Man Runs Self Over Gets DWI

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Man Runs Self Over Gets DWI

File this one under Unbelievable.

There are many straightforward ways that a person can get charged with an OVI, DUI, DWI: being pulled over for driving erratically, sobriety checkpoints, or being involved in a car accident.

Then, there are less conventional ways to get an OVI, DUI, DWI, such as riding a horse on the freeway.

Regardless of how you end up being arrested for an OVI, DUI, DWI, your life and mood turn from good to bad in an instant. However, being charged after being hit by your own car, just adds insult to injury.

While this may sound like something out of a reality TV show like COPS or movie like Jackass, it actually happened to a man in Virginia.


March 6, 2018 – ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man is facing charges including driving while intoxicated and possessing marijuana after a police pursuit in which he ended up running over himself.

Fairfax County Police released dashboard video from Tuesday’s incident showing 30-year-old Isaac Bonsu getting out of his car on a residential street in the Alexandria section, a Washington suburb. But Bonsu apparently forgot to put the car in park and the video shows him running in front of the car and being struck.

Bonsu gets up and continues running. Police say they caught him, unharmed, after a brief foot chase.

Police say they initially pulled Bonsu over Sunday for an apparent equipment violation.

Charges against Bonsu include a third-time DWI, felony hit-and-run, and illegal window tint.


Even good people make mistakes.

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