There are few if any excuses that will convince law enforcement that there is a good reason for driving under the influence. Instead, the best approach is to be polite but firm in not offering up any incriminating information before speaking with experienced criminal defense attorney.
This is, of course a serious matter, but we thought it would be fun to share some of the more colorful excuses that obviously did not work. We found this story by an officer from Wisconsin who has heard some good ones.
It is too cold: A man crashed his car into a neighbor’s tree. The homeowner yelled at the neighbor for the driving drunk. The man’s response while taking the sobriety test was that he had to drive because it was too dangerous to walk in the cold temperature when he was drunk.
We are trying to have a baby: An intoxicated man caught speeding 18 MPH over the speed limit said he was trying to get home to his wife whose temperature was apparently optimal for conceiving a baby.
Another parking ticket: A man decided not to leave his car at the bar because it was snowing and the streets needed to be cleared for plowing. After crashing into a snow bank, he literally told the officer he did not want another parking ticket so he drove.
My boss will fire me: The officer found a man passed out behind the wheel of his car in an industrial park. The man said he had been drinking and opted to drive to the work and sleep it off in the car before his shift because he could not miss work.
I needed my GPS: One man pulled over claimed the only way he could find his hotel was using his car’s GPS to get him there. The man was initially pulled over for driving the wrong way on a one-way street.
I am the designated driver: This common excuse usually follows with details like “I usually drink hard liquor, so I only drank beer.”