In the pantheon of drunk drivers (otherwise known as “prison”), this guy might possess the greatest sense of irony–if he has any sense at all.
Vermont police say that 55-year-old Donald Blood III enjoyed too much of the Christmas spirit on December 24, and mistook a house’s front yard for a parking lot. Happens every day… except this house once belonged to the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.
The Wilson House was the birthplace of Bill Wilson (“Bill W.” in AA parlance), who helped create the 12-step program in 1938 after battling his own addiction. It’s still used for regular AA meetings, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
According to its website:
“The Wilson House … is being maintained as a living memorial to Bill W., as a place of sanctuary where people can come to give thanks to God for their new lives. … The peaceful, quiet spirit of The Wilson House is conducive to prayer, meditation, reading or just ‘being.’ In the spring, summer and fall months – sitting on Bill’s front porch is a real treat.”
And in the winter months, it’s a real terror. We need a drink just thinking about it.