Drinking and flying do not mix…

From the Dumb and Dumberer department:

Santos, who is being held in the LaPorte County Jail on $2,000 bond, is accused of driving to the LaPorte Municipal Airport despite a lifetime ban on his driving privileges.

According to police reports, Santos was drunk when he took his girlfriend to the airport Sept. 9 to show her that he could fly a plane. They climbed into the plane and were heading down the taxiway when, Santos told police, flames began shooting from the left engine. – [Yahoo/AP]

OK, this is just classic. Not only did this drunken idiot have a permanently revoked drivers license, he probably didn’t have a valid pilots license either. The other thing though, is that if you are this winners girlfriend, would you let him fly you around while drunk? Perhaps she was equally wasted?

This pair should, by all rights, have been recipients of one Darwin Award each for FUI. (Flying Under the Influence)…

Man accused of stealing plane to impress – [Yahoo/AP]

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