January 8th, 2003

Professional

Drunk driving for beginners

From the Bizarre News e-list I'm on:
    AUSTRALIA - The smart thing to do if you've had a little too much to drink is find yourself a designated driver to make sure you get home safely. The not-so-smart thing to do is to make that designated driver your five-year-old son. A 37-year-old drunken mother had her youngest son man the wheel while she operated the pedals. The result was a devastating crash that injured the mother and her two sons when the car hit a tree, hurtled down an embankment and threw all three passengers from the car. The mother's condition was the most severe with back and neck injuries and facial lacerations. Her youngest son suffered a broken hand and the other sustained only minor injuries. No further brain damage was reported on the woman.

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