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Drunk Driver Arrested After ‘Taxi’ Turns out to Be Police Car

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A man in Abbotsford, British Columbia, had a bad day on the 7th.

First of all, he was drunk, and driving (bad, bad, bad decision). He realized (somewhat belatedly) that he should just get a taxi, so pulled over beside a taxi, hopped into the back seat, and muttered, “Get me outta here buddy, cops are everywhere tonight.”

This might have been a good decision. That is, except the car wasn’t a taxi. It was an idling police car.

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The officer, probably stunned at how easy it was getting to take drunk drivers off the streets these days, took the man straight to jail.

The man’s story made the top of the police force’s latest twitter list of excuses heard by officers giving out tickets in the Fraser Valley. Other tweets include the following:

There is no word as of yet as to whether the officer kept the meter running while he was writing up the arrest report.

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