Saturday, December 22, 2007

Drunk driver comes clean -- the wrong way

When accused of drunk driving, it may be best to come clean -- but not the way an 18 year old man did recently in Wisconsin, according to this UPI story posted December 17.

According to the UPI story, a reserve officer in the Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Department stopped the drunk driving suspect near a gas station, but the suspect decided to flee.

His chosen escape route, however, took him through the gas station's car wash. This was not the right way to come clean.

A Fond du Lac police office who'd stopped to help was nearly run over as the suspect's vehicle came careening out of the car wash, but, according to this Canadian Press story, the driver was apprehended four miles down the road after a "tire deflation device" was used to stop the car.

The driver was reportedly Tasered at the scene. It is not reported whether the driver, who was not named in either linked account, responded with this year's most memorable quote, "Don't tase me, bro!."

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