One of the reasons why people say they drink and drive is because they don’t believe they’ll be stopped and arrested for impaired driving. After all, they are only driving home, and home isn’t that far away. Whether it’s 5 minutes away or a ½ hour, the problems begin because you’re drunk and you don’t really have a solid understanding of time, distance, or, truthfully, how to drive a car.
But one couple took the mantra, ‘the couple who plays together stays together’ to the next level recently when they were both arrested for impaired driving…at the same time. It’s safe to say that the “it can’t happen to me’ feeling might have been the motivator, because they left the pub in separate vehicles, both drunk, and ended with matching impaired driving charges.
Officers spotted a vehicle being driven erratically after leaving a local pub. When they pulled the vehicle over they detected an odour of alcohol coming from the female driver. They asked her to submit to a breathalyzer test, and when she did she promptly failed it. In accordance to British Columbia’s Immediate Roadside Suspension, she had her vehicle impounded for 30 days and she lost her drivers license for 90 days.
Incredibly, her husband happened to be leaving the pub around the same time, and as he was driving past her in his own vehicle, he saw his wife stopped by police. He pulled over to see what was going on and the officer noted he also had an odour of alcohol about him, and that’s when the police officer asked him to submit to a breathalyzer too. He must have received a reading in the warn range because he given a 3 day immediate roadside suspension and had his vehicle impounded for 3 days.
Their home might have been close by, but there was no good reason this couple both choose to drink and drive unless they thought they would never be pulled over. Now in addition to sharing everything else in their married life, they also have the distinction of being arrested for impaired driving at the same time. Sounds like this couple plays together and ends up carless together too.