Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Drunk Woman Leaves Car At Restaurant, Is Rewarded In The BEST Way.

Most people think they know their limit when it comes to consuming alcohol and getting behind the wheel to drive home. Folks believe that if they can stand up straight and carry a conversation, they are capable of driving themselves.

In 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 31 per cent of the 9,9967 traffic fatalities involved a driver with alcohol levels (BACs) of .08 grams per decilitre or higher. Despite these numbers, people still feel they are experienced drivers who can avoid making mistakes on the road.

Jay McLean is a managing partner of the restaurant Original Joe’s in Sherwood Park, Alberta. His mission is to congratulate and encourage his patrons to leave their cars in the parking lot over night than to make a decision that could cost them or others their lives.

When Paula Grzelak-Schultz returned to pick up her car one morning she found a letter on her windshield.

"I thought I was getting in trouble for leaving my car in front of the entryway to the pub," she wrote on her Facebook post.

When Paula Grzelak-Schultz returned to pick up her car one morning she found a letter on her windshield.

Paula Grzelak-Schultz / Facebook

Jay McLean had heard of a restaurant in Eastern Canada leaving thank-you notes on cars of drivers who chose not to drink and drive.

"With OJ’s, it’s all about community and I thought this was the perfect way to impact my community," he says.

Jay McLean had heard of a restaurant in Eastern Canada leaving thank-you notes on cars of drivers who chose not to drink and drive.

Original Joe's (Sherwood Park, Alberta) / Facebook

In the letter, McLean thanks Grzelak-Schultz for not drinking and driving.

As a token of gratitude, she received a voucher for a pound of chicken wings.

In the letter, McLean thanks Grzelak-Schultz for not drinking and driving.

Paula Grzelak-Schultz / Facebook

McLean's motives is not to get more people to dine in the restaurant.

"They came here and they chose to spend some of their few precious free minutes with us,” he explains. "I just hope they feel appreciated and thanked for not getting behind the wheel."

McLean's motives is not to get more people to dine in the restaurant.

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Grzelak-Schultz admits she was really impressed by the act of appreciation.

"Definitely going back. Not just because of the voucher, but because of how well this guy treats his patrons," says Grzelak-Schultz.

Grzelak-Schultz admits she was really impressed by the act of appreciation.

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