An Iowa man had hoped to leave a taxi cab company, Trans Iowa, with a new job Monday morning. What he got, however, was put in handcuffs.
Ryan Dickson allegedly drove himself drunk to a job interview for a position as a taxi cab driver…and crashes into one of the cabs in the lot.
“I just get out there and a little white car comes pulling in and smashes into one of our driverâ€™s cars,â€ said Trans Iowa Dispatcher Barbara Freeborn.
She said she witnessed him hit two cars in the parking lot, then stumble inside the building.
“I go in and heâ€™s standing there and Iâ€™m like, â€˜Sir, have you been helped?â€™ and he couldnâ€™t comprehend what I was saying,â€ said Freeborn.
According to police, he was unable to even finish a field sobriety test because he was simply too drunk. A breath test registered him at a .273 — over three times the legal limit â€“ and it wasn’t even 9:30 a.m. yet.
It turns out that Dickson had drank the night before, until around 2 in the morning. He then checked himself into the hospital for alcohol consumption…then started drinking again when he was released at 8 a.m.
He’d consumed a fifth of vodka just prior to the interview.
He’s been charged with operating while intoxicated – first offense.