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Suspected DUI Driver Jumps From Car, Flees With Beer In Hand
WKMG ^ | 8/15/07 | WKMG

Posted on 08/15/2007 7:48:11 AM PDT by Sax

A man in Orange County suspected of driving drunk was captured Tuesday night after he jumped out of a vehicle and ran from officers still holding a beer in his hand, according to the sheriff's deputies.

Deputies said they spotted a vehicle Tuesday night and attempted to stop the driver on suspicion he was driving drunk.

The driver then led police on a chase that ended on Mott Avenue in the Lockhart area.

Officers said the driver tried to run them down before jumping from the vehicle and running away.

The man was spotted fleeing while still clutching a beer.

"There was a 12-pack of Corona he was working on in the front seat," Orange County sheriff's Cmdr. Jeff Stonebreaker said. "He decided to take one of those over the fence with him. So, he bails out of the car and runs from the deputies with a beer in his hand."

The driver, who was not named, was arrested and charged with DUI and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

Authorities said the driver has a history of DUIs.


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KEYWORDS: beer; two
I'll hold mah own beer thankyouverymuch - You can take mah beer when you pry it from my cold dead hands. Maybe he though he was a British Hash runner?
1 posted on 08/15/2007 7:48:12 AM PDT by Sax
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To: Sax

The guy has priorities. Bad ones, but hey...


2 posted on 08/15/2007 7:51:52 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: Sax

Not sure of who said it, or if the quote is correct, but I do recall something about “A man should never run with his drink, because the ice cubes keep falling out.”


3 posted on 08/15/2007 7:57:41 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Sax; martin_fierro; Charles Henrickson

Ich bin ein Beerholder


5 posted on 08/15/2007 8:06:28 AM PDT by mikrofon (Slow day)
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To: Sax
Unavailable for comment.

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like, "I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive . . ."And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about 100 miles an hour with the top down to Las Vegas. And a voice was screaming: "Holy Jesus! What are these goddamn animals?"

Then it was quiet again. My attorney had taken his shirt off and was pouring beer on his chest, to facilitate the tanning process. "What the hell are you yelling about," he muttered, staring up at the sun with his eyes closed and covered with wraparound Spanish sunglasses. "Never mind," I said. "It's your turn to drive." I hit the brakes and aimed the Great Red Shark toward the shoulder of the highway. No point mentioning those bats, I thought. The poor bastard will see them soon enough.

It was almost noon, and we still had more than 100 miles to go. They would be tough miles. Very soon, I knew, we would both be completely twisted. But there was no going back, and no time to rest. We would have to ride it out. Press registration for the fabulous Mint 400 was already under way, and we had to get there by 4 to claim our soundproof suite. A fashionable sporting magazine in New York had taken care of the reservations, along with this huge red Chevy convertible we'd just rented off a lot on the Sunset Strip . . . and I was, after all, a professional journalist; so I had an obligation to cover the story for good or ill.

The sporting editors had also given me $300 in cash, most of which was already spent on extremely dangerous drugs. The trunk of the car looked like a mobile police narcotics lab. We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers . . . and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.

From: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

6 posted on 08/15/2007 8:07:54 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: arbooz

7 posted on 08/15/2007 8:09:56 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: Daffynition

Labatt tragedy. LOL!


8 posted on 08/15/2007 9:06:06 AM PDT by jdm
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9 posted on 08/15/2007 9:08:01 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

10 posted on 08/15/2007 9:11:19 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: Daffynition

11 posted on 08/15/2007 9:14:42 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack
I've seen your easy chair.


12 posted on 08/15/2007 9:23:10 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: Sax

I’ll be back later to steal all these images...


13 posted on 08/15/2007 9:25:41 AM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: Daffynition

Especially that one.


14 posted on 08/15/2007 9:26:01 AM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: Daffynition
Yeah, but have you seen my sleazy chair?


15 posted on 08/15/2007 9:26:08 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack
So that's what is under the trap door.


16 posted on 08/15/2007 9:31:54 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: Daffynition
Actually, it's above the trap door....
17 posted on 08/15/2007 9:36:06 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack; rlmorel
Smiling here.


18 posted on 08/15/2007 9:40:30 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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19 posted on 08/15/2007 9:44:18 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Geesh. Chill. You can have your ring back now.


20 posted on 08/15/2007 9:47:04 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: Sax

21 posted on 08/15/2007 9:51:26 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Daffynition
How many times do I have to tell you, I'm not the "Lord of the Rings"? You keep getting us two confused...


22 posted on 08/15/2007 9:53:31 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Sez who? Your handle sez it all.


23 posted on 08/15/2007 9:58:16 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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