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(WiscNews)   Overpopulation problem solved by Wisconsin and alcohol, as drunk driver runs over naked drunk lying in the road   (wiscnews.com) divider line 20
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2012-07-17 12:12:49 PM  
Hold my beer....watch this.....
 
2012-07-17 12:15:09 PM  
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2012-07-17 12:15:16 PM  
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2012-07-17 12:17:56 PM  
When they find out who killed Tuco's cousin, it'll get bad.
 
2012-07-17 12:21:46 PM  
Nothing of value was lost.

That poor car must have sustained some significant damage though. What a shame. poor little innocent car.
 
2012-07-17 12:25:48 PM  
Doesn't come close to the woman run over by the Milwaukee street sweeper though. Link
 
2012-07-17 12:29:49 PM  
Death is... whimsical today.
 
2012-07-17 12:30:16 PM  

exvaxman: Doesn't come close to the woman run over by the Milwaukee street sweeper though. Link


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2012-07-17 12:38:07 PM  
Ernantes, a 28-year-old Wisconsin Dells resident, told police he was coming home from a friend's birthday party, during which he drank eight to 10 beers. Ernantes said he was driving between 43 mph and 45 mph when he spotted two men in the road. He said he didn't have time to avoid hitting Weatherford, the complaint states. The speed limit on county Highway A in the area is 35 mph

At least he was pretty honest. Usually, it's "Aw no occifer. Ah only had one beer 'n ah was jus going 10 miles per hour. Ya see, if'n ah go ovah 15 miles per, the car shakes like there's no tomorrah."
 
2012-07-17 12:53:22 PM  
This is actually the 2nd time this sort of thing has happened in Wisconsin recently.
 
2012-07-17 12:56:41 PM  
Judging by the girth of your typical Wisconsin resident, I am shocked the car didn't just get absorbed into the cellulite.
 
2012-07-17 01:10:47 PM  
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2012-07-17 01:35:35 PM  
Some version of the Final Solution, huh
 
2012-07-17 01:45:35 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Ernantes said he was driving between 43 mph and 45 mph


He's pretty precise for a drunk.
 
2012-07-17 01:54:04 PM  
I actually feel kinda bad for the driver here.

I'll presume were talking cans of beer (Mexicans like cans of watery domestic beer). I'll also presume the guy is a heavy drinker and regularly consumes around a 12 pack while drinking. When I was a drinker, I would drink that amount regularly and would not be very intoxicated. I would be able to drive just fine, but wouldn't because I have better judgement than this guy.

Actually, my biggest fear about driving after drinking was not what I would cause. I KNEW if I had had too much to drink. If I was slurring or uncoordinated, I knew it. My fear was something like what happened here. Actually, what happened here is a far worse scenario. I was afraid someone would hit me, by no fault of my own, and I would A) get a DUI and B) be cited as the antagonist due to the alcohol and not the sequence of events.

Looking at 30 years for homicide is brutal for not seeing some drunk asshole lying in the road. Maybe he would have seen the guy had he not been drinking, but maybe not. Either way, he was dumb to drink and drive in the first place, but it is a rough deal.
 
2012-07-17 03:53:18 PM  

El Brujo: I actually feel kinda bad for the driver here.

I would be able to drive just fine, but wouldn't because I have better judgement than this guy.


Just pointing out.. (and I know you say you don't drink anymore, but others do, with likely a similar opinion to yours).. drinking impairs even "perfect" judgement, and the point is, you are the last to know when your judgement is impaired, because doing so IS a judgement call. It's sort of like planning to check the time with a broken watch. You would never know if it was in fact faulty, unless it stopped hours ago or something, or you happened to be lucky in that regard and happened to notice it.

You should never be in a position where you are making decisions requiring a judgement call when you are drunk. This position STARTS with determining how drunk you are.

If you haven't planned ahead, and used your judgement when you were still able to, you're already asking for trouble. (ie- designated driver, or someone withholding your keys until you can prove you're not drunk, plan to call a cab, or have another pickup arranged, or plan to stay the night there where possible, a limit on drinks, plan to stay a certain length of time per drink, etc.)

That's what they mean by drinking responsibly.. simply planning ahead, knowing your limits, and using your judgement before you drink.

May seems uncool and silly, but it'll keep you off of Fark headlines.

Imagine how bad it could get when you're just a teensy bit impaired, and you get a text message or call on your cellphone.. and your impaired judgement tells you that it must be important because of how late it is, or something, and you start fishing through your pocket's for the phone.. trying to remember which pocket it might be in, etc. You get the phone and you're peering at the number, trying to figure out who it is, etc.. WAY too distracted to respond to the other drunks on the road that are all out there around the same time the bars let out.

I've always figured that drinking and driving is about as close as you can get to attempted manslaughter. You don't always get into an accident, and people don't always die when there IS an accident, but even if nothing happens, you're always a step closer to screwing up someone's life than anyone should ever be, and you're doing it with impaired judgement because you didn't think ahead.
 
2012-07-18 01:25:43 AM  
Oh man, that reminds me of several family stories involving alcohol and bodily dismemberment...(accidental self-harm is a running theme in my family)

I think it should be noted though, that any distraction (cellphone, exhaustion, food, "OMGDIDILOSEMYWALLET") can simulate the same effect. By this I mean: one of my relatives barrel-rolled her car into a corn field because she was looking for her purse. I'm not joking.
 
2012-07-18 08:19:06 AM  

El Brujo: I'll presume were talking cans of beer (Mexicans like cans of watery domestic beer). I'll also presume the guy is a heavy drinker and regularly consumes around a 12 pack while drinking. When I was a drinker, I would drink that amount regularly and would not be very intoxicated. I would be able to drive just fine, but wouldn't because I have better judgement than this guy.


You WERE very intoxicated. You had a tolerance. You felt you were good to drive but you're just as impaired as ever. Thank you for having the good sense to stay off the road anyways, but you weren't fine to drive. Your reaction time was shiat, and so was your ability to evade a car in an emergency situation.

Being a functional alcoholic does not make you ok to drive drunk. It makes you need help.
 
2012-07-18 01:31:58 PM  
Ernantes said he was driving between 43 mph and 45 mph - and taking his eyes OFF The Road! Bad plan!
 
2012-07-19 02:58:27 AM  

Perennially Distracted: "OMGDIDILOSEMYWALLET"


Brain: PARSING STARTED
PARSED: OMG
PARSED: DILDO
PARSED: Wait a second...
 
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