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    Drunk Kiwi smashes car then cracks a beer while waiting for rescue

    Trapped drunk driver opens another beer as awaits rescue

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    AUCKLAND (Reuters) - 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.
    Police found Sneddon, a former baker, trapped in his overturned Ford Laser on June 1, drinking a can of beer after he failed to take a corner properly and crashed through a wooden barrier, flipping his vehicle.
    Defence lawyer Peter Young said that when Sneddon found he could not open the doors, "he had nothing else to do at that point, so he had another beer."
    When asked by police how much he had consumed, Sneddon replied: "Plenty, I've been drinking for four days straight."
    Sneddon, who is estranged from his wife, told the Wellington- based newspaper that he went on a drinking binge after losing his job at a bakery on the same day that he heard his father was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
    Judge Gregory Ross fined him NZ$1,100 (522.6 pounds) and disqualified him from driving for 10 months. It was his first offence.
    (Writing by Belinda Goldsmith, Editing by Gyles Beckford)
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    already pissed, can't get out of the car without emergency crew

    why waste the perfect occasion to celebrate living thru the crash

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    this is why the taffies will never beat the All Blacks.....

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    ^^I agree, what else could a man do except crack another tinny and reflect on what could have been, good on him.

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    he must have been wearing a teakdoor amulet - surviving a car crash and having beers to hand.

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    Drinking after an accident is not totally dumb, a good defense attorney might be able to convince a few jurors that he crashed while sober, then got drunk while waiting to be rescued. As ridiculous as that sounds, I've heard even more silly legal defenses for drunk driving.

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    Thats the spirit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR
    Drinking after an accident is not totally dumb, a good defense attorney might be able to convince a few jurors that he crashed while sober, then got drunk while waiting to be rescued. As ridiculous as that sounds, I've heard even more silly legal defenses for drunk driving.
    That can work in your favour but...



    Quote Originally Posted by Bung
    When asked by police how much he had consumed, Sneddon replied: "Plenty, I've been drinking for four days straight."
    Not when you tell the cops that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    Drinking after an accident is not totally dumb, a good defense attorney might be able to convince a few jurors that he crashed while sober, then got drunk while waiting to be rescued. As ridiculous as that sounds, I've heard even more silly legal defenses for drunk driving.
    yea maybe ,if he has the empty beer cans to show.
    celebrating being still alive ,weeee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung
    Defence lawyer Peter Young said that when Sneddon found he could not open the doors, "he had nothing else to do at that point, so he had another beer."
    What a great lawyer . . .

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