The alleged drunk driver’s plates were caught on camera and submitted to local police for investigation.

Presumed Phoenix resident and Redditor /u/Jerod_S submitted shocking dashcam footage to the /r/IdiotsInCars subreddit showing an alleged drunk driver swerving back and forth in the lane behind him moments before he got rear ended.

Check out OP’s dashcam footage below.

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The incident happened on I-10 in Phoenix just before the 17 North exit headed towards Flagstaff (exact location on Google Maps linked here.)

As OP’s extended dashcam video shows, he’s travelling along I-10.

Unbeknownst to him at first, an alleged drunk driver in a purple Honda Civic can be seen changing lane into his lane behind him.

We can see the driver in the Civic swerving back and forth, indicative of someone under the influence.

“Looking back ~5 minutes on the rear cam, this guy was clearly drunk or very distracted. Dipped outside his lane half a dozen times.”

Traffic in front of OP suddenly comes to a stop and the alleged drunk driver fails to stop, too, slamming in the back of OP’s vehicle.

“The impact knocked my front cam out of its mount, but I snatched it up just in time to grab the plate! What an incredible save by me.”

Despite OP pulling over, the other driver was clearly not thinking and, instead of stopping to trade information, decided to drive off instead, committing a hit-and-run.

“I called the cops. The responding trooper gave me his card and I emailed him the relevant footage that night. I saw GFA78R, which was apparently correct, because they were able to match it with the car. That’s all I know atm.”


“It’s AZ, the only thing looser than our driving is our gun laws…. That said, if I hadn’t caught the plate, I’d 100% regret not chasing”

“100% intoxicated on something. Kept changing speeds drastically and couldn’t stay in their own lane even way before they hit you,” /u/LollipopThrowAway- commented.

“Driving into the setting sun and not paying attention. Ahh, the wonderment of Phoenix,” /u/Jonnynoine added.

“This is the PERFECT reason why I move out of the way for anyone/everyone who I think is tailing me or speeding,”/u/Hey_u_OK replied.

According to Salwin Law,

“Arizona has some of the harshest penalties for DUI offenses. Even a first-time DUI charge in Arizona carries a 10 consecutive days in jail and a fine of not less than $1,250. You must also undergo alcohol screening, education, treatment, install a certified ignition interlock device in your vehicle, and complete community service.”

Thankfully, OP had a dashcam running and was able to snag a frame of the car’s plates.

Without one, it’d be near impossible to track down the alleged driver DUI without some serious investigative work.

If you’re looking for a sign to snag yourself a dashcam, here’s another one.


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