Time and History 12:45 P.M. First Convicted Drunk Driver

About major and minor historical events around the clock such as the first case of convicted drunk driving at 12:45 in the afternoon.

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12:45 in the Afternoon

Sept. 10, 1897. George Smith, a London taxi driver, after consuming two or three glasses of beer, drove his electric cab up onto the pavement and into the entrance of 165 Bond Street. In court later that day, Smith was fined 20 shillings and earned the honor of becoming the world's first convicted drunk driver.

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