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This post isn't about ignition interlock devices. This isn't even a current event related to interlock program laws. This is just to share a random story related to drunk driving that we stumbled upon and found very interesting...
This story was posted by CBS News in 2012, and it's still being shared and read.
A 22-year old driver was arrested in the early morning of Sunday, November 4, 2012. The time was 1:08 a.m. He was arrested for drunk driving, transported to police headquarters, issued citations, and released to an adult. According to this story, his blood alcohol content was measured at .116.
Time did, in fact, turn back. At 2 a.m., the time fell back to 1 a.m. due to daylight savings time. Then just a few minutes later, the same 22-year old driver who had just been released from jail was spotted driving again. The same police officer caught him driving drunk again!
It's crazy enough that the man was arrested a second time on the same day (again for drunk driving), but he was actually arrested again at the exact same time on the exact same day! Because of daylight savings time he relived 1:08 a.m., and unfortunately he didn't learn from his mistake from living it the first time.
There's more to daylight savings time than just wild stories of people doing the exact same thing twice at the exact same time on the exact same day. Did you know that there is some research that suggests there may even be a link between DST and an increased risk of DUI? Read our previous blog post for more info related to how daylight savings time might possibly impact your risk of being in a car accident.
Getting two completely separate drunk driving charges at the same time on the same day is a rarity. But getting even one drunk driving charge is something you don't want. If "don't drink and drive" advice isn't enough to keep you sober behind the wheel, contact us online or call us to see how our interlock products might be able to help.
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