Policeman asks drunk driver for licence, drunk driver gives him a beer


'Heavily intoxicated': when police asked for Mr Exum's ID, he gave them a beer (Picture: Atlanta Police) Easy mistake to make? Confused Mr Exum thought the policeman was asking for a beer when he asked to see his licence (Picture: Atlanta Police)

A drunk driver spent the weekend in jail after handing a policeman a beer when he was pulled over.

Damon Tobias Exum, 37, crashed into a police car while driving down a suburban road on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, and drove off, apparently unaware of his mistake.

The police car was still in good enough shape to chase Exum, who was pulled over further along the highway by officer Alvin Rodriguez. But when the officer asked for his licence, Mr Exum gave him a can of lager instead.

Mr Exum, who had already been arrested twice before for driving while intoxicated, was arrested on eight charges and spent the weekend in DeKalb County Jail.

Sergeant Fidel Espinoza told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Exum was ‘heavily intoxicated’ and ‘totally…

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