There is no doubt that alcohol makes people do stupid things. People under the influence, do things that under sober circumstances, would seem idiotic. Getting behind the wheel of a car completely drunk is one of those really bad decisions.
How many people do you think wake up in the morning and say to themselves “I can’t wait to go out and get totally plastered and see how well I can drive?” As reported in www.norwalkreflector.com.
I do not think this Norwalk, Connecticut native thought about that when he woke up.
Robert Dilger was falling down drunk when he was arrested. Older does not mean wiser as the 66-year-old had a blood-alcohol content more than three times the legal limit when he was arrested. To his credit, at least he admitted his guilt.
Dilger’s drunkenness was witnessed first-hand by a patrol officer who saw him hit the rear of a vehicle in front of a gas station. Dilger then went off the road, hit a small sign and stopped. Both Dilger and the other driver went to the hospital with minor injuries.
Nor was this his first DUI. In mid-February 2003, prosecutors dismissed a DUI charge against Dilger due to "lack of evidence" for a conviction, court records state. I do not think Dilger will get off so easily this time. I hope he takes a long look at his choices. I think a 24 hour alcohol awareness would be a helpful place to start.