Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Saucy

More great moments in mugshot history, via following the stories of my reporter girlfriend. This lady was pulled over driving a school bus (it was freshly empty). She blew a .30 and admitted she had just chugged much of a fifth of Vodka. Which is, like, damn.

I should say here that my new obsession with mugshots is not about laughing at other people's hard times or even judging them, really. There's just something about some of these pictures - the energy coming off of these people while they are photographed stepping outside the lines of the social contract - that is powerful.

4 comments:

Scotter said...

Are these mug shots all on the public record, available from local governments on the web?

Daniel said...

They're public record, yes.

Daniel said...

But I doubt they have a web site set up for them. Your average person would probably have to file a FOIA to get them.

Scotter said...

Zang!