Canadian Man Drives Drunk To Pick Up Friend From Police Station And Now He's Facing Charges
He just wanted to help his friend.
A man from Nova Scotia is really kicking himself right now, after making what he thought was a "good decision" Tuesday night. A 27-year-old man from Antigonish, Nova Scotia was only trying to help his buddy out, after agreeing to pick him up from the RCMP where he was being held - the only problem being he was completely wasted.
Antigonish RCMP says that Michael Taylor Pinkham showed up shortly before 5 PM on Tuesday, March 13th, hoping to release his friend who was in police custody. Police say that upon arrival, it was obvious that the man was "heavily intoxicated".
It didn't take long for the RCMP to crack this case, the man in question drove his 2008 Pontiac Wave to the police station. Oh, and the kicker? The man was on conditions not to consume alcohol at the time.
Pinkham is now facing charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle over the legal limit, public intoxication and two counts of failure to comply with an undertaking. He is scheduled to appear in court in April.
In all seriousness, don't ever drink and drive. It's dangerous for you and others on the road. If your friend really needs a ride home from the police station, just send him a cab and pay for the bill.
Source: Global News