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You Know You’re Drunk When You Can’t Tell You’re Missing a Tire

Drinking and driving makes anyone into a very special kind of douche, but one man from the UK wanted to be the champion of douche-ness. At the time of his arrest, he was so far out he didn’t even realize he’d lost a tire along the way.
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Go home, you’re drunk. And driving. And missing a tire.

The shocking arrest was conducted by South Yorkshire Police in Rotherham, UK. The officers snapped a photo of the badly damaged silver Peugeot sedan and then used the bust as a cautionary tale on the official Twitter page: in case you didn’t know drunk-driving was bad, here’s how bad it can get.

Luckily for everyone involved, including the drunk driver, no one was hurt during the ride that cost him a tire without his knowing. And, believe it or not, the missing tire was the icing on the cake in terms of traffic offenses he was able to amass on a single drive.

“Specials from Rotherham found this Peugeot tonight and arrested its driver for an expired license, no insurance, leaving an RTC [road traffic collision], not showing up to court and last but by no means least, for driving whilst so incredibly drunk he failed to realise he was missing a tyre,” the tweet from the police reads.

In case you’re a “pictures or it didn’t happen” kind of guy / gal, the police also have a photo of the car, which they shared along with this message. You will find it at the bottom of the page.

Under UK law, drunk drivers can be sentenced to 6 months behind bars, unlimited fine and a 1-year driving ban.

All jokes aside, drunk-driving remains a leading cause of fatal accidents, while also being the one that is 100 percent preventable. With the holiday season nearly upon us, remember: if you’re likely to consume alcohol, don’t drive. Stay safe and be responsible and you will not be turned into a cautionary tale like this guy was.



 
 
 
 
 

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