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    Thread: Has anyone gone into Canada with a DUI recently?

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      10-01-2012 02:48 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by SVTJayC View Post
      Don't you just waive your passport and drive right through?
      Hahahaha oh man, that's a good one.

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      10-01-2012 03:08 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by SlowMotion View Post
      I didn't know Canada was so picky with Americans crossing the borders .
      F**king stupid fits better than picky.

      They are screwing themselves out of massive amounts of commerce, it comes up often with musicians and athletes but they still hold onto their ignorant policies. All they are protecting is Canada. Who cares?

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      10-01-2012 03:17 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by Adam144 View Post
      It's likely just a precaution. I mean you Americans will let us in with DUI's but let's face it, your beer is like water and not nearly as strong as ours. We're seasoned hosers who know our limit. We could TRY to get drunk and likely still be under the legal limit in the U.S.

      On the other hand you guys come up here and get all antsy in your pantsy with that REAL beer and it hits you like a freight train. So anyone who has a DUI is a menace to society because if he thinks he's good to drive after 2 or 3 Canadian beers he's flat out wrong, that's like 10 American beers to his system.
      I'd like to see you drink 10 Dogfish Head 120 minute IPAs and then stand up to go get 6 more.

      It only averages 20%.

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      10-01-2012 03:32 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      Your country is the complete opposite with hard stuff.

      Drinks are cheap... but you use 90% ice and then 9% sugary mixers. And it was in Montreal I saw my first drink meters... little caps that prevent the bartender from giving too much sweet stuff to a customer. Seriously not even NYC or at least the clubs I frequent use that.
      I think that's a profit margin thing mostly. Maybe it's to avoid stomach pumping, who knows.

      Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot™ View Post
      I'd like to see you drink 10 Dogfish Head 120 minute IPAs and then stand up to go get 6 more.

      It only averages 20%.
      I could do it. I might puke on the way to pick up the other 6 but i'm sure I could do it.

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      10-01-2012 03:36 PM #55
      So, two things...

      1) Canada wont allow "felons" with DUI's into their country, but they'll turn a mostly blind eye to pounds and pounds of weed leaving their country for the US.

      2) Adam144- You guys just don't get any good American small brew beer up there. We're sending you the cheap Budweiser crap to make sure you guys have a false sense of safety. Then BAM out of nowhere it's a bunch of hippies from Oregon, who've been drinking small batch double IPA's most of their adult life, charging in there with a BAL of 0.35 and the dexterity of an Olympic knitting champ. You'll never see it coming.
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      10-01-2012 03:38 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by hipster. View Post
      2) Adam144- You guys just don't get any good American small brew beer up there. We're sending you the cheap Budweiser crap to make sure you guys have a false sense of safety. Then BAM out of nowhere it's a bunch of hippies from Oregon, who've been drinking small batch double IPA's most of their adult life, charging in there with a BAL of 0.35 and the dexterity of an Olympic knitting champ. You'll never see it coming.
      Pffftt, we'll just warm their heads with toques and their hearts with job offers and free health care.

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      10-01-2012 03:40 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by Adam144 View Post
      Pffftt, we'll just warm their heads with toques and their hearts with job offers and free health care.
      We'll stay for the BC-bud, but you can take your Michale Moore Helath Care system and sit on it!

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      10-01-2012 03:41 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by hipster. View Post
      Michale Moore Helath Care

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      10-01-2012 03:45 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Adam144 View Post

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      10-01-2012 03:45 PM #60
      What I always thought was ironic is that they're so strict about letting Americans with DUIs in, but how do all the NHL players get up there for games....?


























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      10-01-2012 03:57 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by SlowMotion View Post
      I didn't know Canada was so picky with Americans crossing the borders .
      In my experience they are not, but they also dont want to been seen as the weak link in U.S. border patrol at the same time you also dont want to give anyone a "reason."

      Seems like a lot of work to go see a fight.
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      10-01-2012 04:02 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by BetterByDesign View Post
      In my experience they are not, but they also dont want to been seen as the weak link in U.S. border patrol at the same time you also dont want to give anyone a "reason."

      Seems like a lot of work to go see a fight.
      Yea, I have informed my brother to look else where to use the ticket...I'm more mad I won't be able to go to Montreal for the F1 Race/Nascar Races for at least 8 more years if ever

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      10-01-2012 04:13 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by lilmoose21 View Post
      Yea, I have informed my brother to look else where to use the ticket...I'm more mad I won't be able to go to Montreal for the F1 Race/Nascar Races for at least 8 more years if ever
      And if you get detained you are guaranteed to miss the fight.

