We don’t condone these types of actions the least bit. Drinking while intoxicated is one of those things you don’t do under any circumstances. Trust us, nothing good will ever come of it.

Unfortunately, a lot of people still fall under the same idiotic judgment of trying to conquer alcohol out on the road. It never works, people. Just ask Pat Leeper.

The 63-year old was driving his Chevrolet Corvette C6 after having one too many cold ones when he ended up crashing his sports car straight into a house in Burbank, California. What’s more, the house he plowed into belonged to 89-year old Emmy-winning puppeteer Rene Zendejas.

Oh, it doesn’t end there, either. If the Corvette crashing into his house wasn’t bad enough, he had to endure the whole thing after losing his pet canary a few days earlier and, on top of that, he missed his own birthday party because of the crash. Talk about a way to celebrate your 89th birthday, huh?

Fortunately, insurance companies will foot the $60,000 damage done to his house so at least he has that going for him. As for the intoxicated Pat Leeper, he’s got a whole lot more on his hands to deal with, not the least of which is mostly like a nice court date in the future.


Source: Burbank Leader

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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  (205) posted on 10.28.2010

what a heck..do he know what he is doing

  (619) posted on 10.15.2010

On the upside, he gave some fraction of his wealth away to charity before he went. That’s a good thing; i like hearing that. It’s a good reminder that there are still good people left on this planet.

  (340) posted on 10.12.2010

My grandmother still drives and shes in her early 80s (still can’t figure out how old she is) and my grandfather drove until a week or so before he died at the age of 86.

  (1) posted on 10.9.2010

My favorite part is this.

Drinking while intoxicated is one of those things you don’t do under any circumstances.

How can this be done? Not sure how one could not drink while being drunk. I guess it could be when you throw up.

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