INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK
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Less than a month after London taxi drivers began using electric-powered cabs, a cabbie named George Smith becomes the first person to be charged with drunk driving. This occurs after Smith drives his taxi into a building. He freely admits to the investigating officers he’s drunk and he ends up paying a fine of 25 shillings. The fact is, though, the police really had no way to prove Smith was drunk. And drivers and their lawyers got very good at challenging the judgments of police making drunk driving arrests. Get the full story.