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At Least Her Smile’s Bright

Should you brush after drinking? Cherie Margaret Davis, 65, seems to have thought so. After a bout of drinking, Davis put the car she was driving in Marlborough, New Zealand, on cruise control and, at 100 kph (62 mph), “got out her toothbrush and started brushing her teeth,” a police spokesman said. The car veered left, she steered right, and woman and car made the abrupt acquaintance of a rock bank — hard enough that she was treated in a hospital. Her blood alcohol level measured .135 percent. Davis had been banned from driving after a drunk-driving incident less than two months earlier, in which she had collided with another car and kept driving. (AC/Marlborough Express) ...And I’ll bet she still had terrible breath.
Original Publication Date: 01 May 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.
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