Dear Timothy Carr,
A lot of people drive drunk, but it takes a special kind of man (usually from Florida) to drive drunk inside. According to a report from Brooksville, Florida, you helped yourself to a cold one while inside a mega Walmart and were then caught driving your motorized cart erratically.
“The defendant did enter Walmart and select two packages of Daily Daiquiri and proceed to drink them in the store,” said the official police report. “The defendant was driving a Walmart owned electric cart. While driving the cart, the defendant knocked several items off the shelves causing damage to the items.”
Daiquiris? Well, you’re clearly rather cavalier when it comes to calorie counting.
I consider myself a fairly patient person. I grew up in a house with four siblings and three pets—I can put up with a lot. But if you want to set my foot tapping and my eyes rolling, just start complaining about your life.
Recently, for example, I caught up with an old friend. Last I talked to her was several months ago, and things weren’t going great—she wasn’t happy in her job, wasn’t thrilled to be single and felt an overall uneasiness about her life. I felt her pain, and was ready to listen, encourage, and lend a shoulder to cry on. But when we talked again, and I started the conversation with a simple, “How are you?” her immediate response was, “Meh.” What followed was a string of complaints reminiscent of our previous conversation—nothing had changed, and it seemed she hadn’t tried to make it.
You hate your job, but aren’t even looking for a new one? You want to meet men, but refuse to join an online dating site? You’re upset with your weight, but won’t change your diet and exercise? I can’t help you. Only you can. Keep reading »
Breathalyzers aren’t just for the po-po any more: In France, a new law requires every driver to carry two breathalyzers in their car. The intent to decrease the amount of drunk driving accidents by having drivers test themselves with breathalyzers before they decide to drive home inebriated. Keep reading »
If someone’s been drinking, you usually take away their car keys, not give them yours. Erin Brown did just that and now the resident of Hermitage, Tenn., faces 30 years in prison.
Back in December, Brown, 21, gave her car keys to her boyfriend, 23-year-old Trevor Bradshaw, thinking he was sober enough to drive. Bradshaw wasn’t and, as a result, he struck two pedestrians — Michael Brooksher, 22, and Tommy Allen, 23 — both of whom died, according to the Tennessean.
Bradshaw was charged with vehicular homicide and assault, and, if convicted, could serve a 30-year sentence. In an unusual twist, however, Brown faces the same charges as her boyfriend, even though she had just been a passenger during the accident. Read more…
Here’s the rules: If you’re a teenage chastity advocate the one thing you really can’t do is get pregnant. If you’re a member of P.E.T.A. the one thing you really can’t do is kick your dog. And if you were ever the president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving the one thing you really can’t do is get busted behind the wheel with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit.
One of these people forgot the rules.
Debra Oberlin of Gainesville, FL, a former president of M.A.D.D., was charged with a DUI after being pulled over for allegedly swerving back and forth across the road. Police report she had watery, bloodshot and dilated eyes and regsitered a blood alcohol level of .239. Read more… Keep reading »
Wuh woh. Looks like those anonymous sources may be right about Christina Aguilera being totally out of control and headed for rehab. Last night at 2:45 a.m. she and her new boy toy, Matthew Rutler, were pulled over in West Hollywood. Matthew was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Apparently, Christina was in even worse shape. The sheriff’s deputy says that she was “extremely intoxicated” and “unable to take care of herself.” So she was taken into custody and spent the night in jail. It’s unclear whether she will be charged today. Sure seems like Matthew may be Christina’s version of Kevin Federline. Will celebrities ever learn—if you’re snookered, call a cab. Sheesh. [PopDust, Fox News] Keep reading »
And you thought the news couldn’t get more insane than Donald Duck groping a woman at Disney World? Ha. Apparently, a 12-year-old girl in Minnesota has been charged with drunk driving. The girl met a 19-year-old boy at a party where both were drinking. And for some reason, this guy asked the girl to drive him home. She obliged and on the way, mistook the gas pedal for the brake. She hit a highway sign before skidding into a yard. The 19-year-old then came to his senses and grabbed the wheel, steering them into a shed. Amazingly, no one was seriously hurt. But when the cops arrived, they had a lot of head scratching to do. Cause there’s not really a law for this one on the books. However, there is a possibility that the girl’s mom will be charged with drunk driving, too. I also hope the 19-year-old gets in some trouble here. All the more proof that calling a taxi when you’re drunk is awesome. [Newser] Keep reading »
Here’s another one for “Sick, Sad World.” A 21-year-old woman in Georgia, Jessica Bruce, was clocked doing 85 mph in a 65 mph zone on Wednesday night. A police vehicle turned on its lights, but Jessica refused to pull over, starting a high speed chase. The chase ended with her hitting a car, spinning into oncoming traffic, and causing a pile-up. All signs point to her being drunk at the time of the incident. Jessica is physically fine; however, the baby she was carrying isn’t. Once she is released from the hospital, authorities plan to charge her with “feticide by vehicle,” which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in jail. Another driver involved in the crash is in the hospital, too. This case is sad on so many levels. All I have to say is, taking the speeding ticket would have been a much, much better idea. [ABC News] Keep reading »
Even the deaf and blind know Snooki likes her booze. But yesterday RadarOnline.com revealed exclusively that my favorite “Jersey Shore” guidette was criminally charged in the 2004 drunk driving death of one of her classmates. Ugh! According to Radar, Snooks (neé Nicole Polizzi) hosted a drinking party in her mom’s basement the night before Thanksgiving in 2004 and she sold alcohol to minors. Sadly, one of her guests, Marlboro High School senior Michael Truncali, died early Thanksgiving morning after leaving her house and was found to have a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit. Keep reading »