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Drunk driving teacher busted after pupil crashes car into house

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Drunk driving teacher busted after pupil crashes car into house
File photo of an unrelated driving teacher: DPA
16:23 CET+01:00
A driving teacher failed to stop a crash during a lesson because he was too drunk to brake in time.

On Tuesday night a bizarre story came to light when a driving instructor reportedly broke one of the most fundamental rules of driving: don't drink before you get behind the wheel of a car.

Ironically the 57-year-old man did this whilst giving a driving lesson to a 17-year-old boy - and he didn't get away with it either.

His afternoon booze-up ended off-course, as the lesson came to a halt prematurely with the car crashing into a wall.

According to a police report by Warendorf police, the teenager careered off a main road after driving too fast round a corner, and ended up crashing into the wall of a house. The problem was that the instructor was too drunk to stop the car in time.

The police were called, and noticed that the smell of alcohol had still not disappeared from his breath. After the officers took a blood sample, they could confirm that the instructor was intoxicated.

Things went from bad to worse as the teacher's licences to drive and instruct were also taken from him.

Thankfully neither student driver nor teacher was hurt in the crash, but the damage to the house is reported to be up to €9,000.

It isn't clear whether the teenager will be refunded for his lesson.

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