BERKELEY (CBS SF) — In an ironic twist, the California Highway Patrol arrested a motorist on suspicion of DUI Sunday morning after he was stopped driving a car with a sign warning against drinking and driving.

A dark-colored sedan was stopped by officers after it was spotted around 4 a.m. weaving across three lanes on eastbound Interstate 80 near the Gilman Street exit in Berkeley, according to CHP Officer Herman Baza.

'Ironic' CHP DUI Arrest

CHP arrest suspected drunk driver in car with sign warning against drinking and driving, (CHP Photo via Twitter)

The car featured a sponsored sign by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that read: “I should probably get a ride home” (with the word “probably” crossed out) and “Buzzed driving is drunk driving.”

The male driver was well over the legal blood-alcohol limit of 0.08 percent, Baza said.

The NHTSA pays motorists to carry the anti-DUI signs on their cars, he said.

“It’s a good message but he’s not necessarily the best role model,” Baza said. “He was weaving all over the place. We caught him early enough that we prevented him from crashing.”

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Comments (2)
  1. Emilio Aymat says:

    I hope they suspended his license…at least temporarily because it seems like the DMV is more interested in getting their fees and having u contribute to the insurance biz the actual safety. One example is how a couple years ago, out there by 19th Ave. there was some alkie, yuppie old lady that either killed(or maimed?) some kid that was crossing the street on a walk sign. This woman had previously had another DUI/DWI charge but she was let of with a handslap, being that’s she’s a privileged WASP and the justice system favors the rich.

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