So last night while sitting and waiting for windows to update we had a surprise.
After sundown last night, it was really quite late,
we sat on the couch to let windows update.
and to our shock we heard a big crash,
sounding like our gate had a smash.
I ran to the window, and looked down far
to see a woman half awake in her car
she sat at the gate with it broken from her skid
she seemed to have no idea of what she just did
I told Applehead "man this is nuts!"
My lady blinked hard and then said "what?!"
Then a screech we heard and I turned to see
the woman escaping and trying to flee.
Our leftovers were stashed, wallet and keys grabbed
and down to the car we went in a dash.
on the road we followed as she bobbed and she weaved.
almost crashing into lights, and various trees.
a median here a curb over there
to say the least her driving was impaired
I called 911
"Your emergency sir"
"This driver is wasted, you should see her!"
"Police are on the way, can you stay on the line?"
"Sure, I'm cool, I have lots of time."
She barely missed a wreck at a huge intersection
and appeared to be confused about her direction
from far left to right her car went to and fro
and then right for a pedestrian her car did go.
She came to stop near trees and brush
and up to the scene the cops did rush.
A statement from my lady and one from me
and we watched as the driver was more than tipsy.
"I had one ambien and maybe a beer"
"Please ma'am can you look over here"
"Follow my light and please concentrate
"Im trying but im tired and its reeeally late"
"Ma'am calm down, we arent done yet"
"If you keep this up ill have to test your breath"
Before too soon the cuffs were on
she fell towards the car then onto the lawn.
We made it back home and cops soon after
they came to see the gate and what was the matter
it was really off track and dinged quite a bit
but another cop came and soon she fixed it.
we called our apartment's maintenance emergency info
and left them a message "dude, check this out bro!"
an eventful night, some would say fated,
and when we got back, windows still wasn't updated.
Now we live on a busy street. Lots of traffic she was gonna take somebody out I just know it. So many times in the last few years we hear stories of drunk drivers and people getting killed. So we couldn't just sit up and hope it turned out OK. So we followed and got the cops the info they needed. When she came to a stop she was about 50 feet from a bridge. The way she was driving she would have easily went over and that would have been it. Also, when she stopped and I got out to get the plate number and the guy she almost hit went to check on her she got afraid to drive off again. So that ended her little rampage. We found out this morning she lives in our complex and has a kid. The apartment office was asking us if she had her little girl in the car(thats how we found out) and luckily she didn't.
Some people have said we should have just called the cops and went to bed. But, I think that attitude gets us all in more trouble most of the time. "let somebody else handle it" "Its not my business" But if you live in the community, many things affect you. We just let somebody else handle it and she hits a family at a light, or takes out electricity for a few blocks, or kills her self, or runs over the dude walking and kills him and leaves the scene. What if he had a family, what if she had her daughter with her? After all, all that is needed for bad guys to win ifs for good guys to do nothing. And if you are driving drunk you're a bad guy in my book.