Paul Nigel Sneddon, 47, is not someone to allow a wreck to stop him from enjoying a beer. Sneddon was trapped in his overturned car after driving drunk in Wellington, NZ. Since he had to wait for rescue crews to cut him out of the car, he proceeded to open one last beer because he had “nothing better to do.”
Sneddon explained to the court: “I was lying there, trying to get the doors open but couldn’t. I remember the inside light not working and thinking, it’s not like I’m going to read a book, so I opened another can.”
He had been drinking for four days straight and had a B.A.L. that was four times the legal limit.
His license was taken away for 10 months — roughly the time needed for him to sober up.