Rhode Island man gets 4 DUIs in 30 hours


We all know by now that driving drunk is stupid. But a Rhode Island man with an apparently indefinite supply of vehicles has reached new levels of idiocy by earning himself not one, but four DUIs in just 30 hours.

According to the Providence Journal, 53-year-old John Lourenco’s DUI splurge began in Providence on September 14th when he crashed a Dodge pickup into an SUV, causing minor injuries to the two children in the back seat. Lourenco was then taken to the hospital, where he reportedly had to be placed in restraints after attempting to chuck a bottle of his own urine at hospital staff. He was later released by police to his parents.

Lourenco then returned home to Cumberland the next morning where he wasted no time crashing a Chevy sedan into another vehicle at approximately 7 a.m. According to the Journal, Lourenco blew a .220 on a breathalyzer test administered by police, almost three times the legal limit. After police charged him with drunk driving (again),  he was released into the custody of his 79-year-old father.

A sheer four hours later, Lourenco was yet again pulled over for driving erratically, this time in a Plymouth Barracuda. He was taken to the hospital for another blood alcohol test and was released to the staff’s custody. For his final act, Lourenco took his talents south where he decided to go big by slamming a dump truck into a tree. Yes, a dump truck. Into a tree.

This final crash led to minor injuries and yet another trip to the hospital. Following the last crash, police apparently took mercy on the sober drivers of Rhode Island and held the 53-year-old for court where he’ll be facing charges of reckless driving, refusing a breathalyzer, driving under the influence, and having no evidence of insurance.

And the award for idiot of the year goes to…

News Source: Providence Journal

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One thought on “Rhode Island man gets 4 DUIs in 30 hours

  1. My god. Why did they keep returning him to his almost 80 year old parents? What were they expected to do?

    Somehow he did not manage to kill anyone, and that is a true miracle.

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