Remember kids, when a bloke down the pub tells you about legal loopholes that help you escape the law, it’s always best to take his words with a pinch of salt.
So while, for example, it’s true that the police can’t breathalyse you if you’re in your own driveway, that doesn’t mean your driveway is the legal equivalent of international waters, and that you can commit as many crimes as you want so long as you make it back to your house before the cops catch you.
Sadly, a driver in Manly fell for the myth after getting pissed up on 15 shots of vodka and a bottle of whiskey, hitting another car, then speeding off in the hope of avoiding detection.
Unfortunately for him, police recognised the car and gave chase, sirens blaring in a failed effort to get him to stop. He even ran a red light to evade justice. However, soon after, he made his most baffling move yet – calmly pulling into his own driveway, emerging from the car and smugly declaring: “I’m home, you can’t do anything”.
He was immediately arrested and charged with several offences.
Photo Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardel Gervacio