The response to Donald Trump’s election by disappointed Democrats has included riots, assaults, play-doh sessions and cry-ins, among other irrational outpourings. Here in Minnesota, one voter responded in a manner that–while we certainly can’t recommend it–made a little more sense: Lino Lakes police: Driver at .33 BAC blames crash on anger over Trump’s victory.
A day after Americans voted for president, an extremely drunken motorist rammed into two vehicles stopped at a traffic signal in Lino Lakes and explained to police afterward that she was drinking to drown her sorrows over Donald Trump’s victory, authorities said.
The criminal complaint said a preliminary breath test measured the St. Paul woman’s blood alcohol content a few hours after the crash at .33 percent, more than four times the legal limit for driving in Minnesota.
Despite Lundberg’s slurred speech and failing to spell her name for police, according to the charges, she was able to articulate the motivation for her intoxication.
“I am upset over the outcome of the election and you should let me go home,” the police Facebook posting quoted the driver as saying.
I suspect that over the next four years, we will see stranger things than this blamed on Donald Trump.