Drunk driving is awful not because you’re probably going to wrap yourself around a tree, but because you’re probably going to wrap some innocent person around your car.
And, although there are a million of these drunk driving stories in the news every day, sometimes a few of them are worse than others; especially when they involve children and people who don’t quite seem to understand the weight of their actions.
Oh, oh, I forgot to mention. This guy drove drunk with his kids in the car while he was FOUR TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT!
A Carbon County man has been charged with driving drunk in April in East Allen Township with his two young children in the car, according to court records.
Tests show Michael Timothy Krawchuk, of Palmerton, had a blood-alcohol content nearly four times the legal limit when police encountered him April 6, records say.
Pennsylvania State Police responded on that date to Airport Road and Snyders Church Street in the township for a report of a man standing in the road, according to documents. An officer found a man, later identified as Krawchuk, who the officer immediately noticed smelled of alcohol. When asked if he drove while drinking, Krawchuk said, “Look I drank yeah, and I drove yes,” records say.
A witness, Jay Saleet, said he saw Krawchuk standing near a car at the intersection. His children, who police determined were ages 1 and 4, were in child safety seats in the back seat, according to court records. Noting Krawchuk’s level of intoxication, Saleet stepped in and moved the car into his driveway on Snyders Church Street, according to authorities. Krawchuk then proceeded to put the car in reverse and move it back into the road, records say.
After Krawchuk failed a series of sobriety tests, he was arrested and transported to the Northampton County drunken-driving processing center, according to documents. Test results showed Krawchuk’s blood-alcohol content was 0.30, records say. SOURCE: The Express-Times
I’m done giving out “Dad of the Year” awards since we seem to find a worse dad each week.
AT LEAST they were in child safety seats, but that’s kinda like saying it’s good that Jack Dawson had a door to prop his face on when the Titanic sank.
Seriously, Rose, there was room.