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(Plymouth Herald)   Not news - man crashes car at more than 100mph. News - on motorway hard shoulder after drinking while barefoot. Fark - claims to have been sleepwalking 150 miles   (plymouthherald.co.uk ) divider line
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2013-06-03 09:17:17 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-03 10:29:15 AM  
And I would drunk sleepwalk-drive 500 miles
And I would drunk sleepwalk-drive 500 more
 
2013-06-03 10:34:20 AM  
You have a problem with drinking while barefoot, submitter?
 
2013-06-03 10:40:11 AM  
Maybe if he hadn't gotten plastered before he went to sleep, he might of woken up sometime during the 150 mile trip. Alcohol worsens sleep disorders including the prevalence of sleep walking.
They really don't take drinking and driving very seriously in the UK do they?
 
2013-06-03 10:47:54 AM  
I actually believe this could happen - because it happened to me, minus the alcohol during broad daylight. I had been driving for approximately an hour and a half, when I suddenly woke up, and had no idea where the fark I was. I had set out to see a friend who lived about an hour away. I called her, and had to describe the businesses around me, because there were no visible street signs. This was way before smart phones and gps. It was one of the scariest things that has ever happened to me.

So, yes, I can actually believe this guy - especially given the added alcohol. Doesn't make it right, or any less dangerous, etc. I'm just saying I believe that he actually had no idea what he was doing the entire time.
 
2013-06-03 10:49:16 AM  
Do they speak English in What?
 
2013-06-03 10:52:35 AM  
Billy Joel, will you ever learn?
 
2013-06-03 10:55:27 AM  

TheYeti: You have a problem with drinking while barefoot, submitter?


I see my work here is done.
 
2013-06-03 11:02:01 AM  
FAKE....FAKE....FAKE....FAKE....FAKE....FAKE....FAKE....FAKE....FAKE.. ..FAKE....FAKE....FAKE....FAKE....FAKE....FAKE....FAKE....FAKE....FAKE ....FAKE....FAKE
 
2013-06-03 11:02:42 AM  
farking headline editing, how does it work?
 
2013-06-03 11:04:57 AM  
I am drinking while barefoot right now so I am getting a kick ....
 
2013-06-03 11:10:58 AM  
Motorway? Did he wreck his jalopy en route to the speakeasy?
 
2013-06-03 11:23:23 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Motorway? Did he wreck his jalopy en route to the speakeasy?



He has a garage there, where he spends the day countin' the money he likes so much.
 
2013-06-03 11:26:44 AM  

Liz Lemon: I actually believe this could happen - because it happened to me, minus the alcohol during broad daylight. I had been driving for approximately an hour and a half, when I suddenly woke up, and had no idea where the fark I was. I had set out to see a friend who lived about an hour away. I called her, and had to describe the businesses around me, because there were no visible street signs. This was way before smart phones and gps. It was one of the scariest things that has ever happened to me.

So, yes, I can actually believe this guy - especially given the added alcohol. Doesn't make it right, or any less dangerous, etc. I'm just saying I believe that he actually had no idea what he was doing the entire time.


This has happened to my brother. Of course, there was no alcohol involved. Just Ambien, which he used to use in order to sleep. He, um, sleep-drove. He was okay (and the only one involved), thankfully, although his vehicle was not, and he's finally gotten his full license back. And he no longer takes Ambien.

It is dangerous. And it's definitely possible. Some medications and disorders have weird side effects that come on unexpectedly.

No excuse for drinking in this guy's case, though.

/Glad he's not dead.
 
2013-06-03 11:36:01 AM  
Does anyone else find driving barefoot especially difficult?

It just feels weird.
 
2013-06-03 11:51:14 AM  
So, he was charged with driving barefoot?
 
2013-06-03 11:52:41 AM  
I drive barefoot with no issues. But then, driving is what I do ;-)
 
2013-06-03 11:56:57 AM  

Canton: Liz Lemon: I actually believe this could happen - because it happened to me, minus the alcohol during broad daylight. I had been driving for approximately an hour and a half, when I suddenly woke up, and had no idea where the fark I was. I had set out to see a friend who lived about an hour away. I called her, and had to describe the businesses around me, because there were no visible street signs. This was way before smart phones and gps. It was one of the scariest things that has ever happened to me.

