Taco Bell has been marketing itself as a place for grabbing a snack late at night, running a 4th Meal campaign promoting those munchie runs.
What happens when you get people in cars at 2AM? A high percentage of them will be shnockered, especially when the bars close at 2 and they empty out their potted friends onto the highways and byways.
Three people were jailed after an alcohol-related accident occurred at a Midland Taco Bell restaurant, and one of the passengers also was jailed for damaging the other vehicle.
Midland Police report the accident occurred at 2:08 a.m. Sunday at the Taco Bell at 1810 S. Saginaw Road. The accident report states a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix was in the drive-thru line when it was struck from behind by a 2000 Chevy Lumina. The report states the driver of the Lumina, a 46-year-old Midland woman, told police she reached down to pick something up or looked at something before the accident occurred.
After the collision, the passenger of the Pontiac then exited the car, and broke an outside mirror off the Chevy.
Both drivers, the Midland woman and the 36-year-old Auburn man who was driving the Pontiac, were arrested for drunken driving. The Auburn man’s passenger, a 30-year-old woman, was jailed for the offense of damage to property.
Yes, strange things do happen in Sparkle City, including a run-in at the border. Call that a side effect of fourth-mealing beyond heartburn later that morning.