Albuquerque, NM- For some having sex in the car,whether it is moving or not can be a thrill, a chance to walk on the wild side. But a New Mexico man proved it’s difficult to multitask while driving, and that sex behind the wheel, especially if you’re drunk, is just as distracting and dangerous as texting.
Albuquerque police said the Luis Briones, 25, was drunk and having sex with his 21 year-old girlfriend behind the wheel of his Ford Explorer Monday night when he was involved in a collision with another vehicle.
According to the Albuquerque Journal, police were first alerted to Briones’ frisky behavior when an eyewitness called them. “Mr. Briones was observed to be having sexual intercourse with the passenger and sped off… at a high rate of speed,” the Albuquerque police officer wrote in a criminal complaint.
As Briones sped off, he ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle traveling westbound at an intersection on Pennsylvania Northeast. Because the two were engaged in a sexual act they weren’t wearing their safety belts– I guess if you’re drunk and having sex while speeding down a street, traffic safety isn’t high on your list of priorities– the young woman, who has been identified Natasha Carroll, was ejected from the vehicle.
If being violently thrown from a moving vehicle wasn’t enough to make Carroll want to break up with Briones, the fact that he tried to take off while she lay naked and bleeding in the street might just be the final blow to this charming couple’s relationship.
Carroll had a number of lacerations on her head and face, but luckily for her she was listed in stable condition when she was taken to the hospital.
A Good Samaritan who witnessed the accident unfold knocked on Briones’ window and coaxed his out of the vehicle. Even though there were witnesses Briones was undaunted and tried to flee scene on foot. He didn’t get very far before police arrive so he hid behind a cactus, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
Eyewitnesses told police that Briones appeared to be intoxicated when he stumbled out of the Explorer, and in addition authorities found a partially full bottle of vodka in his vehicle.
When police arrived, aside from finding a naked a bleeding girl in the street, they also found Briones with only one shoe on and his shorts on inside out, hiding behind the succulent. The Albuquerque Journal stated that Briones refused to surrender to police at first and was combative with paramedics. Police also said Briones refused to keep his pants on while in the back of the patrol car.
It’s unclear what Briones level of intoxication since most new agencies were distracted by the sex part, but he is now facing over nine criminal charges which include DWI, reckless driving, and evading police.
Carroll is expected to recover from injuries and won’t face any criminal charges.
Even though the events surrounding this incident other strange DUI events may be a bit humorous, there is nothing funny about drinking and driving because people get hurt and it has serious ramifications. The moral of the story is DON’T DRINK and DRIVE, and if you must have sex in a car just make sure it’s parked.