This Day In History - First Drunk Driving Arrest 1897

First Drunk Driving Arrest 1897

Friday, September 10, 2021

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Event Description

On this day in 1897, a 25-year-old London taxi driver named George Smith becomes the first person ever arrested for drunk driving after slamming his cab into a building. Smith later pled guilty and was fined 25 shillings.

Event Location

London, UK