So, yes, I can actually believe this guy - especially given the added alcohol. Doesn't make it right, or any less dangerous, etc. I'm just saying I believe that he actually had no idea what he was doing the entire time.

This has happened to my brother. Of course, there was no alcohol involved. Just Ambien, which he used to use in order to sleep. He, um, sleep-drove. He was okay (and the only one involved), thankfully, although his vehicle was not, and he's finally gotten his full license back. And he no longer takes Ambien.

It is dangerous. And it's definitely possible. Some medications and disorders have weird side effects that come on unexpectedly.

No excuse for drinking in this guy's case, though.

/Glad he's not dead.


Knew a nurse who worked half a shift, talked to people, and somehow didn't get noticed by the rest of the staff until she woke up halfway through it all.

Ambien side effects are farking scary.
 
2013-06-03 11:58:13 AM  

FrancoFile: And I would drunk sleepwalk-drive 500 miles
And I would drunk sleepwalk-drive 500 more


Dammit.

Well done.
*Tips hat, backs out of thread*
 
2013-06-03 11:58:24 AM  

boarch: Maybe if he hadn't gotten plastered before he went to sleep, he might of woken up sometime during the 150 mile trip. Alcohol worsens sleep disorders including the prevalence of sleep walking.
They really don't take drinking and driving very seriously in the UK do they?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5ma_Xv7rGM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX1q66ruuBM 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXOgHZwCDTI
 
2013-06-03 11:58:49 AM  
I'm not quite sure why it matters that he was driving barefoot, at least why it matters enough to mention it in the headline.  Is this illegal there, just an oddity, or indicative of his claim of sleepwalking?  It seems like the sleepwalking claim would garner more attention than his feet.  Personally, I prefer to drive barefoot, as I feels it gives me better control over the position of my foot and pressure on the pedals.  But then again I wear size 16's, so that might have something to do with it.
 
2013-06-03 12:01:14 PM  

Sylvis: I'm not quite sure why it matters that he was driving barefoot, at least why it matters enough to mention it in the headline.  Is this illegal there, just an oddity, or indicative of his claim of sleepwalking?  It seems like the sleepwalking claim would garner more attention than his feet.  Personally, I prefer to drive barefoot, as I feels it gives me better control over the position of my foot and pressure on the pedals.  But then again I wear size 16's, so that might have something to do with it.


Don't think it's done much in the UK due to it being rainy and cold so much, so it must be a novelty thing there.

"Driving barefoot??? Pip pip cheerio bad form ol chap and all that"
 
2013-06-03 12:03:32 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-03 12:04:31 PM  
Now this poor soul has to be dropped off at work every day. Things will never be the same.
 
2013-06-03 12:06:32 PM  

munko: Now this poor soul has to be dropped off at work every day. Things will never be the same.


I left out being dropped off by his wife. Suddenly that ride to work takes forever.
 
2013-06-03 12:07:30 PM  

munko: Now this poor soul solehas to be dropped off at work every day. Things will never be the same.


FTFY
 
2013-06-03 12:08:50 PM  

Canton: Liz Lemon: I actually believe this could happen - because it happened to me, minus the alcohol during broad daylight. I had been driving for approximately an hour and a half, when I suddenly woke up, and had no idea where the fark I was. I had set out to see a friend who lived about an hour away. I called her, and had to describe the businesses around me, because there were no visible street signs. This was way before smart phones and gps. It was one of the scariest things that has ever happened to me.

So, yes, I can actually believe this guy - especially given the added alcohol. Doesn't make it right, or any less dangerous, etc. I'm just saying I believe that he actually had no idea what he was doing the entire time.

This has happened to my brother. Of course, there was no alcohol involved. Just Ambien, which he used to use in order to sleep. He, um, sleep-drove. He was okay (and the only one involved), thankfully, although his vehicle was not, and he's finally gotten his full license back. And he no longer takes Ambien.

