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We went through a phase back in the late '90s where seemingly almost every girl we got involved with liked to drink and drove a Volvo. Our current phase apparently involves Texan women born in March who were coming off of failed relationships with drummers, but we digress. Back to booze 'n' Volvos. The Ford division, whose name means "I Roll" in Latin, is gearin' up to roll deep gin and juice in hand on a test track near G teborg to test a new system that would sense if the driver's reaction time had slowed and adjust the controls accordingly. For this, it needs the permission of the Swedish government, whose drunk-driving laws are among the most stringent in the world. One beer and you could find yourself locked in the Courvoisier-free wing of a Stockholm hoosegow for six months. Oof.

Volvo asks gov't if it can drive drunk [Newsday]

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