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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Drinking while driving

Yes, you read that right.

Last night as Mr. A and I were driving home from getting his measurements for a tux for his cousins wedding in Sept, we decided to stop at the grocery store to try the Red Box. We've never done this before as we have Netflix but since we didn't have a movie waiting for us at home, a $1 movie was very appealing.

We took a side road instead of getting on the highway and as we are stopped at a stop light, I look to my right. At first, I thought maybe the girl next to us was drinking a Pepsi, it is a blue can like Bud Light and who drinks while driving? I mean, I've seen people drinking in the back seat and don't get me wrong, I don't condone this behavior either BUT as long as the driver isn't drinking then it doesn't really bother me as much.

However, this chick took a sip and as I had assumed, it was a Bud Light can. I was in shock. She then proceeded to drink more and even hung it out the window shaking it around like she was dancing. She was proud of the fact that she was drinking WHILE driving.

I looked at the guy next to me and mouthed "Did you see that?" He shook his head in disbelief as well.

I couldn't let this moron go without doing something about it. So....what did we do?

We wrote her plate # down, make and model of her car and called 911 since we didn't have a local police #. We gave them all the information we had and which direction we were going and where they turned.

I'm sure by the time the police found them, they weren't in the car anymore. I would have loved to see her face when the cops showed up saying they had a call for her drinking and driving.

Now, I live in Arizona which has one of the strictest drinking & driving laws. Why would someone do that? Does she really think that nobody would call on her ass? Does she think that she invincible and nothing will happen to her? Why is she that selfish that she doesn't think of those around her and who she may hurt? She couldn't wait to get home and drink?

As I said, I don't know if she got arrested (I wish I did know) but if she didn't, it's likely to bite her in the ass another time. She can't continue doing this without getting caught, right? I hope that the local police will have her license plate on the radar now so if they see it, they will watch it more closely.

Would you have done the same as Mr. A and I did?? Would you have followed them further to see where they were going to help the police find them?


  1. You did the right thing Stac! I have been in your shoes before and actually followed the person around as I was on the phone with the police. I felt much better when I saw blue lights behind me about 5 minutes later pulling that car over.. I felt even better when I went down the street, waited a few minutes then came back and saw him being put in cuffs!! Bravo to you for taking a stand and I hope that they got to her while she had the alcohol!

  2. OMG, people are so stupid. AZ does have very strict laws when it comes to that. I cant stand people who do that and I am happy you did something about it.

  3. I think you did the right thing! Syl saw a guy waving a gun once and called the police. I don;t know what they can do as a follow up, but I think it sends a strong warning!

  4. I'm so glad you called the cops. When I was eighteen, I got hit by a drunk driver. Thank God everyone was okay. When the drunk girl got out of her car to try to convince me not to call the cops, she was slurring her words and couldn't walk straight. I watched her get arrested ten minutes later. It was scary, but if my car wasn't stopped at a light, someone could have gotten really hurt.

  5. I absolutely think you did the right thing! You don't know who's life you could have saved last night!

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