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Leaders in the U.K. and the U.S. are familiar with alcohol and DUI.  We put presidents on our money.

Charles Darwin gets the same currency honor for the English country with the leading drinkers including Winston Churchill, the biggest English Prime Minister drinker of all time:

“You, Mr Churchill, are drunk.”

“And you, Lady Astor, are ugly. But I shall be sober in the morning.”

Churchill once said, you will “take more out of alcohol than alcohol takes out of you.”

He always had a glass of whiskey by him, and he drank brandy and champagne both at lunchtime and dinner.  His doctor even wrote this note so Churchill could drink in America during the Prohibition.

Here’s the U.S. leader of the free word’s opinion:

“… there’s never a bad day for a beer and a weisswurst.”
President Barack Obama, on the G7 summit in Bavaria

Some U.S. Presidents may have ridden a horse RUI (Riding Under the Influence)/Pre-DUI, or BUI (Boating under the influence, perhaps across the Delaware):

“An aching head and trembling limbs which are the inevitable effects of drinking, disincline the hands from work; hence begins sloth and that listlessness which ends in idleness.”
— George Washington

“In short, I am getting nothing that I can drink, and I believe I shall be sick from this cause alone.”
John Adams

“It was the most delightful wine when drank in moderation, but that more than a few glasses always produced a headache the next day.”
James Madison on Champagne

“… this being a very favorite wine, and habit having rendered the light and high flavored wines a necessary of life with me.”
Thomas Jefferson after purchasing wine, wrote this letter

“There’s nothing left… but to get drunk.”
Franklin Pierce, upon being not renominated after 1st term

“Hugo, I don’t much care for your law, but, by golly, this bourbon is good.”
Harry S. Truman funny words to a Supreme Court justice on his majority decision

“You have got to give a man a good reason to vote with you. Don’t try to force him. A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he’s going to get sick on it.”
Lyndon Baines Johnson

Then there’s the famous U.S. President who never even drank and therefore never would have got a DUI:

“It’s a pity he’s such a drunkard.”
Abraham Lincoln, on General Ulysses S. Grant (Abe only partied harder than 13 other presidents, and had alcohol opinions)

“I am entitled to little credit for not drinking because I hate the stuff. It is unpleasant and always leaves me flabby, undone.”
Abraham Lincoln

Just remember – “If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt.” ~Dean Martin

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