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Buddhist monk busted drunk-driving, tells cops ‘whiskey prevents COVID-19’

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This drunk monk’s excuse was bunk.

A Thai monk busted for drunk driving devised an incredible excuse for being inebriated at the wheel: He claimed that whiskey wards off COVID-19.

“He was drunk but told officers the whiskey prevented him from catching COVID-19,” Police Lieutenant Colonel Peerapong Raksi told Viral Press of the incident, which occurred Wednesday in Loei province, northern Thailand.

The alcoholic escapade began after Buddhist monk Phra Thanakorn, 63, was observed stumbling around a market asking locals for money. Afterward, he got into his pickup trunk.

Monks are reportedly forbidden from touching liquor, according to local laws.

Alarmed by the holy man’s alleged intoxicated state, locals reported the alleged boozy Buddhist’s behavior to the police.

A Thai monk busted by police for drunk-driving claimed that he drank whiskey to ward off COVID-19.
A Thai monk busted by police for drunk-driving claimed that he drank whiskey to ward off COVID-19.
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"He was drunk but told officers the whiskey prevented him from catching Covid-19," Police Lieutenant Colonel Peerapong Raksi.
“He [Phra Thanakorn, 63] was drunk but told officers the whiskey prevented him from catching COVID-19,” said Police Lieutenant Colonel Peerapong Raksi.
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Bystanders reported that Thanakorn had been "causing mayhem" at the marketplace.
Bystanders reported that Thanakorn had been “causing mayhem” at the marketplace.
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“The residents told us that a monk was causing mayhem in the market, so we sent some officers to check,” said Lieutenant Peerapong. Accompanying footage shows authorities surrounding the visibly-intoxicated religious figure, who’s in his vehicle, before ushering the barefoot boozer out of the car and taking him into custody.

There, the drunken master reportedly admitted to being overtaken by the “holy spirit.”

“‘I took a slice of lime with the whiskey, but I had to drive because our driver had an accident,” explained the drunken monl, who reportedly struggled to speak or walk, Thailand Posten reported. A subsequent breathalyzer test confirmed that Thanakorn was under the influence of alcohol.

Monks are reportedly forbidden from touching liquor, according to local laws.
Monks are reportedly forbidden from touching liquor, according to local laws.
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Police give Thanakorn some di-wine intervention after his booze-soaked escapades.
Police give Thanakorn some di-wine intervention following his booze-soaked escapades.
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When asked about his booze-soaked antics, the plastered priest claimed that the liquor “helped him to stay immune to the coronavirus.”

While the drunk monk was subsequently discharged, Police Lieutenant Colonel Peerapong contacted the abbot at the Mabinthabat Temple — where Thanakorn worked — to provide details of the fiasco, Viral Press reported.

They have since proposed that Thanakorn be disrobed and excommunicated from the monkshood for violating anti-drinking laws.

proposed that Thanakorn be disrobed and excommunicated from the monkshood for violating anti-drinking laws.
Police have proposed that Thanakorn be disrobed and excommunicated from the monkshood for violating anti-drinking laws.
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Thanakorn does the perp-walk of shame as police take him into custody.
Thanakorn does the perp-walk of shame as police take him into custody.
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It’s yet unclear whether the liquor-loving llama was also penalized for drunk driving, which can result in fines of up to 200,000 baht (approximately $5,500) and prison sentences of up to 10 years — although leniency is often granted by the police and courts, per the Chiangrai Times.

This isn’t the first time a drunk driver has devised a half-baked excuse for their behavior. In January 2020, a Nebraska woman busted for driving while heavily intoxicated told cops not to worry because she “is a professional drinker.”

Meanwhile, in an incident in 2018, a Florida man told cops he wasn’t drinking while driving — because he waited until his car was halted at stop signs before taking swigs of whiskey.

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What Time Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Be on Netflix?

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The season finale of Riverdale aired in late July on The CW. Notice we said season finale? Thankfully, the beloved series will return for a seventh season, but, unfortunately, Season 7 will be the final installment of Riverdale.

If you already streamed the current season, make sure to read Alex Zalben’s interview with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Decider. If you’re waiting to binge Season 6 on Netflix, well, you better clear your calendar because all 22 episodes are about to drop on the streamer. What time will the sixth season of Riverdale debut on Netflix? What time does Netflix release shows? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHEN IS THE RIVERDALE SEASON 6 NETFLIX RELEASE DATE?

