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US driver blames Donald Trump for drunk driving arrest

2016-11-15 12:29

SAD EXCUSE: A woman has blamed her drunk driving arrest on president-elect Donald Trump for winning the US elections. Image: AFP

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A drunk driver is captured on CCTV stumbling to his vehicle, driving recklessly and crashing repeatedly... and that's before he leaves a parking garage.

Minneapolis — A Minnesota motorist had a novel excuse for her drunken driving arrest: She blamed Donald Trump.

Police in the Minneapolis suburb of Lino Lakes said the 33-year-old woman rammed into two vehicles stopped at a traffic light Wednesday afternoon.

Election upset

The Star Tribune reported that the woman told officers she was upset over the election and they should let her go home. Police Capt. Wayne Wegener said the woman was referencing Trump's victory the night before.

Her blood alcohol measured 0.33% a few hours after the crash, well over Minnesota's legal driving limit of 0.08. The drivers in the other vehicles weren't hurt.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), South Africa tops the list of drunk-driving related deaths in the world.

With the 2016/17 holiday season approaching it's critical to highlight the affect drunk-driving has on SA's roads.

A local non-profitable organisation, South Africans against Drunk Driving (SADD), has made it their mission to fight against drunk driving and alcohol abuse.

READ: South Africans against Drunk Driving: A mother's battle to end road carnage

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