We recently told you about the death of far-right Austrian politician Joerg Haider at the wheel of his Volkswagen Phaeton. What we didn't know at the time was that Haider was thoroughly loaded when he plowed his VeeDub into a concrete pillar, registering 1.8 g/L — more than three times the Austrian legal alcohol limit. The politician was passing another car at more than twice the speed limit in the wee hours of the morning when the accident occurred. Ironically, upon learning alcohol was involved, Haider's successor demanded the media "stop investigating the accident" and respect the notoriously outspoken former leader's private life. [Yahoo! News]