Thursday, February 04, 2010

Life Experience

This is not a novel, story or otherwise a piece of fiction/fantasy. It's a true story, though I will change the names of the defendants and places to protect the parties involved. All parties are innocent until proven guilty. Ha!

I had an experience yesterday that left me very proud of myself. In line for a ferry, I witnessed a man downing a can of Lucky beer, and yes I know it was Lucky because he was close enough for me to read the can. I glanced at the time. 9:02 am. Thinking it was probably not a good idea to be drinking so early in the morning, I wasn't overly worried until he got into the drivers side of the car behind me. You have got to be kidding me, right?

I hummed and hahhed about calling the cops, but got up my courage, did a walk around the car(once on the ferry) to get the licence plate and called 911. The dispatcher took all the info and then told me it was the second time this week they had received a call for that particular ferry and a driver drinking alcohol. I then witnessed the driver and his buddies downing a second round of Lucky. As we disembarked the police SUV was waiting and quickly pulled the vehicle over.

Cheering myself all the way down the road, I was very pleased that I had gotten up the gumption to call it in.

But wait, it gets better! The arresting police officer phoned me to thank me for calling in and told me they also confiscated a large amount of drugs that were being brought over to be sold! So not only did I stop a drunk driver, I got a drug bust under my belt too!

The two lessons to be gained from this?

1. Drinking and driving is not only hazardous to your health and those around you, it can get you kicked off the small islands for life.

2. Lucky beer ain't so damn lucky.


Tanya said...

thats awsome, that theres less crap out there, sadly you take some away and more seem to take its place. i told this story to shawn, and repeated your 2 pionts, and he nearly fell off his chair he was laughing so hard. He drinks lucky sometimes after really harsh days, so he found the lucky comment priceless :P

Suze said...

LOL! That would've totally made my day! Ha! That's so awesome! I would've loved to see the look on the guys faces.