09 August 2008

Report: 93% Of Drunk Drivers Get Home Just Fine

This is why I read The Onion!

WASHINGTON—According to a report released Monday by the National Institutes of Health, 93 percent of those who get behind the wheel while intoxicated arrive at their homes safe and sound, just like they told everybody they would. "Most of these people are barely even buzzed, and 87 percent of the time they're driving primarily on back roads for distances of like, eight miles, tops," said the study's lead author, Dr. Henry Tillman, adding that the vast majority of inebriated drivers stuck with only beer all night, so they were totally fine. "Roughly 64 percent of drunk drivers have cousins who are cops anyway, so it's really no big deal." The study concluded that a mere one in 15 drunk drivers end up dying in a cascading torrent of fire, so, you know, odds.

At least now I can tell anyone contemplating getting behind the wheel after having a few beers, wines, or shots that they have a 93% chance of getting home if the coppers do not catch you first. Or in terms of chance, they have a one in fifteen chance of killing themselves.

Good luck to all the risk takers.

3 comments:

Brett said...

I love the Onion, that's so f--king funny: "a cascading torrent of fire"! I read somewhere that they are turning it into a movie (the Onion, that is).

Rob Baiton said...

This is one of tose times that I just cannot see a movie doing justice to the real thing!

Although, it should still be a good watch over a couple of hours.

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