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On This Day In History The First Ever Drunk Driving Arrest.

Submitted by Roanman on Mon, 09/10/2018 - 18:46



On September 10, 1897, a 25-year-old London taxi driver named George Smith becomes the first person ever arrested for drunk driving after slamming his cab into a building. Smith later pled guilty and was fined 25 shillings.

As an aside, Smith's maternal great, great grandfather John Smith suffered the first ever known arrest for soliciting the services of a prostitute.

Think it through.