Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Crime Watch Wednesday: Is it Really an OUIL if You Are Sleeping or if the Car is Not Moving?

This week's Crime Watch Wednesday brings us the tale of a sleepy drunk or drunk sleeper. You be the judge.

A man was spotted sleeping in his car, slumped behind the wheel in the early morning hours. The keys were not in the ignition, but in the console. The car was not running however, the front tire was blown out. The man reeked of alcohol and placed himself at a location approximately 100 miles from where he actually was. He refused all sobriety tests and was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence.

OUIL, really? The vehicle wasn't moving. Heck, the keys were not even in the ignition. Maybe the guy never even drove the car. Are they solely relying on the fact that he said he was actually 100 miles from where he was? Maybe he walked, or stumbled, there. Maybe he parked his car 100 miles away*, stumbled back there drunk and decided to sleep it off. And now he is facing charges. What's a 100 miles to a drunk? I mean a SLEEPY person.

Is there no justice in this world??

Now THIS is operating under the influence:

No doubt about that one. Hi, Dukes of Hazzard** lady! Also? Rumor has it she tried to get BACK in the car and drive again. After she landed.

That's some scary stuff.

*Okay, now I am thinking of that Proclaimers song "I Would Walk 500 Miles." Maybe the songwriter was in a similar situation? Huh.

**I totally had to Google "Dukes of Hazzard" because spell check was telling me I spelled "Hazzard" wrong. Apparently spellcheck is not a fan of bad 70s TV shows. And by "bad", I mean "hella good."

***In other news, songs and lyrics seem to be a theme around here lately. That is totally unintentional. I cannot plan my day let alone an entire blog theme. Just so you know.

4 important things being said:

Jamie said...

Wow that is a hilarious and sad video all at the same time. As for the story, yeah I'm not sure how that will stand up in court.. pretty circumstantial evidence but maybe!

*~Dani~* said...

Jamie - that video is both funny and disturbing. As for the town drunk, at least they got him off the street for that day, right?

Jennifer said...

This crime watch reminds me of a mock trial / case we had in some high school class of mine. It was this exact situation. For the record, I do not believe it is a OUIL. My argument would be that he pulled off to the side of the road to drink.

*~Dani~* said...

Jennifer - I swear you could do a million mock trials off these crimes in the paper they are so ridiculous. I agree with you about drinking on the side of the road. Prove I was driving copper!

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