McDonalds has had its fair fair share of drunk drivers in the drive-thru windows. From people falling asleep right after they order to obviously intoxicated patrons trying to walk through instead of drive, McDonalds has seen it all, but even the most seasoned drive-thru operator would have been surprised at what two drunk men recently attempted in New Brunswick.
It was three am on a Thursday morning and that can be the witching hour when it comes to drunk drivers, but police still must have been shocked to watch an ATV pulling a couch through the local McDonald’s drive-thru. When police tried to pull them over the ATV took off with the couch dragging behind, but he accidentally dumped his two drunk passengers right in the drive-thru.
The men on the back were safety-focused because they had the foresight to wear helmets while they were riding the couch, and they were apprehended by police in the drive-thru. The ATV driver managed to get away, but police did locate the ATV later on and are still searching for the driver.
This is the type of thing that can elicit a laugh or two from anyone reading it, but it’s becoming all too common in New Brunswick. That’s why the province has opted to bring in ignition interlocks for all offenders at some point this year.
New Brunswick is one of the few provinces that don’t have an all offender ignition interlock law, so offenders like these aren’t required to install one after an impaired driving conviction. No, this offender won’t be able to install an interlock on an ATV, but because the law will change to require him to install the device on any motor vehicle he drives, he’ll be grounded from driving it anyway.
These offenders probably learned a few valuable lessons after their little jaunt to McDonalds. One, the police are always watching, and two, there are better ways to get your late night burger fix.