Is there such as thing as a happy DUI? There is when it’s not real and ends in a proposal.
A California sheriff’s deputy recruited colleagues to stage a fake DUI arrest of his girlfriend so that he could surprise her with a proposal.
Deputy Kevin Bowes of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Palmdale Station had two fellow officers pull over his girlfriend, Ellen Alexander, on suspicion of driving under the influence. She, of course, was not driving under the influence, but as part of the elaborate prank, the officers had Alexander perform field sobriety tests.
Bowes arrived and while Alexander was looking up and touching her nose as part of one of the field sobriety tests, Bowes took a knee behind her with a ring in hand.
One of the officers who was conducting the field sobriety tests then told Alexander to turn around. After turning around, she saw Bowes and ran up to hug him.
In the video later posted by the station, Bowes can be heard asking, “Is that a yes?” Alexander nodded yes.
The video can be seen on the station’s Facebook page at:
Below the video reads, “Congratulations to the future Mrs. Deputy Bowes. She thought she was a suspect DUI driver but it was a traffic stop that changed her life. Watch as Deputy Bowes proposes to his future wife. We are so happy for you brother, and thank you for allowing us to be part of this wonderful moment. Welcome to the Tan & Green family, and may you have a wonderful life together. #LASD #AV411 #SheSaidYes”
As a DUI attorney, I do a lot criticizing about the manner with which law enforcement officers conduct DUI stops. This one, however, I think I can get behind.