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This Bar Uses Coasters From Drunk Drivers’ Wreckage To Teach Sobering Lesson

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There’s no better way to spend your night than grabbing a brewski with your friends, enjoying a few laughs, and looking down at a drink coaster that insinuates death.

The Emmet Ray whiskey bar in Toronto, Canada reminded its patrons to drive responsibly, through drink coasters made of cars involved in drunk driving accidents, according to Global News.

The surface of the coasters read, “This coaster used to be a car. That car never made it home.”

It’s a pretty chilling statement, whether you’re sober or wasted.

The bar teamed up with Arrive Alive, an organization that raises awareness of drunk driving, and the car parts were donated by an auto body shop in Vancouver.

According to Arrive Alive, the coasters were shaped with a hydraulic press, and the laser-etched with the chilling message.

It might not be something you want to see on a night that you’re out with friends and family, trying to have a good time, but if it helps save a life or two, it’s definitely worth it.

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For His 10th Drunk Driving Charge, This Man Used Beer-Battered Fish As An Excuse

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Back in October 2014, a man in Wisconsin was pulled over for a DUI. He then gave the officer a pretty fishy excuse: it was the beer-battered fish that did him in.

Obviously no jury bought that.

John Przybyla had a blood alcohol level of .062. While this was below the state’s limit, it was over the limit for those with three or more drunk driving convictions. This was Przybyla’s 10th drunk driving charge.

When pulled over, he told the officer that he was drunk off a beer-battered fish he had eaten before he was stopped.

According to WILX, the 76-year-old Przybyla was now found guilty of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration and operating with a revoked license.

Przybyla is facing up to 12.5 years in prison.

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Fast Food

Wait Until You Hear About This DUI At A Taco Bell Drive-Thru

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So there was this guy in Florida who was wasted and decided that he wanted some Taco Bell. Sure that sounds pretty common practically everywhere in the United States. However, this dude ended up falling asleep at the drive-thru lane before the cops came for him.

The Associated Press reports that John Edward Hopwood, 25, was asleep in his car early Friday morning. Holding up the drive-thru, a worker woke him up and told him to move his car to a parking space at the restaurant.

He did.

An officer arrived shortly after and found Hopwood asleep again. There, he was given a field sobriety test which he failed.

The man told the officer that he was in his car waiting for some tacos he had ordered at the fast food restaurant.

It was later confirmed that he did not order any tacos. Tragic.

Photo: Google Maps

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Women Charged With DUI After Getting High On 13 Cans Of Whipped Cream

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A 28-year-old woman was charged with a driving under the influence after she crashed into a residential mailbox in Tennessee. Also, she was high on whipped cream.

Anna Thomas used the aerosol from multiple whipped cream cans to get herself high, reports WKRN. Under the influence, Thomas crashed into a mailbox belonging to a resident of Battle Avenue. After running out to see what had happened, the man called the authorities who arrived on the scene.

Officers discovered a disoriented Thomas along with 13 nearly-empty cans of whipped cream in the vehicle. Thomas was also charged with failing to report a crash before this incident, where she had also ran her car into a ditch.

Thomas is due in court on June 4. According to WKRN, this makes her 6th DUI.

Photo: WKRN

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Fast Food

Sleepy Drunk Guy Pays Cops for McDonald’s, Charged with DUI

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Sometimes it’s late into the night, you’re a little drunk and all you want is fast food. Some of the more responsible options include walking there yourself, ordering, then  satiating your munchies, or asking a buddy to drive you after offering to buy him fries. Not so much the case for a man in Connecticut, however.

A man was allegedly under the influence when he passed out in his vehicle while parked at the Connecticut McDonald’s. When we say parked, we really mean fell asleep in the middle of the drive-thru, reports WTAE. The police arrived to discover the 41-year-old man asleep in the driver’s seat.

The driver had ordered four cheeseburgers before knocking out in his car for 15 minutes. When the officers responding woke him up, the dazed gentleman proceeded to hand the cops cash for his meal.

He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

H/T Consumerist

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Drinking in LA vs Drinking in NYC [INFOGRAPHIC]

Or: twenty very solid reasons I probably should have gone to college on the east coast.

