There are many excellent reasons not to drive while under the influence, but being the half naked, passed-out-drunk guy wearing his pants as a straightjacket has got to be among the top 10.
A grim reminder that drinking and driving, driving while intoxicated, drunk, buzzed, or whatever you want to call it, can end badly. Just how badly is shown in this video taken in Perm, Russia, on May 10, 2009. The survivor, driver Sergei Druzhinin, is shown pulling himself from the flaming wreck through the windshield.
According to police, Stephen Goss, 53, of Hackettstown, New Jersey, showed up intoxicated at the DMV to take his December 11, 2013, road test. Luckily for everyone the instructor caught it and did not allow Goss to take the test.
A woman drove home from the bar and parked two feet from the curb but wasn’t able to walk from there. She called 911 and told the operator she was “too damn drunk” to get out of her car.
Last summer, 9-year-old Xitclalli “Chilli” Vasquez was paralyzed from the chest down after a drunk driver collided head-on with the car she was riding in. At his sentencing last week, Vasquez read a letter she wrote to the driver. Before she was through reading, everyone in the Fort Worth courtroom, including the driver himself, was in tears.
In South Carolina, Loretta Robinson is grieving the death of her son, Justin Walker. Walker’s car was hit by a drunken driver, Anna Gonzalez, who pleaded guilty in court last week. Gonzalez’s guilty plea may have brought a sense of closure for Robinson, if she wasn’t constantly reminded of her son’s tragic death by the bills she’s had to pay as a result.