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It's embarrassing enough when something bad happens to you if there are people around to witness it, but take that to another level: Imagine getting arrested in front of a news crew while you're being interviewed. That's exactly what happened to 18-year-old Reilly Neuklis, who was arrested shortly after the car he was driving collided with a school bus on Tuesday afternoon.

Local ABC affiliate WBND reporter Jessie McDonough was interviewing Neuklis about the crash when an officer arrested him for being possibly under the influence of marijuana. Apparently, a tipster alerted police at the scene that Neuklis may have thrown out drug paraphernalia in a nearby trash can after he hit the bus.

After the officer located the drug paraphernalia, he displayed it for the camera and explained to Neuklis, "In Indiana, it is illegal to have metabolites in your system while you are driving." The interview was cut short, and the officer took Neuklis to the hospital to be tested for drugs. One other student who had been in the car with Neuklis was injured and taken to the hospital, but no one else reported injuries.

Unfortunately for Neuklis, his embarrassment will now live on not just as a bad memory, but also in YouTube infamy.

[url="http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/teen-arrested-during-tv-interview-183507966.html"]source & video[/url]

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LEGALIZE POT NOW!!! FTW!!! YEA!!!

I'm mean we don't have enough impared drivers on the road as it is....

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[quote name='*RedBull*' timestamp='1353093963' post='595325800']
LEGALIZE POT NOW!!! FTW!!! YEA!!!

I'm mean we don't have enough impared drivers on the road as it is....
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...and yet somehow this guy was on the road in a state where it is illegal and caused the accident.

Legalization is not causation.

After all my grandmothers father was killed back during Prohibition...by a drunk driver.
Did the fact that it was illegal save his life? Evidently not.
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This doesn't say if the drugs test came back positive or not.
If it comes back negative, that officer is going to look like a complete dick really.

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:s Really? Wow...just wow. Ridiculous! :no:

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I'm laughing at all the people calling the cop an idiot for saying metabolites and saying he obviously meant cannabinoids. They don't seem to realize what metabolites are...

I mean yes I realize that all sorts of things result in metabolites, but I think he was trying to keep it low-key because the camera was still on.

He really should have waited a moment though, because this will likely be viewed as prejudicial since it airs long before any judgment and now has a nationwide audience.

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Good points Shane. But physical evidence will out weight that aspect.
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I don't see the reason for anti-pot legalization coming beck an call for this. If your drinking while driving and you get in a accident your arrested. The same would apply to pot, they just need a way to test "highness". Lol.

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[quote name='Shane Nokes' timestamp='1353095508' post='595325888']
I'm laughing at all the people calling the cop an idiot for saying metabolites and saying he obviously meant cannabinoids. They don't seem to realize what metabolites are...

I mean yes I realize that all sorts of things result in metabolites, but I think he was trying to keep it low-key because the camera was still on.
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Sorry, but I have to disagree. When an officer fails to use correct terminology, especially on camera, then he deserves any ridicule he gets.

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[quote name='Klownicle' timestamp='1353101497' post='595326078']
I don't see the reason for anti-pot legalization coming beck an call for this. If your drinking while driving and you get in a accident your arrested. The same would apply to pot, they just need a way to test "highness". Lol.
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In Washington they do have a method, which is a blood test. The problem is the limit they have set doesn't match the actual impairment values...so something needs to be done about that.

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[quote name='n_K' timestamp='1353095273' post='595325872']
This doesn't say if the drugs test came back positive or not.
If it comes back negative, that officer is going to look like a complete dick really.
[/quote]That's true, but he was just doing his job. Better safe than sorry, a rule this kid possibly wasn't smart enough to abide by if he was high.

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[quote name='roadwarrior' timestamp='1353103377' post='595326158']
Sorry, but I have to disagree. When an officer fails to use correct terminology, especially on camera, then he deserves any ridicule he gets.
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The thing is that he referred to metabolites, which is the correct term when referring to what they test for to detect the level of intoxication. He didn't use the wrong word at all.

He used a more discrete term that can refer to multiple things rather than stating openly which drug was in use...

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[quote name='Shane Nokes' timestamp='1353103806' post='595326182']
The thing is that he referred to metabolites, which is the correct term when referring to what they test for to detect the level of intoxication. He didn't use the wrong word at all.

He used a more discrete term that can refer to multiple things rather than stating openly which drug was in use...
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Metabolites is a broad and very generic term though. He specifically stated "it is illegal to have metabolites in your system while you are driving", which isn't correct. Everyone has metabolites in their systems at all times. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolite

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[quote name='roadwarrior' timestamp='1353105209' post='595326264']
Metabolites is a broad and very generic term though. He specifically stated "it is illegal to have metabolites in your system while you are driving", which isn't correct. Everyone has metabolites in their systems at all times. [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolite"]http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Metabolite[/url]
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I know what metabolites are...

My point was I think he was using that term to avoid specifically naming a substance on the news since it would need to be tested and positively identified first.

I also pointed out I feel he made a bad move performing that particular arrest on TV knowing it would air before court due to whole prejudicial thing.

