DUI for holding a ratchet wrench My only goal is to get people thinking here. If you read the previous threads and links w/dui stories, common sense tell's who deserved a FELONY and who didn't. Common sense is obviously not being used by the police in enforcment of the law. This is no joke as the consequences to the VICTIM are dire! Take the following into consideration. You had a few drinks and are using a ratchet, (it's mechanical) the gears inside make it a transmission! What if the socket attatched makes a car, bicycle, skateboard or wheelchair rock an inch or two, (stubbing a toe). Look at how rediculess they can get with this. Only a matter of time. The States held out until the Feds threatened to take away money for roads. This should tell people that previous laws on the books were just fine. Popular opion of these rediculess laws must change. I honestly don't think MADD knew the can of worms they were opening (but don't think they cared either). Thier way to feel important was just to leave a mark. Our Country (home of the free) is now scarred for life. I am no advocate of dui in a car, but on a tenspeed,skateboard,rollerblades,wheelchair is absolutely rediculess.