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Driver crashes into DWI checkpoint, arrested for DWI

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

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