Of course the Four Lokos nowadays have nothing on the original. Back when they first came out, Four Loko was a hybrid energy drink/malt liquor beverage that would get you absolutely f*cked up out of your mind. You drink a couple of Four Lokos and before you know it not only are you sh*tfaced but you’re all hyped up and doing backflips off a third floor balcony of a fraternity house.
But unfortunately that was a recipe for disaster, and after a public outcry over the increase in injuries and blackouts on college campuses because of Four Loko, they ended up removing the caffeine and other “energy drink” ingredients and introducing a tamer formulation to reduce the risk of injuries…and people doing stupid sh*t.
And at up to 14% alcohol by volume, Four Loko can still get you where you wanna go. Unfortunately for one Nashville man, apparently where he wanted to go was through a closed gate at the Nashville airport.
According to WSMV, officers were called out early Wednesday morning to reports of a single-car crash at the Nashville International Airport. And when they got there, they found an unoccupied black Nissan Altima that had driven into a gate at the private hangar area multiple times.
Upon searching the car, officers found several opened cans of…you guessed it, Four Loko.
They shut down the airfield while they attempted to find the driver, and eventually located Felipe Perez inside one of the private hangars. Perez told officers that he had drank four Four Lokos before driving his nephew to get some of his belongings from his work (at 1AM, apparently?).
Perez said he got scared after crashing into the gate at BNA, so he ran. But ultimately, his attempts to avoid getting in trouble weren’t successful, and he was booked into the Nashville jail on a slew of charges, including driving under the influence, airport and aircraft security, open container, underage consumption, vandalism, evading on foot, driving on a suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident.
According to the Nashville International Airport maintenance department, the estimated damages to the gate are around $30,000.