Wouldn’t it be just great to get a text from your teenaged daughter, a member of the high school golf team, that the van she was riding was swerving all over the road on the way to a match and that she told you that she loved you “just in case” something happened? Especially at 7:19 in the morning? Wouldn’t that just make your day? Yeah, me too.
Yes, we’ve had coaches arrested for drunk driving before. Even coaches arrested for DUI while driving the team to an event. But to be so drunk that you can blow a .212% blood alcohol concentration at that time of the morning? That’s a new low even for BadJocks. And, while it is nearly three times the legal limit, it’s not enough to help girl’s golf coach Susie “One for the Road” Steinbeck make it into the Top Twenty of the World Famous BadJocks BAC Rankings (you need at least a .24% these days).
In the version of the story over at The Des Moines Register, we hear first hand about the frantic texts sent by the daughter of Daryn Hamilton whose daughter Elizabeth started texting at the crack of dawn about Steinbeck’s erratic driving. In all, Hamilton exchanged 65 text messages with his daughter during the harrowing journey, including this one:
“Ohh myy goshh susie is going to kill us! She cant stay on the road! So in case this is the last time i talk to you i love you! ”
Eventually another motorist noticed the coach’s driving, called police and about halfway on the 60 mile trip Steinbeck was pulled over and given a field sobriety test which, of course, she failed. Eventually another parent was sent to transport the girls to the tournament. Steinbeck, 59, was charged with driving drunk and child endangerment.