Another reminder why mixing alcohol and driving doesn't add up

A couple of chaps from Durant tried to elude police by chucking full beer cans at the police cars following them. This, my friends, is why it is unwise to drink and drive during the holidays. You could end up like this.
BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL Staff Writer ccoppernoll@opubco.com Modified: December 20, 2010 at 10:16 am •  Published: December 18, 2010

Whenever you're trying to shake the fuzz, I think we can all agree there's only one way to do it.

Throw beer.

A couple of guys from Durant reminded me how brilliant the human mind truly is. They also remind all of us why alcohol and driving should not mix.

Late Tuesday, a Durant police officer was sent to a store on Main Street.

Video surveillance captured footage of a maroon pickup with a big dent on top of the tailgate outside the store, according to a report from the Durant Police Department. A man got out of the truck's passenger side, went into the store, picked up a 30-pack of Bud Light and walked out without paying. He hopped back into the truck, which fled.

Less than an hour later, that same police officer was patrolling the area when he spotted a maroon pickup with the same big dent on the tailgate, according to the police department. The officer turned around and the truck sped off.

So the chase began.

And as if the passengers in the truck weren't endangering enough people, they decided to throw full beer cans out the window, according to police. Some missed. Some hit, spraying foam all over the squad car windshield.

Turn evidence into weaponry. Genius. They're like little booze bombs — heavy, sturdy and only 3.2 percent alcohol by weight in the state of Oklahoma.