I've celebrated the beer law hero of the day before so I suppose it is only fair from time to time that we point out those exceptional individuals who go beyond the call of duty and reinforce the stereotype of the beer drinking dingbat. To that end, I give you Mr. "I Have No Idea How It Got There, Officer...Honest":
The man told police that he had not been drinking however he was unable to explain the half-consumed bottle of beer in his coffee-cup holder. The driver...was arrested and returned to the police office where he blew well over the legal limit.
Unable to explain it? It's a beer. It's next to you. You are driving. It's half gone - as are you. We step lightly around the beer drinking dingbat as craft beer lovers and, from my point of view, a little too lightly. We are sometimes to quick to complain about the efforts of groups like MADD but yet not call out people who give beer a bad name. We question legislators who would place controls on society but not those who clearly lack self-control. People like Mr. "I.H.N.I.H.I.G.T.O...H." If we evangelists for good beer are going to reach the point we desire in terms of changes in the law and society, we probably have to realize there will be things which will not change or which will perhaps get stricter. Like making sure dingbats like this are kept off the road one way or another.