Where do people go when they drink and drive? Police will tell you it really depends on the situation. Some people drive drunk home after a night out at the bar, others drive drunk to work or on the job, and if recent DUI arrests are any indication, there’s an increasing number of people who are driving drunk to fast food restaurants.
Ontario fast food employees are probably used to dealing with designated driver’s with car loads of drunk people along or drunk people inside the restaurants at late hours, but having them pass out in the drive through can be bad for business. We all know how busy Tim Horton’s can be late at night, but can you imagine what it’s like when a drunk driver falls asleep behind the wheel in line up? One driver in Chatham, Ontario did just that, and although he missed out on his donuts, he managed to get a night in jail, his vehicle impounded for seven days, and an impaired driving charge.
McDonalds is no stranger to impaired people craving greasy food, but employees probably thought they had a stroke of luck when one driver placed an order, passed out while pulled ahead waiting for it, and a police officer pulled up behind him after ordering coffee. The passed out driver was searched and charged after the officer found drugs in the vehicle.
Why do you crave greasy, fast food when you’re drunk or hung over? Our bodies are programmed to want high fat food, and just like alcohol lowers your inhibitions for things like drunk driving, it also lowers your resistance to fatty food. You might start off the evening with the thought of having a few drinks and heading home, but by 1 am you’re heading out for greasy burgers and French fries. Just keep in mind that it’s OK to blow your diet once in awhile, but you can blow up your entire life if you drink and drive anywhere.