Man Employs Rare “I Had To Finish My Big Mac First” Defense To Explain Not Stopping For Police

There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to enjoy a burger after a night of drinking — but it is in no way legal or safe on a car chase just so you can finish your meal. Police in Ohio say an intoxicated driver led them on a brief chase because he still had some snacking to do before he stopped the car.

According to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun, the cops had responded to a call about a reckless driver when they caught up with the suspect. He was just leaving a McDonald’s around 1 a.m. in a silver SUV, and police noted that he had trouble keeping his car in its own lane.

The officer on the job tried to pull over the man, to no avail.

“I initiated a traffic stop and the subject failed to stop,” he wrote, and chased him until the man finally pulled over.

At that point, the cop detected a strong smell of alcohol and says the suspect was slurring his speech. At that point, the man apparently apologized to the officer and confessed that he “was too drunk and he just wanted to eat his Big Mac before he stopped.”

His blood alcohol content clocked in at 0.225, way over the legal limit. He was arrested on charges including drunk driving and fleeing an officer.

Drunk Driver Led Cops On Chase So He Would Have Enough Time To Finish His Big Mac [The Smoking Gun]