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DWI suspect flees in hospital gown

Posted July 19, 2009

— Durham police said that a man suspected of driving while impaired fled from Duke University Hospital late Sunday morning.

Officers had brought the man to the emergency room for treatment, but he fled – still wearing his hospital gown – while medical staff was drawing his blood, police said.

Officers gave pursuit on foot and found the man in the woods, near Circuit and Research drives. He was wearing just his underwear at that point, police said.

No one was injured in the chase.

Police haven't released the man's name.


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  • raysson Jul 20, 2009

    From the previous comment:
    "This guy should be given the Darwin Award"

    This guy would make a great actor for a prequel to "The Planet of the Apes" movie.....

    Who remembers that movie Altered States? The one where William Hurt was running around half naked in a hospital gown?

  • alwaysconcernedmom Jul 20, 2009

    Mooner??? Too funny!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Professor Jul 20, 2009

    This is too funny. Apparently he was not too impaired to run.

  • peppercorns Jul 20, 2009

    awwww come on...this guy NEEDS his name released....then everyone can make fun of him....talk about a panty run..

  • boomylar Jul 20, 2009

    red...I would 2nd that award for him!

  • JohnB2012 Jul 20, 2009

    Did he think being in his underwear would make him less noticeable that the hospital gown...???

  • redstarlean Jul 20, 2009

    This guy should be given the Darwin Award