• Oct 9, 2008
Reality shows and the Internet have not created a more ridiculous world, they have only promoted the outrageous things that are already going on. You're a dad in Tennessee who's had 15 brewskies and an unknown quantity of other liquor, your female company is under the influence of something and has a pocket full of pills, and you need to get home. Thankfully there are three kids in the group, and the 10-year-old is probably straight up enough to drive the van. But who knew the kid would think 90 mph was an appropriate cruising speed and then flip the van over? A few police later – after the woman has tried "to swallow as many pills as she could" – the adults got a much more relaxed ride to the pokey and the kids got passport into state care. It's a good thing the proud papa was wearing his lucky beer T-shirt, or things really could have gone wrong. Thanks for the tip, OM617!
[Source: Fox News]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I think this is the Joe 6-pack demographic that Palin is courting. Some might even call him a maverick.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Many here don't want political bickering. This isn't a political forum. Post somewhere else.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is that really the shirt he was wearing??
        • 6 Years Ago
        According to the local radio station (it made national news, I'm nowhere near TN) this morning, yes, yes it is.
        • 6 Years Ago
        no, autoblog has used the picture before.....still doesn't make this situation funny
      • 6 Years Ago
      I heard a very similar story from a cop in (very) rural Ontario about 2 years ago. A 12 year old girl was often called by her mother to come pick her up at the local watering hole when she was done drinking. One night she got caught going a little too fast on the way to pick up her mother and led the police officer in question on a high-speed chase over some gravel covered country roads. The cop had no idea who was in the car and eventually had to resort to ramming the vehicle off the road and into a ditch (P.I.T.?) only to run up to the suspect vehicle and drag a very scared 12 year old out of the car. Later investigation of the whole thing found that all the neighbors knew about this (it happened often) but nobody ever really bothered mentioning it because it was so far out in the country they figured it didn't matter... and it was safer for all involved anyways. The kid had been doing this for years apparently.

      Yeehaw!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hmm, story is from Blountville up near the Tri-Cities. I hope the kid learned a valueable lesson from all this, that speeding is dangerous.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's tremendous pressure on that poor 10 year old.
      He should be allowed to be a kid.
      He's being forced to be an enabler to an unpredictable alcoholic at a very young age.
      He'll probably wind up with some serious codependency issues as an adult.


      • 6 Years Ago
      That's the funniest news I heard this week, Thank you Autoblog :)

      From a guy who learned to drive stick not many wears after learning to walk.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Same people probably own like tons of guns. BTW i am not against but stupid ppl with guns (this includes all the southern and rural US population).
        • 6 Years Ago
        I own tons of guns and live in a rural area. So are you calling me stupid?

        Your useless comments have absolutely no point.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Who would've of thought letting a 10yr old drive you home when your drunk would end so badly?

      I mean Really.

      Who?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Some people shouldn't be allowed to reproduce.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Some? More like the majority of the population!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm curious who's the OM617 that provided the tip for this story.
      That's one of the most glorious engines ever made.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I am he.
        Yes, the OM617 is brilliant.
        One of mine has 267k and not a hiccup.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is probably the best case for public transportation ever.
      • 6 Years Ago
      you killed kenny! you bastards.
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