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Driver Fail: Man Crashes Car While Trying to Avoid DUI Checkpoint

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As if we needed further proof that drinking impairs judgment, a man's ill-advised attempt to avoid a DUI checkpoint resulted in a car crash that got him arrested.

Authorities Friday said an intoxicated driver in his 20s slammed into a sports utility vehicle while (allegedly) trying to flee a DUI checkpoint in Ontario, according to CBS.

It all began around 8:30 p.m. at Grove Avenue and Philadelphia Street, about a mile from the checkpoint located at Grove and Belmont Street.

Police said the suspected drunk driver, who was driving a white van, ran a nearby red light before hitting the SUV.

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The suspect then tried to run away, but was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, among other charges. Sadly, stupidity is not illegal.

Fortunately, the driver of the SUV, a man in his 50s, was not seriously injured.