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

Drunk driver didn't even realize he'd lost a tire during the drive 8 photos
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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.
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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About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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