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Published:June 24th, 2010 06:51 EST

Trapped Drunk Driver Cracks Open Another Can Of Beer

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A drunk driver trapped after overturning his car cracked open another can of beer while he waited for emergency crews to rescue him, a New Zealand court was told.

Paul Nigel Sneddon, 47, pleaded guilty to careless driving and drunken driving after being nearly three times over the legal alcohol limit in a district court in the city of Palmerston North, the Dominion Post newspaper reported on Wednesday." - Reuters
I have no love for drunk drivers, and I believe that the penalty for driving under the influence should be severely increased. But I don`t blame this guy for opening another can of beer while he waited for the emergency crews to rescue him. He was working on a four day drinking binge, one more beer wasn`t going to make any difference.

This hapless fool went on a drinking binge after losing his job at a bakery on the same day he learned that his dad was diagnosed with cancer.

Sneddon is separated from his wife, he doesn`t have a job, and his dad is dying of cancer, I don`t blame him for trying to drink himself to death. I just wish he wouldn`t put other people in jeopardy by driving drunk.

Sneddon may be a baker, but when you are flooded by bad luck, going on a donut eating binge just ain`t going to cut it.

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