Drunk Driving: Dangerous, Dumb; Naked Drunk Driving: Dumberer

February 25, 2011

Ah, Saturdays, the day on which many cops sigh before they set out on their patrols.

They see bad drivers. They see erratic drivers. Often, many of these bad, erratic drivers are drunk.

But it's a lot rarer for them to be both drunk and nude.

Especially, we surmise, in Nebraska Iowa.

And yet that's what happened in the otherwise innocent, bucolic countryside outside Lincoln, Nebraska Iowa.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: We apologize for the geographic confusion. Our first source was an Iowa paper, and we neglected to Google-Map the location. Remarkably, it took a full day before anyone wrote to correct our error. Perhaps this is not the image Nebraskans wish to convey? In any case, we're sorry. And we've added some additional details.]

A deputy who stopped a suspicious pickup truck found that it had four people inside, all of them au naturel.

As he approached the truck, the deputy said, he noticed a strong smell of alcohol and observed a tangle of clothing in the pickup bed.

The driver, one Nickolus Borgman of Denton, Iowa, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. The three other passengers were released without being cited.

Borgman was later released after posting bail of $40,000, following citations for third-offense aggravated Driving Under the Influence, having an open container of alcohol, not having seat belts, and having too many people in the front seat of the pickup.

It turns out, however, that driving naked is not illegal in Nebraska.

Local residents are left to ponder the adage that life is indeed stranger than fiction.

Paging David Lynch ....

[Sioux City Journal via BoingBoing; and also Nebraska StatePaper.com]

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