How two people were charged with drink driving in the same car

·News Reporter
·2-min read

Two people have managed to both get charged by police for allegedly drink driving in the same car.

The pair, a man and a woman, were pulled over in Eden Prairie, in the US state of Minnesota, on April 9, after police noticed a speeding car which ran a red light.

As a police officer attempted to pull the car over he noticed it slowing down “and the driver and front seat passenger switch places while the car was in motion”.

Police said both people “smelled of alcohol and had watery, bloodshot eyes”.

A random breath test is done at the AFP Training Facility in Canberra.
Two people have been charged with drink driving in the same car. Source: AAP (file pic)

The man, who police said was in the driver’s seat initially, allegedly had a BAC of 0.24 per cent while the woman blew 0.15. The legal limit in Minnesota is 0.08.

“Since both of them drove the car while they were impaired, both were charged with DWI (driving while impaired), among other charges,” police said.

“The man had three previous DWI arrests in the past ten years which elevated his DWI to a felony charge.”

As a result of the charges, the car was taken away.

Drink driver's unfortunate name

A woman in St Petersburg, Florida, was recently arrested for drink driving and was found to have a somewhat unfortunate name.

Police noted a car travelling at “an extremely high rate of speed” running two red lights, hitting a tree and a Taco Bell sign along with the fast food restaurant’s water meter on June 18 about 10.22pm, according to an arrest report obtained by The Smoking Gun.

Cops said the woman behind the wheel, Kanisha Booze, 34, was drunk and refused to provide a breath test.

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