Thursday, July 29, 2010

12-Year Old Designated Driver

Okay, Bad Lawyer has been obsessed over the last week or so with DUI stories, and I intend to move on, but I can't resist this story from  which is a great resource.  They call this guy their "moron of the day:"

"59-year-old Thomas Skinner (mug shot) of Houston likes to party. But he likes to party safely. So when he decided to get hammered Monday night, he got a designated driver. The problem: The driver was his 12-year-old grandson.

Police in Liberty Hill, Texas got a 911 call about a truck driving erratically on Highway 29. When they stopped the vehicle, they found a hammered grandpa riding shotgun, with the 12-year-old boy behind the wheel. Skinner's 11-year-old grandson was also in the back seat.

When asked why the boy was driving, Skinner responded by saying the kid was learning to drive.  Police still don't know why they were on the highway, but the boy had apparently driven 20 miles.   Skinner is now in jail, and his grand kids have been returned to their Houston home. At least grandpa gave them a good story to tell when they get older."
Moron of the day may be a stretch when you consider some of the other stories here on Bad Lawyer, but Skinner's in the running, no doubt about it.

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