Two Drunk Drivers Cover Up Accident by Pouring Water on the Street to Make It Look Icy
20-year-old Brian Byers of Sparta, New Jersey was driving drunk on Friday night and crashed his car. So he called his friend, 20-year-old Alexander Zambenedetti.
Even though Alexander was also drunk, they came up with a plan to cover it up. Alexander drove to the scene with two five-gallon buckets of water, and they dumped it on the street to make the road icy. So Brian could say his car skidded on the ice.
But there were two problems. One, it was so cold out that the guys did too good a job making the road icy, and actually made it really dangerous for other drivers. Two, a cop happened to drive by and catch them in the act.
Brian was charged with driving while intoxicated, careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, and disorderly conduct. Alexander was charged with driving while intoxicated and careless driving.
And the city had to dump half a ton of salt onto the road to make it safe for other drivers.