Driver beats drink driving ban
On a fateful night in Missouri Tom Drummond crashed his car into a ditch. It was dark, past midnight and his mobile phone battery was completely flat. With nothing else to do and in a bid to keep warm he turned to a bottle of brandy for comfort, before dozing off until help arrived.
When he awoke police arrested Drummond for drink driving, but last week a jury acquitted the sozzled driver of the charge agreeing that he only got drunk after the accident.
Drummond’s attorney said: ‘This is something that doesn’t happen all the time, it’s an odd set of circumstances.’
The driver escaped the charges after testifying that he was inebriated when rescue service arrived but stone cold sober prior to the accident.
While Drummond’s reaction to a car crash was an unusually relaxed one, he ultimately returned home safely.
Had the jury not believed his story Drummond would now have been serving a year in prison and been forced to pay a $1000 fine.