Drinking and driving is always a poor idea, but if you happen to wind up drunkenly careening your rare 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca edition into some rather immobile obstacles in the middle of a Wisconsin suburb, you’ll face a double shot of punishment: up to two years in prison, and the ire, wrath and/or mockery of millions of Mustang lovers.
Apparently, 35-year-old Perry Palm of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin sucked down somewhere in the realm of seven to ten beers while at a barbecue, then decided it would be just an awesome idea to take his friend for a drive around the block in his 2012 Laguna Seca Boss. Palm reportedly nosed the one-of-750 Mustang up to around 70 miles per hour on the suburban street before, predictably, sliding over a curb, hitting a parked Jeep Grand Cherokee and winding up against a tree.
Thanks to the luck of the drunken fool, Palm was unhurt in the accident; however, his passenger was taken to the hospital with a compound right arm fracture (i.e. bone sticking through the skin; have fun Googling that, kids!). The Boss suffered the worst damage, however; it lost the driver’s side door and a couple of wheels in the crash, while also receiving quite a bit of miscellaneous other damage.
Palm has been charged with one count of DUI and one count of reckless driving, both while causing injury; if found guilty, he could spend two years in the county slammer and pay a $2,000 fine. Should he avoid jail, however, he’ll likely have trouble making it through the angry crowd of Mustang lovers gathered outside the courthouse with baseball bats who seek justice for the lost Mustang. [via MenomoneeFallsPatch, Jalopnik]