In the deep blue progressive one-party (Democrat) state of California, a man is going to trial for driving under the influence of caffeine.
It was early August of last year, and Joseph Schwab, 36, saw emergency lights in his rearview mirror. He pulled over and stopped for an unmarked car driven by an agent from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage control, who said he’d cut her off and been driving erratically.
Unmarked police cars and the “Department of Alcoholic Beverage control”… two things that have no business existing in a free society.
He complied to a breathalyzer, knowing he hadn’t been drinking. It read 0.00%. From there, he was booked into county jail for a blood test. The test came back negative for everything—benzodiazepines, cocaine, opiates, THC, meth and/or MDMA, oxycodone, zolpidem—except caffeine.
Schwab was later charged by the Solano County District Attorney’s office with misdemeanor DUI under the influence of a drug. According to Barrett, the only evidence she’s seen from the state is the blood test Schwab endured. In fact, his blood test was submitted to a second laboratory across the country in Pennsylvania for a second test. That test showed the same results: Just caffeine.
Isn’t it wonderful to have a Government so big and powerful it can arrest you for caffeine. Oh, but I forget… the alternative is roadless anarchy. There is no middle ground.
Anyway, I guess the weather is nice and there’s lots of inclusive, social-justice politics there. So, there’s that.