to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
The Oneida Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/MfovA1 ) that Nathaniel Snyder of Sherrill pleaded guilty to a felony count of aggravated driving while intoxicated in Madison County Court on Monday. Police say his blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit when he was arrested March 19.
Police say Snyder was speeding when he lost control of his car on a curve and went off the road, hitting a pickup truck parked in a driveway.
Snyder had a prior DWI conviction in 2008. His attorney says Snyder has been sober ever since the accident. He'll be sentenced on Sept. 20."
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I wonder if Mr. Snyder was sentenced to AA in 2008 when he was convicted the first time. His lawyer claims that Snyder has been sober since his recent accident. What happened to the powerlessness of his disease... or has he had a spiritual experience or religious awakening already....why didn't he have it the first time?
Personally, I grew up with a lot of drunkenness in my surroundings. It is now to the point that being around intoxicated people reaches my last nerve. If I was in an AA or NA and a falling down drunk came along to participate, it would have been very conflicting and likely upsetting to me.
How do you feel about this? For those that have been sober for some time, would being around drunkenness irritate or upset you?