Boozy Drivers Hold Impromptu Slumber Party in Detroit-area Drive-thru

Steph Willems
by Steph Willems
boozy drivers hold impromptu slumber party in detroit area drive thru

It seems a rowdy (or perhaps lonely) Valentine’s Day evening turned into a somnambulant early morning in Troy, Michigan, where police responded to a report of more than one driver asleep in a McDonald’s drive-thru lane at the same time.

If you’ve ever found yourself stuck behind a solitary crossover or minivan in which every last occupant is ordering a full meal — with very specific condiment criteria — this boozy drive-thru tale could be your worst nightmare.

Yours truly avoids drive-thrus mainly for the minivan scenario, though the possibility of being boxed in, unable to move without incurring damage, during an apocalyptic event ranks high on the list. I’ve never considered this possibility, though.

Shortly before 3 a.m. on February 15th, Troy police responded to a call from a local McDonalds. The caller told cops that multiple people were snoozing in their cars outside the pull-up window, reports the Detroit Free Press.

Dashcam video details the response. It seems the gates to Slumberville were locked, as responding officers were unable to rouse the two drivers — who apparently didn’t know each other — from their restful state. The two motorists eventually came around after “extensive efforts” to wake them. Upon awakening, both drivers recited the oldest line in the book — that they’d only had “a couple of drinks.”

As with most other times a driver dusts off this line, it was quickly proven false. One driver blew .18, with the other recording a breathalyzer score of .13, both well over the legal blood alcohol limit of .08. We can’t confirm for you the make and model of the vehicles involved, though one of them appears to be a Dodge Caliber.

Police booked both drivers for driving under the influence.

There was no word on the existence of a third driver, stone sober and slowly losing his mind, bringing up the rear of of this slumber party.

[Image: Ford]

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  • Speedlaw Speedlaw on Feb 22, 2020

    I've seen more cases at work where the driver is found at the scene, passed out. This isn't had a beer or three and caught a speeding ticket, giving rise to the DWI...this is 'found passed out in gas station', or "wrecked Maserati in off ramp, passed out". I don't know how you get in the car that crocked....

  • GoNavy99 GoNavy99 on Feb 24, 2020

    Not crying for any dealers here. I've seen a lot of the estates of such dealers and you can rely on an 8 figure retirement and nest egg to pass on to your heirs.

  • Inside Looking Out Enforcing laws? It is so yesterday! Welcome to California!
  • Lou_BC You'd think cops would have an understanding of the laws they are supposed to enforce.
  • Merlyn I’m on my second Spark and love it! I can pass any car I’ve never had a problem going up a hill it does just fine. As for cargo I can fit three suitcases, two book bags and still have the front seat for a passenger. Not sure what point this guy is trying to make. I have hand free phone service and Sirius radio plug in my phone and have navigation. I would buy another spark in a heartbeat.
  • Buickman I won't own one and I'll be happy!
  • Jeanbaptiste Ever since y’all started sending your damn geese down here we’re just been waiting for one of you to show up.