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Drunk driving: It’s not just for enlisted

The Marine Corps Times says the commanding officer of the Marine base at Cherry Point, North Carolina (just up the road from Camp Lejeune) was busted for DUI. This is not a good idea. It reminded me of a line in a novel, Richard Price’s Lush Life, that I was listening to while driving from ...

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The Marine Corps Times says the commanding officer of the Marine base at Cherry Point, North Carolina (just up the road from Camp Lejeune) was busted for DUI.

This is not a good idea. It reminded me of a line in a novel, Richard Price's Lush Life, that I was listening to while driving from Maine to Maryland, in which a cop tells a stoned driver to wait until he got to his father's apartment to light up: "Do me a favor. You want to do your little somethin' somethin'? Do it up there."

The Marine Corps Times says the commanding officer of the Marine base at Cherry Point, North Carolina (just up the road from Camp Lejeune) was busted for DUI.

This is not a good idea. It reminded me of a line in a novel, Richard Price’s Lush Life, that I was listening to while driving from Maine to Maryland, in which a cop tells a stoned driver to wait until he got to his father’s apartment to light up: "Do me a favor. You want to do your little somethin’ somethin’? Do it up there."

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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