Last night we were in the living room watching tv. Out the front windows we saw headlights, and then heard a bang, and dirt flying to hit the front door and windows. Went out to see what it was, and there was a car in our front yard plowed into the tree.
I checked on the dude, and he was so drunk he could hardly stand. He had no idea what happened and was continuously trying to rev the engine to take off and leave, but was stuck on the tree.
Called the cops, and a sheriff got here. He said the area isn't really his jurisdiction, it falls under the state troopers. So we called the state troopers, and they flat out said no, they wouldn't come, 'trees and bushes aren't considered property so it doesn't matter if he hit one.' We were all dumbfounded by that, even the sheriff.
Sheriff dude said they don't carry breathalizers in their cars, only troopers do, so we couldn't even do that.
The guy was stuck on the tree for about 2 hours while his son and wife tried to tow it off, and eventually they called AAA. He went home without so much as a ticket. Meanwhile if that tree wasn't there I'd have a car in my living room right now.
What podunk ass county do you live in where the Sheriffs don't have breathalizers? Every sheriff and city cop in Watauga county has them, hell even every fuging campus cop has them. I'm almost positive that they all have them here in Brunswick county also.