Sunday, August 01, 2010

"If you're drunk, take a cab" redux

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We've all heard the familiar refrain, "If you're drunk, don't drive, take a taxi." Seems like good advice, no? Well, maybe not. According to this article from The Australian, an inebriated Australian bloke too that advice a bit too literally:

The Cairns Post said the 21-year-old man allegedly stole the taxi from the central business district of Cooktown, North Queensland about 6pm (local time) on Friday.

Police allegedly found the driver, who was unlicensed, at home where he recorded a blood alcohol level of .209 per cent - four times the legal limit.

Yep, he followed the sage advice and took the taxi--can't blame him, right? The moral of this story seems to be that the next time you offer advice to one of your drunken friends, make sure to enunciate, speak slowly and use words that are free of misinterpretation, lest you end up bearing some responsibility for unknowingly encouraging your friend to go on a drunken crime spree. Visit Americas Top DUI and DWI Attorneys at or call 1-800-DIAL-DUI to find a DUI OUI DWI Attorney Lawyer Now!
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