This is why you don't drive drunk even (especially) when it's only a few feet.

This is why you don't drive drunk even (especially) when it's only a few feet.
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A man in Boston, UK was arrested for drunk driving within shouting distance of his own home.

This is why you don't drive drunk even (especially) when it's only a few feet.

Don't do the crime if you can't do the time. Especially if the crime is pointless. (stock photo)

Drunk driving is always stupid, but this is probably the dumbest example we've ever seen. In Boston, Lincolnshire, a 34-year-old man named Przemyslaw Szulc was arrested for driving under the influence. Incidentally, I'm not sure if his name is actually Przemyslaw Szulc, or if he just had to fill out the form while he was drunk, too*.

Szulc told police that he had been drinking at a barbecue only 100 meters (328 feet) from his house. Rather than walk the two minutes it would have taken, he had decided to drive. Ironically, because the town of Boston is a maze of one-way streets, the drive home was actually a mile and a half long. It was during that mile and a half that police saw him swerving into the curb ("kerb" in British) and pulled him over for drunk driving ("drink driving").

Szulc was fined £275 and ordered to pay costs of £85, as well as a victim surcharge of £28. He's also been banned from driving for 20 months. That's a bummer for him, but there is one bright side: he'll get to and from barbecues faster.

*I'm Polish, so I can make that joke.

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