Alcohol Obviously Impairs Judgment

The man in this El Paso, Texas drunk driving story was riding his 2011 Suzuki motorcycle on Outrigger Street at 2:30 a.m. He attracted the attention of an on duty police officer, flagging him down to pull over.

While the biker did pull over and stop in response to the police asking him to do so, he did not stay in one spot for long. He left the scene within a few minutes, leaving the officer standing in the street. The officer left in response to a dispatch call to investigate a hit-and-run. As he was assessing the scene, the biker approached him to talk. He was arrested for being under the influence of alcohol, driving a motorbike while inebriated and evading arrest.

As it turned out, the arrest report indicated that the man was already wanted for evading arrest and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and detention, issued in September 2013. Clear evidence that drinking and driving any type of vehicle is illegal and that drinking affects people’s ability to make coherent and rational decisions.

Had he been in an accident with another vehicle or a pedestrian, the results would not have been in the biker’s favor. Do not drink and drive. It is not worth losing your life over a few too many drinks. Get a ride home.

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