Tuesday, May 20, 2008

On a lighter note...

Here's an article about a 12-year-old busted for drunk driving. This knucklehead and a friend (who was 10!) decided to drink his parents' beer and go driving in a pickup truck to look for a girl who they met at a rodeo when they crashed 10 miles out on their journey and ended up at some guy's house at 2:30 in the morning to report the crash. Lil' Idiot told the guy (who answered the door with a shotgun) that he was drunk and that he had had an accident. This is the line that I loved from this article:

"I looked at him and I thought 'You're kind of young to be out drinking. And you sure shouldn't be driving.'"

What makes that line so great? The man saw their driving as a bigger offense than the drinking! Last I checked, you can drive at 16 but you have to be 21 to drink (18 in some areas) and the fact that this kid's 12 should point out that the drinking should be a bigger concern. Okay, so he could've been concerned that 12-year-old drunkards shouldn't be on the road, but my initial reaction is more fun.

The guy who ended up with the underage ninnies at his door did at least say that these kids should be grounded for life for what they did. I'm pretty sure the 12-year-old should be glad that this man is not his father, because he'd be in a heap of a mess by now.

You know this is messed up when the people of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) can only say that this was the youngest person facing charges in the state that they had ever heard of, and MADD usually takes every opportunity to get their message out...but it's kind of hard to make this a platform when this boy isn't even a teenager yet.

When MADD can only shake it's collective head, it's time to hang up the bottle.

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