Running on Something Stronger Than Dunkin’

Pennsylvania paper banners an SMH-worthy incident.

One of the topics that can still move the needle for smaller daily newspapers, especially on the print side, is the local crime blotter. In that regard, the Delaware County Daily Times in Primos, Pa. went full-bore today with a bizarre Monday incident.


According to the accompanying report by Rose Quinn, a 25-year-old mom, with two-year-old toddler strapped in the back seat, made a trip to the donut drive-thru while high on Xanax and-or marijuana:

A fellow patron called 911 to report that the woman in the vehicle behind his at the Dunkin’ Donuts at Oak Lane and MacDade Boulevard “kept falling asleep” and tapping the bumper of his vehicle with the bumper of hers, borough Police Chief Robert Adams said. It was at 10:26 a.m. when Collingdale police were dispatched to that location for a possible drunken driver at the drive-thru.

Shades of Jerry Stahl’s Permanent Midnight and that scene, in the movie adaptation starring Ben Stiller, where he is pulled over in downtown LA with a baby in the back in dear need of a diaper change. We’re glad no one was hurt, and hope this woman can get her life back on track.

P.S. Technically, this woman was allegedly high, not drunk. But we’ll forgive the Daily Times for exercising some “I” largesse.
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