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Reason First: Remember to be Selfish and Sober Behind the Wheel

by Skyler Saunders 2 years ago in guilty

What should be done with people with multiple DUI cases?

Millsoboro, Delaware is not without its bizarre cases. Levi D. Stilwell felt the metal bracelets of the law for driving under the influence. The tip came that he became tipsy through a call from a McDonald’s restaurant. Stilwell berated a patron at the fast food establishment. His “multiple signs of impairment,” the police said allowed them to determine that Stilwell could incur his seventh DUI. The idea of yelling at someone who might’ve been trying to get the buy-one-get-one for a dollar deal from Mickey D’s is horrendous. In these United States of America, you ought to be able to enter into a specific establishment and order anything that you want, regardless of what other customers might say to you.

Because he acted disorderly and caused a ruckus, Stilwell ought to feel guilt within himself. He brought his anger and rage not just to a customer of McDonald’s, but his inebriation could have caused the loss of limb or life on highways and byways. Stilwell represents the angry man determined to undercut and destroy the peace that ought to surround the roadways and fast food restaurants.

With six previous DUI convictions and with this story, a possible seventh, it’s due time for Stilwell to retire his driver’s license and focus on anger management courses. Not only is this male a danger to the well-being of Delawareans, he could one day kill himself out there. For all his bluster and rage, Stilwell still shows that he must be sat down and the keys wrested from his hands. While it may seem like Stilwell is a good driver and model citizen barring the six DUI cases, he still poses a threat to the good people of southern Delaware and elsewhere.

As he resisted getting his picture taken and fingerprint recorded at the police station, this further shows that the male was hell-bent on causing disruption. Held on $8,000 bond, that figure should have been in the tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands.

It should send a message to those who wish to drive drunk on Delaware highways and streets. Stilwell would be a joke if his latest charge was not so serious. It’s not a crime to spew hatred at a McDonald’s customer, but it is to decide to get behind the wheel and operate a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Stilwell had to learn the hard way (again) that doing the same thing over and expecting different results may place him in the land of insanity.

So why did he do it? Is it a self-esteem issue? What was it that possessed Stilwell to dare to put the car in drive on that day in Millsboro, Delaware? Unreason played the part. His disregard for rationality and thinking pushed Stilwell to end up with a multi-thousand dollar bound and to face yet another DUI conviction. The emotion driven side of this man took over like a virus infecting a computer system. Except, in his case, he planted the malware in the first place, intentionally.

His vicious feelings guided him to that McDonald’s intoxicated and as he belted out words. Only the unthinking part of him could have allowed for this entire event to occur. Like so many drunk drivers out there, they are (contrary to popular belief) selfless. They don’t care about themselves or others. As a result of self-destructive behavior, they could never be classified as selfish. It is the selfish man who never gambles on his life on the road, risking the lives of other motorists and themselves. Selfish drivers take extra caution and allow themselves to be completely sober and aware of their drinking limits. The unselfish lice like Stilwell serve as the scum that leads people to think the opposite of what is true. May the selfish drivers show what it means to be a rational driver.


Skyler Saunders

I am a forever young, ego-driven, radical hipster from Delaware. Investor. Objectivist for life. Instagram: @skylerized


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