It is dangerous. And it's definitely possible. Some medications and disorders have weird side effects that come on unexpectedly.

No excuse for drinking in this guy's case, though.

/Glad he's not dead.


Ambien's a hell of  a drug.  I took it for 3 nights.  First night, I had HORRIFIC nightmares.  Second night, I woke up in my kitchen cooking bacon & eggs.  Third night, I woke up in my driveway trying to open my car door w/my housekeys.  Flushed the rest of the bottle that night.  A friend takes it and she sleep-eats like mad.  Also drinks and can never remember doing it.  She'll polish off an entire bottle of wine in an hour and still be "awake" looking for more.  I've since read that this is a fairly common side-effect.
 
2013-06-03 12:09:00 PM  
Ambien is a hell of a drug...
 
2013-06-03 12:12:51 PM  

jso2897: munko: Now this poor soul solehas to be dropped off at work every day. Things will never be the same.

FTFY


Stupid phone
 
2013-06-03 12:15:08 PM  
Shoeless Joe Ginandtonic
 
2013-06-03 12:16:25 PM  

WelldeadLink: [i.imgur.com image 225x467]


tis a fine wine for the value
 
2013-06-03 12:27:13 PM  

skullkrusher: WelldeadLink: [i.imgur.com image 225x467]

tis a fine wine for the value


That's true but it's a gateway drug for this:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-03 12:29:12 PM  
I took ambien just a few weeks back to try and get some sleep during the hospitalization (and death) of a close family member and I woke up the next morning on my friends couch with a huge bandage on my head and blood on my face and shirt.  Apparently I tried to fight my friends husband, he pushed me out of the way, and i tripped over my own feet and went headfirst into a saw blade.

No more ambien.
 
2013-06-03 12:30:07 PM  

TheBigJerk: Canton: Liz Lemon: I actually believe this could happen - because it happened to me, minus the alcohol during broad daylight. I had been driving for approximately an hour and a half, when I suddenly woke up, and had no idea where the fark I was. I had set out to see a friend who lived about an hour away. I called her, and had to describe the businesses around me, because there were no visible street signs. This was way before smart phones and gps. It was one of the scariest things that has ever happened to me.

So, yes, I can actually believe this guy - especially given the added alcohol. Doesn't make it right, or any less dangerous, etc. I'm just saying I believe that he actually had no idea what he was doing the entire time.

This has happened to my brother. Of course, there was no alcohol involved. Just Ambien, which he used to use in order to sleep. He, um, sleep-drove. He was okay (and the only one involved), thankfully, although his vehicle was not, and he's finally gotten his full license back. And he no longer takes Ambien.

It is dangerous. And it's definitely possible. Some medications and disorders have weird side effects that come on unexpectedly.

No excuse for drinking in this guy's case, though.

/Glad he's not dead.

Knew a nurse who worked half a shift, talked to people, and somehow didn't get noticed by the rest of the staff until she woke up halfway through it all.

Ambien side effects are farking scary.


I saw a news story about somebody who did abstract paintings while on Ambien.  He would pop a pill, go to bed, and wake up with a new painting on his easel, which he would sell on eBay.
 
2013-06-03 12:35:34 PM  

jfivealive: I took ambien just a few weeks back to try and get some sleep during the hospitalization (and death) of a close family member and I woke up the next morning on my friends couch with a huge bandage on my head and blood on my face and shirt.  Apparently I tried to fight my friends husband, he pushed me out of the way, and i tripped over my own feet and went headfirst into a saw blade.

No more ambien.


sorry to hear your loss but why are you sleeping next to saw blades?
 
2013-06-03 12:48:27 PM  
Hello hookworms? Get in my feet.
 
2013-06-03 12:53:58 PM  
This has actually happened to a friend's son...minus the alcohol. My husband saw her car driving down the road at around 5:30 am. It turned in to the high school, (he had graduated the year before). I mentioned it to my friend, and there was utter confusion. At first, she said no one had her car that early in the morning, then her son said he vaguely remembered leaving the house, but thought he was dreaming. Then they found that the car had been moved. After talking to his girlfriend, my friend found out that he had done things like that before and he never told her. Her son is pretty straight up, is in the service, and is very health conscious. It was probably stress.
 
