Kane Hitchman, a 22 year old resident of Fielding New Zealand, was recently convicted of driving under the influence after police found him and his car in a ditch after a night of heavy drinking. The man didn’t remember getting in his car and driving home, but he did recall drinking at least 8 bourbons earlier in the evening. At the inquest he was at a bit of a loss to explain himself:
…must’ve been too much. I don’t know though, it’s a bit of a guess. I didn’t even know I drove. I’m not too sure [why I drove], trying to get home I suppose.
The legal limit in New Zealand is 80 milligrams of alcohol per millilitre of blood in cases of drunk driving. Evidence presented at the inquest showed Mr. Hitchman had a blood alcohol count that was more than twice this amount on the night in question.
Well, eight bourbons is one thing but the stupidity behind having eight bourbons (and you can safely assume that in addition to the 8 drinks he remembered having there were several more that he didn’t) and then driving is another thing altogether. There is a jackass born every minute….