The Des Moines Register reports that a bus driver who took a Grimes, Iowa, high school volleyball team to a match last week got loaded during the game, then ran a stop sign and narrowly avoided a head-on collision on the way back before the team's coach made him pull over. Police found a bottle of vodka under his seat, and he blew a 0.16 percent BAC, twice the legal limit. But they charged him with public intoxication instead of drunk driving, because they didn't see him driving. The sixth paragraph offers a possible explanation for the puzzling lenience, noting that the driver "was chief of the Windsor Heights Police Department before retiring in December 2002 after 23 years of service."
[Thanks to Mark Lambert for the tip.]