8 Funniest DUI Arrest Videos Ever Captured on Film
First, let me preface this article with this word of caution that we hear often but should always take seriously: do not drink and drive.
Driving drunk is no laughing matter, but once the drunk drivers are in the cops’ hands, and are no longer a danger to drivers, hilarity can—and usually does—ensue. The collection of videos below demonstrates some of the funniest DUI arrest videos available on the internet. While their main value lies in their comedy gold, I hope that these videos, which feature some of the dumbest, most thickheaded drunkards I’ve ever seen (and I hang out with some pretty strange drunkards), are a good reminder why you should call a cab or have a designated driver when partying outside of your home.
1. Steve and His Lawnmower
Who says drunk driving has to take place in a car? A lawnmower seems to do quite well for Steve.
- The reason he’s driving drunk on a lawnmower is because his truck broke down two weeks ago and his wife was going to stab him in the face if he didn’t get more beer. Can you say whipped?
- He litters in front of the cop.
- He pees in front of the cop.
- “I KNOW MY RIGHTS! IS IT ILLEGAL TO CUT GRASS?”
- And when he is tazed, he threatens that his wife will kick the officer’s ass. But at least she won’t stab him in the face.
2. Steve and His Lawnmower 2: Steve Returns
James Joyce once said, “A man’s mistakes are his portals of discovery.” But apparently, like me, Steve did not actually do his assigned Joyce reading in high school. Believe it or not, Steve is caught drunk again on a lawnmower, just cruising the town for some oysters. Funnily enough, the officer knows Steve’s name. Steve has a good reputation.
3. Riding Topless—and I Don’t Mean the Car
“Hello, officer, is there a problem?” is probably a difficult question for Detective Garin Anderson to answer when he’s staring down the barrels of four unloaded breasts, but he does a pretty damn good job of maintaining his cool, even when the strippers in this video ask him outright to arrest them and throw them in the backseat.
The best part: as he’s dealing with some cop stuff back at his patrol car, the girls, in nothing but their underwear, run away from the car to go dancing in some sprinklers.
4. Step-Ball-Change Your Way to Jail
This guy is doing such a good job of completing everything the officer asks of him, until he bungles it all at the end. Still, pretty impressive, no?
5. “I Just Need to Rest My Head”
This video actually gives us a view of what happens after the criminals are taken to the slammer. The two points of interest in this video are at 00:44 and 00:55. My question is, who has to pay for that? The drunk guy or the taxpayer?
6. Field Sobriety Tests Don’t Prove Anything, Anyway
This poor woman cannot do anything right. Even when you think she’s just about to finish the alphabet correctly, your dreams are dashed.
The best part? “I can’t do it! There’s no way! I can’t do it.”
7. Unfunny Douchenoodle Thinks He’s Funny
As unfunny as this guy is, you’ve got to give him credit. He is trying really hard to schmooze the cops over. It might not get him out of jail, but perhaps he can establish a lifelong friendship with the officers. Hey, maybe they can even go out for beers tomorrow night.
8. The Hangover Headache Come Early
This video is incredibly short and speaks for itself, but I felt it was a good note to end on. It’s pretty clear: when you are that drunk, you have no business behind the wheel—or anywhere but the safety of your own bed.
Don’t drink and drive, kids.
- Timothy MooreManaging Editor
Timothy Moore hails from Dayton, Ohio, and tries to bring that Midwestern flavor to his writing. (But as it turns out, no one really likes the Midwestern flavor.) He has been covering the auto industry for years, with several national auto shows under his belt, but he’s been writing about lots of other things (like dragons and Mickey Mouse and cows drowning in milk) since he was just a tot. Outside of the land of cars, Timothy enjoys watching The Office and consuming excessive amounts of peanut butter and beer, and is on the board of an up-and-coming Dayton theatre company called The Playground. And when he’s not on stage (or three jars into a peanut butter binge), Timothy spends time with his mischievous dog, Greyson. See more articles by Timothy.