This is when you know that you are absolutely and completely sloppy drunk: you sideswipe a police car on the highway, lead him on a low-speed chase, and when he finally pulls you over, you hand him a beer instead of your driver’s license.
Police in Dunwoody, Georgia, say that’s what Damon Tobias Exum, 37, did after slamming into a patrol car shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday.
The officer was not injured in the crash and managed to chase down and stop Exum’s vehicle, WSB-TV reports.
When asked for his driver’s license, Exum handed him a beer that he was drinking instead.
Dunwoody Police spokesman Sgt. Fidel Espinoza said the driver was so inebriated that he was completely unaware that “he had collided with the officer’s patrol car,” or that he handed the officer a beer.
Dunwoody police officer Tim Fecht gave the understatement of the year when he described the low-speed chase and weird traffic stop: “The driver was intoxicated and not making the best decisions.”
Exum, who is lucky to be alive — and even more important, that he didn’t kill anyone — is facing eight misdemeanor charges, including DUI and reckless driving.
According to Dunwoody police, this was Exum’s third DUI arrest, which will present Exum with another set of personal problems. He’s being held in the DeKalb County jail on $3,270 bond.