I’ve heard stories of people stacking up multiple DUIs in a day before, but it’s usually 2, maybe 3, tops. So John Lourenco’s 4 in 30 hours is…impressive? Even more impressive is that each one somehow occurred in a different vehicle.
According to the Providence Journal, he first crashed a Dodge pickup into an SUV, leaving two children riding in the backseat injured. Lourenco was then taken to the hospital, where he reportedly had to be placed in restraints after attempting to hurl a bottle of his own urine at hospital staff. He was released by police to his parents.
The next morning, at 7 a.m., the Journal reports, Lourenco crashed a Chevy sedan, later blowing a .220 on a breathalyzer test administered by police at the scene. After police charged him with drunk driving (again), he was released to his parents (again).
Just a few hours later, at 11 a.m., writes the Journal, Lourenco was pulled over by police for driving a Plymouth Barricuda erratically. He was taken to the hospital and completed a blood test before being released to the hospital staff’s custody.
After leaving the hospital later that day, he got behind the wheel of his dump truck and crashed it into a tree. He was brought back to the hospital after sustaining minor injuries and completed another blood test.
I have no idea to whom the children belong or why Lourenco would be walking around with at least one bottle of his own wiz on him, but I suspect one of those mysteries is going to be significantly easier to solve than the other.
When police finally figured out that this whole releasing him into the custody of so and so thing wasn’t really working out as they’d hoped, he was arrested and charged with reckless driving, refusing a breathalyzer, driving under the influence and failing to provide proof of insurance. Bail was set at $25000, which he posted. That must have been the last of the drinking money, as he seems to have stayed out of trouble after that.