Drunk Driver Gets Stuck in a Sand Trap After Her GPS Tells Her to Drive Onto a Golf Course

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The dangers of driving drunk are well-known, but apparently technology has created a new one: overreliance on one's GPS. Earlier this week, a 47-year-old woman in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, got behind the wheel of her car after having a bit too much to drink, but instead of wreaking havoc on the road, she ended up lodged in a sand trap at a local golf course. Why? Because her GPS made her do it—obviously! She said the GPS told her to turn left, and she did, right into a cornfield. That didn't faze her, and she just kept on going until she ended up on the golf course and got stuck in the sand. There were people on the course at the time, but thankfully nobody was injured. Police found a cup full of alcohol in her car and arrested her for driving drunk. This is the fourth time she's been arrested for a DUI, sadly. Come to think of it, maybe her GPS is onto her and was just steering her—and the rest of us—to safety.

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Police: Drunk woman's car gets stuck in sand trap [Boston Globe]

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Wait, this is her fourth DUI and she's still walking around free, much less still in possession of her driving license? How did she slip through the justice system like that? I've seen people sent to prison after just (and I say that in a very "You totally deserved jail time for putting other people's lives at risk, you selfish idiots" kind of way) two DUI charges.

She had better be looking at a lifetime of walking and cab fare after this. People this irresponsible do not deserve the privilege of driving.