Imagine you’ve just caused a drunk driving crash. Thankfully you’ve lived and you’re not injured. What do you do now? A drunk driving crash can make you feel sober in a hurry, and in some cases an offender will spend those moments looking around to see if anyone is injured, check to see if they caused property damage, and anxiously wait by the vehicle for the police to show up.
That’s not quite how a drunk driving crash went down in Kingston, Ontario recently. Police weren’t sure what they were looking at when they came upon a car that had flipped over and landed on its roof right in the middle of a busy intersection. After checking the inside of the vehicle they began following the debris field left behind by the crash, they made an interesting discovery.
Despite the fact it was 1 am in the morning and despite the car sitting on its roof in the middle of the road, the drive of the car was sitting very casually not far away from the vehicle in a patio chair. Not long after they discovered the driver police also discovered that there was a reason for his calm demeanor: he was drunk. He refused to provide a breath sample and he was changed with impaired driving, driving with open alcohol, and interfering with traffic.
Police impounded his smashed car for 7 days, and now that he’s been charged with impaired driving in Ontario he’s going to be facing a driver’s license suspension, fines, and will have to install an ignition interlock in any vehicle he drives.
Given the condition of the vehicle, he’s lucky to be alive, and he’s even luckier he didn’t kill anyone in the process of flipping his car into an intersection. It just another example of what can happen when you mix alcohol and driving, so think before you drink and don’t drive.