Friday, March 8, 2013

Daylight Savings Time Paradox

Maybe I should drive!
Apart from messing with sleep cycles, daylight savings time can create some downright unusual situations. Last year, an Ohio man was arrested for drinking and driving twice at the same time on the same day by the exact same police officer.  While it recalls Groundhog Day, the 1993 comedy starring Bill Murray about a man who keeps reliving the same day, it's actually a case of simple math.  The Ohio man was arrested at 1:08 a.m. on Nov. 12, 2012, taken to the police station and released a short time later.  However, at 2 a.m. that morning, the clocks were set back to 1 a.m.  The man was arrested exactly one hour after his initial booking by the same officer, again for drinking and driving.  The time was 1:08 a.m. on Nov. 12, 2012.  His blood-alcohol level, however, was slightly lower.  (from CBC.com)