Teens and deputy hurt in crash of drunk driving simulator

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Three Indiana teens and a sheriff's deputy in a tricked-out golf cart were injured when the 14-year-old driver turned too hard and tipped the vehicle. The driver was wearing goggles meant to simulate what it's like to drive drunk. Pretty immersive simulation, I'd say. "Three teens, deputy injured in Elkhart golf cart crash" (WNDU)


  1. What is up with that electric “golf cart” hummer rip off?  That police department either has too much money and bad taste… or they confiscated it at some sort of golf course prostitution sting.

    1. Homeland security money at work…guess it’s better than them buying some sort of medium tank loaded with machineguns for riot duty, or a another ton of assault rifles.

    2.  To be fair, this is where hummers are made.  I’d be willing to bet that the cart was modified at the hummer plant, or was customized with a little ‘local pride’ in mind.

  2. We want to impress upon you kids how important it is to drive safely. We want you to take it seriously. So here’s your beer goggles, two giggling friends in the back seat, a golf cart decked out like a Hummer, and here’s the keys.

  3. Just so we’re clear about this: this was not a “simulator”.  The driver “was wearing googles[sic] meant to simulate what it’s like to drive drunk”, but was driving something that is possibly unsafe, and unquestionably an eyesore, at any speed.

    I think it’s important to note that because when I first read the headline I thought, how drunk did they have to be to get injured in a drunk-driving simulator?

    1. yeh, actually doing something is not simulating actually doing something, only the drunk part was simulated which is pretty stupid.

      After deciding to add actual driving there is no well reasoned argument against adding actual drunk. It’s like teaching abstinence with a vibrator filled with actual sperm.

  4. “Stupidometer is reading unsafe levels of Derp in operator, toggle cognition to access ignition.”

    Someday all vehicles will be equipped with Stupidometers. Even cop cars.

  5. I think somebody learned a very important lesson today, but I’m not sure what it was. The potential lessons that can be learned from this incident may be too many to list.

    1. CIA Superior:  What did we learn, Palmer?
      CIA Officer: I don’t know, sir.
      CIA Superior: I don’t fuckin’ know either. I guess we learned not to do it again.
      CIA Officer: Yes, sir.
      CIA Superior: I’m fucked if I know what we did.
      CIA Officer: Yes, sir, it’s, uh, hard to say
      CIA Superior: Jesus Fucking Christ.

  6.  “Officer Brown?  This ‘drug simulator’ looks suspiciously like a large bowl of methamphetamines and crack cocaine.”

    1. After that they can setup a taser simulator.  That way kids can experience what it is like in a low stress environment.  And once they are on the ground twitching uncontrollably they can go for bonus points and get pepper sprayed at point blank range.

      That totally deserves a boy scout badge.

  7. “I’ve been around long enough to know that stuff happens, accidents happen and that’s what this was and that’s all this was. Nobody was doing anything they shouldn’t have been doing, it’s just something that happened,” said Undersheriff Sean Holmes. 


    “A gust of wind then blew the cart on its side.”

  8. Pilot crashes flight simulator… rescue teams unable to find the “Black Box”. TSA thinks the crash was terror related.

  9. Last time I heard of people using goggled drunk simulation was back in like 99, and they were using a video game, cause I read in a PC gamer where a guy tried a racing game while drunk to much success, and a drunk driving awareness program use that idea on their kids. 

    So what they should have gotten was an xbox. 

  10. Heh. Over here, they actually do this with real alcohol. 

    Not as a rule, but apparently often enough.

    First they get to complete a course sober, then they drink a few beers and then they go again. 

    Of couse, the legal drinking age is 16 for beer and wine and 18 for the hard stuff and driving age is 18.

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