      Try crossing when you have nothing a stake (FI race, UFC etc.) or just call and ask - 8 years or whatver is a long time.
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      10-01-2012 04:16 PM #64
      There is NO WAY you will ever get into canada. My friend has a DUI and the scanned his passport (they scan ALL of them) and they told him to GTFO. His DUI is many many years old too. He drove 6 hours to get to the border, had a legitimate reason to be in canada, was not driving. No way hose.

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      10-01-2012 04:17 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by 1320-20V View Post
      No way hoser.
      Fixed.

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      10-01-2012 04:24 PM #66
      Some Canadian border guards are really sticklers for past criminal history. I've heard stories where people with a dui in the 80s can get into Canada for years and then one day get denied because the particular guard thinks they are a risk. I think the upper brass has advised officers on what is appropriate to deny entry for but who knows.

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      10-01-2012 04:28 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by gambit420s View Post
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      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nolo_contendere

      Yeah, but we don't have "nolo" in Mass. (no, no nolo). Our version is similar, but not exactly the same.
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      10-01-2012 04:28 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by PsyberVW View Post
      Are you talking Budweiser or fresh brew pub beer?
      Ironically, all the Budweiser I've ever seen for sale in Canada, was brewed in Canada.

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      10-01-2012 04:33 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by SVTJayC View Post
      Did you get ARD? Or some other first offender's program? If so you might not be required to tell them.

      Also, I'm not really sure what legal grounds they even have to ask.
      Lol, and what "legal grounds" do you have to be allowed into our country? The border guards can ask whatever the hell they want, and rightly so. If it's a problem there is always the option to stay in the US. Your amendments and constitutions or whatever don't mean squat once you are over that line.
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      10-01-2012 05:30 PM #70
      Just arrive with a boat load of other felons and they will just wave you into the country...

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Sun_Sea_incident

      But yeah they are sticklers for single persons with criminal records, my friend had to get a job on a ship that never sailed into US ports for the same DUI reason as OP.
      -- Liberty for all!

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      10-01-2012 05:36 PM #71
      It isn't just a one way thing, I know several Canadians who were denied entry to the US because of a DUI.

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      10-01-2012 07:12 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by bigev007 View Post
      It isn't just a one way thing, I know several Canadians who were denied entry to the US because of a DUI.
      Must be a lot harder to ride a moose when you're pissed.

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      10-01-2012 07:29 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerYOW View Post
      Lol, and what "legal grounds" do you have to be allowed into our country? The border guards can ask whatever the hell they want, and rightly so. If it's a problem there is always the option to stay in the US. Your amendments and constitutions or whatever don't mean squat once you are over that line.
      But we are all knowing and all powerful here in murica....

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      10-01-2012 07:38 PM #74
      Secondhand experience with a coworker and a parent who've been told they cannot cross without going through the designated CBSA bureaucratic process to reobtain eligibility. Coming from someone that works extensively with the customs sector, there's not really a workaround other than the option they give you.

      My firsthand experience comes from having a passenger with a record in my vehicle during a crossing that had previously made it over the border with nary a snag--even with two DUIs.

      One crossing went differently. After crossing the Ambassador en route to Toronto, the CBSA agent directed the both of us to the border station on the southerly side of the Windsor crossing. The two vehicles ahead of me were also flagged, so I'm assuming she was just having a bad day, meeting a quote, etc. After a short wait, I was told to come back another time. My friend was subjected to questioning by a CBSA agent and told that he will be spending time in foreign jail if he attempts to cross again. We were then escorted back to the vehicle by an armed officer and were summarily greeted by a perplexed U.S. border agent who didn't quite understand why I told him "we were in Canada for 20 minutes."

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      10-01-2012 08:04 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by Oliver@triplezoom View Post
      I'd say you crossed the bridge over to the city of Niagara Falls. Toronto is a different city that is almost 80 miles away.
      You would be correct, the Rainbow Bridge takes you pretty much right into downtown Niagara Falls Ontario.

      I wish there was a bridge from Buffalo to Toronto! I can get to Buffalo in about 30 minutes from my house, but even though I can SEE Toronto across the lake from my house... it usually takes at least 1.5 hours to get downtown from here.

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