TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
David Griffin, 65, the president of a Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter in Canada, who had to resign after he got arrested for a DUI.
Griffin was stopped by a city police officer and charged with two alcohol-related driving offenses, the very crime that his organization lobbies against.
Andrew Murie, the organization’s CEO, called the incident sad and unfortunate.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Benjamin Bishop, 18, a student at Penn State, who started a fire in the stairwell of a dorm, so the alarm would go off and annoy his girlfriend.
Bishop told authorities he had argued with his girlfriend and had been drinking and hadn’t taken his anxiety medication.
Police said Bishop hoped the fire would cause the building to be evacuated to “annoy” his girlfriend.
So much for college being about higher education.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
An Environmental Protection Agency team in Colorado, which accidentally released one million gallons of mine waste into a river while investigating claims of mine pollution.
The accidental release of the tainted water occurred while using heavy machinery to investigate pollutants at the Gold King Mine north of Silverton, Colorado.
The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office has closed the river to the public.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Tracy Martin, 44, an Ohio man who crashed into six cars, then he got out of his truck naked, and ran down the interstate for nearly a mile before being arrested.
After his truck stopped, Martin got out of the wreckage and took off running and it took several officers, including an off-duty state trooper, to stop him.
Police said they didn’t believe Martin had any clothes with him.
None were found in his truck, and clothes found on the highway were too small to fit him.