A man being questioned in a DUI investigation smelled of alcohol and told deputies he's "not taking no sobriety test. I done seen it on the MythBusters," Dustan Edward Carpenter, 35, is quoted as saying on Sept. 12.
A St. Lucie County Sheriff's deputy stopped Carpenter shortly after 11 p.m. after spotting his Ford Focus travelling without the headlights on. Carpenter, of Auburndale, Florida, initially said he was coming from Applebee's and had one beer. He had slurred, mumbled speech and bloodshot eyes.
Carpenter said he's "not taking no sobriety test, I done seen it on the MythBusters." MythBusters is a TV programme that "aims to uncover the truth behind popular myths and legends by mixing scientific method with gleeful curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity to create a signature style of experimentation.
Myths tested involving alcohol include whether drinking will help you feel warmer (busted) and whether drinking will make you think people look more attractive (plausible). In the parlance of MythBusters, Carpenter was busted - arrested on a DUI charge.