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yes there is a reason to block legalization. Legalization will increase the number of overall users, there by increasing the number of impared drivers. It's not rocket science.

But whatever.
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[quote name='*RedBull*' timestamp='1353108981' post='595326452']
yes there is a reason to block legalization. Legalization will increase the number of overall users, there by increasing the number of impared drivers. It's not rocket science.

But whatever.
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For that reason then you might as well block any sort of fatty foods since fat can cause a heart attack...thus anyone who eats anything with fat may kill someone if they have a heart attack behind the wheel.

Just because some people are stupid doesn't mean we need to make things illegal. Otherwise we need to make alcohol illegal, smoking illegal, and various other things as well.

I can't tell you the number of times I've seen an accident caused by someone not watching the road while lighting a cigarette. Heck I actually had someone hit me on my bike one time while doing that. Luckily they didn't hit me hard enough to hurt me, other than a torn pair of jeans and a badly skinned knee.

I made sure their hood felt my fist though...


The point being still police intoxicated drivers yes...but don't make something illegal just because it can lead to something bad...otherwise life has to be ended since it is the ultimate cause of bad things. :p

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Talk about embarrassing.

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Fat in food is not the same as intoxicating one's self with pot. You smoke it right? That's why you argue for legalization.

Weed will make you stupid bro. Toke it every day, after a bit you are stupider than before.

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[quote name='*RedBull*' timestamp='1353141338' post='595327298']
Fat in food is not the same as intoxicating one's self with pot. You smoke it right? That's why you argue for legalization.

Weed will make you stupid bro. Toke it every day, after a bit you are stupider than before.
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Actually I waited until I was 30 and only occasionally for my Degenerative Disc Disease.

BTW the only connection between weed and stupidity is with underage use. Once the brain is fully formed there is no connection. More damage happens with alcohol.

I'm not any more or less stupid than before. I'm still highly intelligent and able to process information just fine.

Usually any weird posts you see from me are from my phone while I'm on the go. I don't proofread those as carefully.

You're right though...weed is not the same as fat. You are more likely to die from bad dietary habits.

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Good I hate stoners driving, if it's not okay for me to have a glass of whiskey while I'm driving, then what makes them think is it okay to smoke a joint while driving?

The only time I liked it was when a pot head who was smoking a joint while driving rear ended a tractor trailer, while it was stopped at a red light and I was in the other lane beside the trailer laughing so hard, the best part was the TT driver didn't even notice his trailer was hit and proceeded to leave once the light turned green, the guy's car a Honda was totaled and no damage was done to the trailer. I also left while the guy was smashing his dash, being ****ed off.

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[quote name='xpablo' timestamp='1353143818' post='595327338']
Good I hate stoners driving, if it's not okay for me to have a glass of whiskey while I'm driving, then what makes them think is it okay to smoke a joint while driving?

The only time I liked it was when a pot head who was smoking a joint while driving rear ended a tractor trailer, while it was stopped at a red light and I was in the other lane beside the trailer laughing so hard, the best part was the TT driver didn't even notice his trailer was hit and proceeded to leave once the light turned green, the guy's car a Honda was totaled and no damage was done to the trailer. I also left while the guy was smashing his dash, being ****ed off.
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No one is arguing that driving while intoxicated is a good thing. In fact it is completely irresponsible.

I was pointing out that the cop probably blew the trial with his on-camera arrest that has now gone nationwide.

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[quote name='Shane Nokes' timestamp='1353143156' post='595327322']


Actually I waited until I was 30 and only occasionally for my Degenerative Disc Disease.

BTW the only connection between weed and stupidity is with underage use. Once the brain is fully formed there is no connection. More damage happens with alcohol.

I'm not any more or less stupid than before. I'm still highly intelligent and able to process information just fine.

Usually any weird posts you see from me are from my phone while I'm on the go. I don't proofread those as carefully.

You're right though...weed is not the same as fat. You are more likely to die from bad dietary habits.
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Weed impairs one's abilities while under the influence. That's the danger.

Sorry for your troubles. Glad to hear things are working out for you.

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So we don't get to watch the actual video, just hear some annoying reporter yapping about it. *sigh* Maybe Liveleak will have it later.

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[quote name='*RedBull*' timestamp='1353157428' post='595327598']

Weed impairs one's abilities while under the influence. That's the danger.

Sorry for your troubles. Glad to hear things are working out for you.
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Indeed it can. I actually have never had my license, by choice.

I had some serious seizures during childhood, and there is a good chance of recurrence at some point.

I don't want to be behind the wheel if that happens. So I decided in my teen years to voluntarily 'ground' myself.

I know that's not entirely relevant, but the point is I care enough that I make that huge sacrifice in convenience for the safety of others.

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[quote name='n_K' timestamp='1353095273' post='595325872']
This doesn't say if the drugs test came back positive or not.
If it comes back negative, that officer is going to look like a complete dick really.
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Exactly how do you figure? He was arrested on the SUSPICION of driving under the influence and taken to the hospital for testing. Regardless of the test outcome, the officer made the appropriate call based on the data provided at the time of the incident.

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