The irony is probably not lost on the law enforcement officers inside the blood alcohol testing field laboratory (the "BAT mobile"), as the Huffington Post reports, when a young 21-year-old man crashed into it at around 40 miles per hour in North Carolina.
Previously, we blogged about the DWI checkpoint at South Holden Road at the I-40 overpass in Greensboro, the one that was set up last week on Thursday - which had breath test equipment and even a magistrate inside to process drunk-driving charges.
On Dec. 4, in the wee hours of the morning, just when the police were getting ready to put the BAT mobile away for the night, the 21-year-old man came along and crashed into it. There were eight people inside, a mix of police officers and DWI suspects. Fortunately, the BAT mobile appears large enough - as big as a bus - to not have been impacted very much by the 21-year-old's red 1989 Chevrolet Camaro.
The man was also not seriously injured - but he was charged with a plethora of things: DWI, driving while license revoked, careless driving, reckless driving, and failure to reduce speed, according to the Huffington Post.
Source: The Huffington Post, "Man Slams Into DWI Checkpoint: North Carolina Police Arrest Douglas Southard," 12/5/11