Shockingly, a Massachusetts man, Steven Byrnes, was recently arrested twice in the same day for drunk driving. He was initially arrested for drunk driving while trying to pick up his 10-year-old son from school in the afternoon, which happened after arguing with officers who claimed to smell alcohol on him. Clearly, Byrnes made a bad decision. But then, after somehow being released from custody just a few hours later, he was arrested again for drunk driving. Byrnes’s case is proof positive that alcohol affects a person’s judgment.
The thing that makes his second arrest even more astounding is the fact that his 20-year-old son actually called police to warn them that his dad was driving drunk again. Not shockingly, Brynes, who is 52, is no stranger to DUI charges, and he has been convicted on eight prior occasions. Knowing his history, it is somewhat alarming he was not held in custody for a longer period of time.