DUI of the Day: Driver Up the Creek, Passenger In It.
Sometimes a police officer needs to work hard to find and pursue drunk drivers. And sometimes things, well, fall into place. A police officer on patrol about 100 miles west of Chattanooga pulled up to a truck that was idling on a bridge. Just then the passenger got out, tripped and fell off the bridge into a creek.
Fortunately, the dash cam was on.
Taking this as a clue that all might not be right with the pair in the truck, the officer checked out the driver, and found him to be impaired. The result: one DUI, one charge of public intoxication, and the video you see here.
The point of the video, of course, is that guy on the passenger side is funny; the guy on the driver’s side is not. The worst that could have happened to the passenger is he might of drowned, a sad fate; but the driver could have killed himself, his passenger, and any number of other motorists or pedestrians with him. That’s not slapstick comedy we’re talking about anymore.
Your Hump Day Recess: Every Wednesday LifeSafer brings you something a little different, related to the worlds of road safety, to ease your progress over Hump Day and through the week.
Previous Hump Days: a German Ignition Interlock spoof from 1960, our Top 10 Worst Crash Tests, a different kind of Anti-DUI message, Budweiser’s dogged anti-DUI campaign, How Not to Dodge a Parking Ticket, the world’s worst traffic jams, a dramatic buzzed driving PSA , an offbeat ad from New Zealand, Vince and Larry, our favorite crash test dummies, some excellent Soviet anti-drunk-driving posters, a lesson on how buzzed driving can ruin your love life, South Australia to Drunk Drivers: Grow Up!, a woman calls 911 to report herself for DUI, Felix the Cat and Drunk Driving, DUIs who crash vintage cars – (ouch!), Woman Unwittingly Creates Self-Driving Car, A Brilliant PSA from Australia, a Road Safety Message in a Vodka Bottle, a PSA about binge drinking that is decidedly “meh,” Drunk Driver Crashes $4 Million Car, Drunk Driving in 1910, a Superb New Think! PSA from the UK,Drunk Driving in 1955: New Breath Test Technology Will Save the Day!, the Best Animated Gifs About Drunk Driving, Angle Parking: A Surreal DUI Stop Photo, and a Hertz Advertisement that Could Have Used Another Set of Eyes.