Today’s Dumbass: Man Arrested For DUI On AA Founder’s Lawn


Credit: WilsonHouse.org

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.

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