Last night Dennis Quaid was leaving a restaurant with his wife and a friend when he got behind the wheel of his SUV and started to drive. Just at that moment a police car pulled alongside Quaid and told Dennis not to drive. Dennis who sounded and looked drunk said, "I don't want to drive. What do you want me to do?"
The police just said don't drive. Dennis then asked permission to go back in the restaurant. The cops said yes and they went back in and emerged later when a cab arrived. A couple of things here. If the police had not come along then you know Dennis would have driven home. Maybe we would be talking about his death right now instead of this story. Maybe we would be talking about someone else who died. Dennis is a grown man with infants and he shouldn't need to be reminded by police to get a cab especially with his wife and a friend in the same car.
The other question I have is whether the police would have done this for an everyday person or if this kind of treatment is reserved for celebrities surrounded by paparazzi. I would like to think they would do it for everyone, but I get the feeling if this had been one of us you would be reading this after spending the night in a jail cell.
You can watch the video of the incident here at TMZ.