Saturday, September 15, 2007

Remember the truck driver who got busted for driving drunk while hauling a load of propane and claimed he was unimpaired though he'd swigged like half a bottle of brandy? Here's another Only in Spain: At 6 AM this morning near Vandellós, a trucker was hauling a tanker-load of 15,000 litres of sodium hydroxide, which is that highly corrosive alkaline used in oven cleaners. He was drunk. He drove his truck off the road and flipped it. They had to call out ten different fire trucks to handle the mess. Here's a photo of what's left of the truck. The driver suffered minor injuries.

This crap happens entirely too often around here. "Hey, it's six o'clock in the morning. Might be a good idea to get drunk and then haul a tank of sodium hydroxide." I don't think anyone in America does this, not even in Arkansas.

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