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This drunk dude tried to crash the Tulsa BooHaHa

October 28th was an amazing hangover day that will live in infamy for all Oklahomans who like beards and hate the Irish, but the guy pictured above will probably remember it for different reasons. He was thrown in jail for trying to ruin Tulsa's big downtown Halloween parade.

From the Tulsa World:

A Tulsa man was arrested Sunday at the annual BooHaHa Halloween parade after allegedly hitting a police officer with his car.

Peter H. Williams, 52, was taken into custody on complaints of hit and run with injury, driving under the influence of alcohol, running a road block, improper use of lane, and assault and battery on a police officer, an arrest report shows.

A police officer observed Williams’ vehicle traveling west in the 4600 block of South Peoria Avenue just after 2 p.m. striking a police barrier before turning north, the report said.

Williams ignored police commands to stop the vehicle and continued northbound at approximately 15 to 20 mph. The car hit an officer who was attempting to move toward a curb and then ran a red light before it was stopped in the 3900 block of South Peoria Avenue, the report said.

The officer, who was struck in the right hand and right knee, was not seriously injured, police said.

When questioned by officers, Williams said he consumed 32 ounces of beer about 10 a.m., said the report. Williams “had slurred speech, was unsteady on his feet and had blood shot eyes” during a field sobriety test, the report noted.

If you live in midtown or downtown Tulsa, a part of you sort of wants to fist-bump Mr. Williams. As if the Tulsa Run didn't throw our usual traffic patterns off enough, thousands of kids, their parents, and a bunch of parade jalopies blocked the most direct path to I-44. I know I know, the event was for the children, and I freakin' love Nick Collison's kids. But in that very moment, I was selfish and shallow and needed to get to get somewhere (like a bar).

Couple other thoughts:

• I think it's funny that he told the police that he drank exactly 32 ounces of beer. You know what that means? He probably drank two Bud Lights in those carbon-frozen aluminum bottles. I just look at those things and get a brain freeze. Or he just lied.

• It would have been pretty amusing if he somehow got mixed into the parade procession. You know, just as long as no children were physically injured or anything. Think about it--a looming, Frankenstein-esque creature with bloodshot eyes and moan-like speech patterns operates a runaway car while in a foggy stupor, chased by a pack of angry policemen. That would be a pretty frightening display. And by frightening, I actually mean awesome.

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