For those of you who don’t know, drinking in Southern California, where we so fortunately lack any efficient form of public transportation, is difficult. It’s more of a mission, really, involving not just going out and getting sh*tfaced, but also debating over who’ll be DD, stealing people’s keys and waking up, after your keys have been stolen, passed out and sprawled all over a stranger’s living room floor.

Finally, if you are one of the lucky ones who’ve managed to make it through a weekend headache-free, you’ll spend the next five days looking forward to next Friday, when you’ll do the whole thing over again.

Or we could all just wise up and move to New York and be done with all the nonsense. Whaddyasay?

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These are the Worst Foods to Eat While Driving

As a lifelong commuter, here’s a situation I’ve found myself in more times than I’d like to admit:

It’s 6 p.m. and I’ve just gotten out of work (or class or internship or whatever) and I. Am. Starving. With a capital “Sta.” I don’t want to wait for dinner and chances are when I get home, I’ll just have to bury myself in more work anyway, so I do the only logical thing and head to the nearest watering hole to pick myself up a little something-something—you know, just to keep me and my fat ass company for the next 45 minutes.

And after doing this for a while now, I can proudly say I’ve learned a few things. Here’s a brief (by no means inclusive) list of foods I’ve learned it sucks to eat on a long drive home:

Burritos

Now I’m not talking about all burritos. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that Taco Bell has absolutely perfected car food. Their tacos and burritos are more tortilla than meat and their Crunchwrap Supreme is definitive proof that God loves everybody, even the chronically one-handed. No, no, I’m talking about you, Chipotle. And you, quasi-authentic Mexican place I still get embarrassed trying to pronounce the name of. Your food is amazing, but when I’m fiending for some Carne Asada on the way home and everything just falls out everywhere after the first bite, ain’t nobody happy. Especially not my seat covers.

Lee’s Sandwiches

Could you make a messier sandwich? I mean, I know all breads slough crumbs, but these baguettes do not leave behind crumbs. They leave behind bread shrapnel. Lots of it. Without fail, each and every bite I take sets off hundreds of invisible mines, sending piece after piece of French-Ameri-Viet fusion hurtling toward my carpets, where they remain buried for weeks until I find the time to pick them out with my bare hands. Plus there’s the smell. Jesus.

In-N-Out

I know you’re trying baby, and I appreciate that, I do. It literally warms my heart every time I’m pulling through the drive-thru and the cute little In-N-Out girl with her silly hat smiles at me and asks whether or not I’ll be eating in the car, but let’s be real. Them wrappers is difficult. This is not a burger you can eat with one hand. Instead you’re caught pinky and palm on the wheel, all spare fingers barely holding onto that Double-Double-y goodness, while your free hand tries gently to peel back layer after layer of wax wrapping so your next bite isn’t just a mouthful of paper. Which, if you haven’t tried it, is actually pretty damn difficult to do. The only saving grace here are the fries, which are easy, and are probably the only reason I haven’t stopped doing this yet, in spite of all the car safety laws I know I’m breaking. YO-freaking-LO.

Alcohol

Just kidding. Foodbeast does not suggest or recommend drinking and driving. That would be dumb.

Any saucy/greasy or otherwise obnoxiously messy handheld thing

This is probably the saddest one on this list. This is what I eat when I hate the world and I hate myself and I really really really just need something battered and bathed in pig fat. In all seriousness though, eating this stuff while driving sucks. If you’re anything like me, chances are the guilt from buying the two dozen garlic parmesan wings is enough to convince you to try and be neat and hold the things with a napkin—which would, of course, ultimately fail, leaving you with dozens if not hundreds of little greasy finger prints all over your steering wheel, door handle and stick shift. Yeah, not pretty. And yeah, I’m driving stick.

Now, there are definitely foods that don’t suck to eat as a commuter. There are french fries and Taco Bell, as we’ve said. There are KFC chicken wraps, if you’re into that. In my perfect world, every rush hour craving would be for Panda Express.

First of all, the two-item entree comes in a huge box that can sit comfortably on my lap. Second of all, as long as you get the right things, you can stick it all with a fork—it’s amazing. So thank you Panda, for being the most commuter-friendly food I can think of (at least for the moment). Thank you Orange Chicken. Thank you steamed rice. Thank you, most of the things on the Panda Express menu. Except you, fried rice, you and your oily, slippery, un-forkable bullsh*t. You can go suck a fat one.

Think we missed one? What do you think are the worst foods to eat with driving?