Dad Booked For DUI En Route to Bailing Out Son for DUI

Wait a minute . . . you look familar . . .
  • "Wait a minute . . . you look familar . . . "

Is this the greatest drunk driving episode ever to grace the pixels of this news blog, no mean holding pen for past booze and car related spectacles of epic stature? When the Society of Professional Journalists finally gets its act together and opens nominations for a Best DUI News Story category, this is a shoe in . . .

We open our scene in central Ohio, in Lancaster, where, from inside the cabin of his State Highway Patrol cruiser, Trooper Patrick Townsend spotted a Jeep speeding up the road last Thursday night, according to the Columbus Dispatch. After pulling over the auto and approaching the driver, the officer smelled alcohol. From behind the wheel, Michael W. Smith of Crooksville, laid it out on the table: “I'm drunk,” he told the trooper.

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