Cops: Man Refuses Sobriety Test Because ‘MythBusters’ Proves It Doesn’t Work
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (CBS Tampa) — A man pulled over under suspicion of driving under the influence refused to submit to a roadside sobriety test because he claimed its legitimacy was disproven on the show “MythBusters.”
On Wednesday, Sept. 12, 35-year-old Dustan Edward Carpenter was pulled over around 11 p.m. when he was spotted driving with his headlights off, the TC Palm reported.
A responding officer with the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office claimed Carpenter was slurring his speech, his eyes bloodshot and skin flushed, while allegedly telling police he had consumed just one beer at a nearby Applebee’s restaurant.
He then reportedly informed the officers that he would not be taking a sobriety test when asked to submit, insisting that they do not work or reflect accurate information.
“I done seen it on the ‘MythBusters,'” he was quoted as saying in explanation.
Despite what the Discovery Channel show may have proven, authorities arrested Carpenter and charged him with driving under the influence, the paper learned.