WEST HARTFORD — A man who told police he drove the wrong way on a highway ramp because he was relying too heavily on his GPS is due in court next week.
Robert Howe, 43, of Springfield, Mass. was charged with driving while under the influence and driving the wrong way, police said Friday. He was released on a promise to appear in court Thursday.
According to Capt. Jeff Rose, about 2 a.m. Feb. 22, Officer Peter Senick spotted a man, later identified as Howe, driving toward him. Senick, who was assigned to watch for drunken drivers that night, was stopped at a red light on Park Road, facing east, between the on and off ramps for I-84, Rose said.
The GPS fucked this dude over so bad. Guy was probably crushing his drunk driving and thinking to himself how easy it is to drink and drive. Next thing you know your trusty GPS tells you to take a left and guess what? you fucking take the left. I listen to the directions that the magic mechanical box tells me 100 out of 100 times. You know when people ask if you would jump off of a cliff if your buddy told you to? Well in the case of a GPS the answer is yes. If it told me to kill myself, go gay, or anything I am doing it. The police should have understood what was going on here and let him go. Cant arrest a guy who is doing what he is told. After all, guys are programmed to do what girls tells us.
P.S. I do boners for the GPS girls voice. In 200 feet…fuck me