Riverdale Season 6 premieres Sunday, August 7 on Netflix.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN RIVERDALE SEASON 6?

The sixth season of Riverdale consists of 22 episodes.

WHAT TIME DOES NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOWS?

Netflix releases new episodes at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

WHAT TIME WILL RIVERDALE SEASON 6 BE ON NETFLIX?

Netflix is based out of California, so Riverdale Season 6 will be available to stream at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) beginning Sunday, August 7. If the clock strikes 12:00 (or 3:00 a.m. for folks on the East Coast) and you don’t see the new episodes, give it a moment, hit refresh, and then enjoy the show!

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7 OF RIVERDALE?

Yes! Decider recently covered that very topic.

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Actress Anne Heche Suffers Severe Burns After Crashing Car Into Los Angeles Home

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Actress Anne Heche, known for her roles in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and I Know What You Did Last Summer, was involved in a fiery car crash in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday.

According to TMZ, Heche was driving a blue Mini Cooper and had first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents of the apartment complex tried to get her out of the vehicle but she backed up and sped off.

Footage of Heche speeding down the streets of her neighborhood had been obtained by TMZ as well as her initial encounter at the apartment complex.

In the first clip, you can hear her car crash towards the end. It has been reported that the actress crashed into someone’s home, causing her vehicle and the house to erupt into flames. Heche suffered severe burns and was resisting being taken away in a stretcher. You can also view footage of this via the TMZ article.

It has not been confirmed whether alcohol has been involved in the incident since her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence. She is currently intubated in the hospital but expected to live.

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These are the vulgar license-plate requests the DMV has rejected

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Stay CL4SSY, New York!

The state Department of Motor Vehicles nixed 3,752 requests for vanity license plates in the last three years because it deemed them too raunchy, radical or simply ridiculous.

New York’s personalized plates go for $60 initially, and then $31.25 annually for renewal. You can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.

Odds are a request for a plate that marks a wedding anniversary or shows your allegiance to a team — like METS86 — will pass muster with the DMV gatekeepers.

Vulgarity won’t get you to first base.

So plates with the phrase LFGM — the acronym for Pete Alonso’s “Let’s F–king Go Mets” rallying cry — did not make the cut.

And you won’t see anyone driving around with the custom plates MILFDAD, AS5M4N and WLHUNG.

Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
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New York state Department of Motor Vehicles denied more than 3.5 thousand requests for license plates deemed inappropriate.
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“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
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The DMV also put NICEBUNS, FATFANNY, GOTAPOOP and BENDOVER in the rear-view mirror.

One player unsuccessfully tried to score the plate YESDADDY, to no avail.

The DMV also shot down such dark requests as DEADGIRL, GENOC1DE, S8TAN, DETONATE and MURDERM3.

“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
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The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
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BOOBIE is prohibited.
BOOBIE is prohibited.
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Getting political is a dead end too — FJOEBIDN, FDTRUMP and CNNLIES were nixed.

LUDEDUDE, NARCO, GOT METH and BLUNT also went up in smoke.

Staten Island attorney Bill Dertinger said his blue 1995 Jaguar SJS was tagged with ESQLTD after his company and his 2014 Porsche had the plate GHOSTGTS because the sleek sportscar was white.

“The plates can make you stand out — which can be a curse or a blessing,” the 54-year-old Dertinger said. “Make sure you don’t cut anybody off.”

A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
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The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
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The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
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There must be a New York Jets fan playing referee at the DMV because a request for the seemingly innocent plate GASE was sidelined. Ex-Jets head coach Adam Gase had an offensive 9-23 win-loss record during his forgettable two-year tenure.

The DMV would not reveal who gives the final yea or nay.

“The DMV reviews all custom license plate requests and works hard to ensure that any combinations that may be considered objectionable are rejected,” said agency spokesman Tim O’Brien.

“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
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“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
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He said guidelines on what plate combinations are restricted can be found on the DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/learn-about-personalized-plates. Approximately 50,000 personalized and custom plates are sold per year, O’Brien said.

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The state DMV has rejected 3,752 requests for custom license plates in the last three years because it deemed them potentially offensive. Here are some:

YESDADDY

FJOEBIDN

FDTRUMP

GLOCKS

FLYMOFO

BOOBIE

AS5M4N

BUDLIGHT

DEADGIRL

SUM8ITCH

GENOC1DE

S8TAN

CNNLIES

DETONATE

MURDERM3

MILFDAD

WLHUNG

Source: NYS DMV

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