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"Yes, officer, but could a drunk dude do THIS?"

Turns out that drunk is drunk.  Even if you can do the splits.

As reported by the Detroit Free Press, 53-year-old Michael Axelson of Madison Heights, Michigan was pulled over at 1:15 a.m. September 19 on suspicion of drunk driving.  Sterling Heights police say Axelson, who didn't have a drivers license on him, admitted he'd been drinking, but told officers, "Not enough where I shouldn't be driving," slurring his words as he said so.

That prompted officers to administer a field sobriety test -- only Axelson took it a big step further.  When officers asked him if he had any leg injuries, Axelson replied, "I don't think so -- I can go like this."

And then, he dropped to the ground, executing the leg splits.  Police dashcam video recorded it all.

Officers were impressed, but not enough to let Axelson go.  He was charged with DWI -- reportedly, his eighth such arrest -- as well as driving with a suspended license.




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