2013-06-03 12:54:09 PM  
I once sleepwalked out of my flat and locked myself out. Usually I sleep naked, but this night it was so bitterly cold that I kept my boxers on, and a fleece when I went to bed. I've never slept with a fleece on before. I suppose I should be glad I did, but I still had to walk around London on a freezing winters night in just boxers and a fleece, to get to my brothers flat, who I had entrusted with a spare set of keys. Gravel can be really painful to walk over, as can the road surfaces and pavements, for some reason. I think I was looking for the toilet, because I was absolutely bursting and had to take a leak outside the flat.

I totally believe someone could sleepdrive. I now double lock my front door, and throw the keys somewhere I hope will mean I have to use enough mental powers to get them and unlock the door that either I will wake up, or at least I will have the keys on me when I do wake up. If I wake up. Perhaps I should detach my car key from my house keys though. It hasn't happened again, and that was the only time it ever has, but I don't want to risk getting caught in less attire, on a colder night, now that my brother has moved even further away.

What sort of measures do more serious sleepwalkers have to take?
 
2013-06-03 04:23:29 PM  
Driving barefoot in the UK is not illegal, but anything which causes you to drive dangerously (including talking to and looking at a passenger or lighting a cigarette) is. The UK Driving Standards Agency strongly advises not driving barefoot. If all else fails, you can be charged with the old 1860s offence of wanton and furious driving, which outlaws anything that causes harm to someone else. Drinking barefoot in the UK isn't illegal, but it is illegal to be drunk in the UK.
 
2013-06-03 04:31:03 PM  

plymwebed: Driving barefoot in the UK is not illegal, but anything which causes you to drive dangerously (including talking to and looking at a passenger or lighting a cigarette) is. The UK Driving Standards Agency strongly advises not driving barefoot. If all else fails, you can be charged with the old 1860s offence of wanton and furious driving, which outlaws anything that causes harm to someone else. Drinking barefoot in the UK isn't illegal, but it is illegal to be drunk in the UK.


Ha!  If they enforced that law, everyone would have to take turns playing gaoler.
 
2013-06-03 05:47:49 PM  

brigid_fitch: Canton: Liz Lemon: Ambien's a hell of  a drug.  I took it for 3 nights.  First night, I had HORRIFIC nightmares.  Second night, I woke up in my kitchen cooking bacon & eggs.  Third night, I woke up in my driveway trying to open my car door w/my housekeys.  Flushed the rest of the bottle that night.  A friend takes it and she sleep-eats like mad.  Also drinks and can never remember doing it.  She'll polish off an entire bottle of wine in an hour and still be "awake" looking for more.  I've since read that this is a fairly common side-effect.


TheBigJerk: Canton: Liz Lemon: Knew a nurse who worked half a shift, talked to people, and somehow didn't get noticed by the rest of the staff until she woke up halfway through it all.

Ambien side effects are farking scary.


jfivealive: I took ambien just a few weeks back to try and get some sleep during the hospitalization (and death) of a close family member and I woke up the next morning on my friends couch with a huge bandage on my head and blood on my face and shirt.  Apparently I tried to fight my friends husband, he pushed me out of the way, and i tripped over my own feet and went headfirst into a saw blade.

No more ambien.


Jeez.

Yeah. Never taking Ambien. No matter what. Even if I have horrible insomnia somewhere down the road.

/Not too worried.
//But still.
 
2013-06-03 07:22:14 PM  
Reading this thread it seems to me that Ambien isn't so much a drug to help you sleep, it's a drug that shuts your brain down while your body continues tryin to do normal stuff, just you don't remember.

Why do people let this go through the system and be approved? Are there millions of happy Ambien consumers?
 
2013-06-03 07:56:05 PM  
What is this I don't even.

/drinking while barefoot
 
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