Woman Named 'Tequila' Suspect in DUI Crash Involving 3 Cars
Right outside of the Children's Museum. Classy.
Indianapolis—At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 5, a 2006 Dodger Charger, driven by one Alisha Tequila Jefferson, collided with three vehicles outside the city's Children's Museum, according to ABC 15. Police responding to the scene found Jefferson laying low in some bushes nearby, and after her arrest, she was charged with driving on a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, or OWI. The OWI alone carries a minimum of a 90-day license suspension on the first offense in Indiana, with a maximum of two years, and up to a decade-long revocation for third-time offenders. Whether Miss Tequila is a repeat offender is not known, but given her already-suspended status, it is not out of the question.
Driving on a suspended license in Indiana is a Class A misdemeanor, and its penalty includes a license suspension between 90 days and two years, as well as up to a year in jail. Leaving the scene of an accident can, in some circumstances, be considered a felony under regional law.
While this stands as one of the more amusing and strange accidents in recent memory, it is beaten out by a recent incident in Canada. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Mounties) arrested five nude, intoxicated occupants of a vehicle for having caused what appears to be a deliberate accident with an oncoming vehicle on a snowy road in Alberta, transporting some to the hospital with "undisclosed injuries."
There is also the fighting Oregon couple who wrecked a 1973 Chevrolet Camaro, and the Minnesota sheriff's deputy that hit a deer at 114 mph, but neither of these quite compare to the spectacular irony of being charged with living up to your name. Here at The Drive, we recommend never driving while intoxicated, doubly so if you are named after the drink that presumably helped conceive you.