Man Gets DUI on AA Founder’s Lawn

January 2, 2013

Ironic Place for Man to Get Arrested for DUI

Vermont police have cited a Massachusetts man for DUI after he allegedly drove onto the front lawn of the birthplace of the co-founder of Alcoholic Anonymous in Vermont on Christmas Eve. Donald Blood III, 55, of Marlboro, Mass., apparently thought that the front yard of The Wilson House was a parking lot, the Rutland Herald reported.

It is probably not uncommon for an increase in DUIs or drinking in general during the holidays, as there are holiday parties, festive celebrations, ringing in the new year, and let’s not mention the fact that we spend hours or days on end with family and in-laws (enough said). Also, some may experience depression and/or stress during the Christmas season due to financial issues, the anniversary of a death, or even health issues that may be reason to indulge in alcohol and excessive drinking.

Whatever the reason caused Mr. Blood III to be out drinking and driving, he, at least, wound up in a “safe haven” when he was drinking and driving as he ended up in the front lawn of the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous on Christmas Eve. As reported by the press, Blood thought the front lawn was a partaking lot. The house serves as a meeting place for treatment groups, and Blood was a guest there. The “place of sanctuary” was built in 1952 and was the birthplace of AA co-founder Bill Wilson. The Wilson house is still used for AA meetings. Unfortunately for Blood, his meeting on the front lawn was accompanied by police.

Not often that you hear of such an ironic turn of events as a drunk driver getting busted in the front yard of an AA founder.

In Arizona, as well as many states across the country, the holiday season brings the joyous celebration of Christmas as well as a higher prevalence of drinking and driving. It’s no secret that drinking and partying increase during the Holiday season and Arizona police and Highway Patrol will be ready for the increase in drinking and driving. If you want to keep your holidays merry and you and your family safe, get a designated driver or drink in moderation when you are out celebrating the holidays.

If you are arrested for DUI or DWI in Arizona this Holiday season, it is not something to try and defend by yourself. Seek the help of an experienced DUI Lawyer. An experienced criminal attorney in Arizona may be of great assistance to you when it comes to fighting a DUI arrest or when achieving the best results when it comes time to pay your fines or serve your time. Make sure that you are adequately represented when facing criminal charges or a DUI arrest in Arizona.

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