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Should Iron Man, In The Avengers, Get A DUI?!

By Kelly Conaboy / July 25, 2012 - 11:00 am

Just in case there is anyone out there who hasn’t seen this spring/summer’s sleeper hit, The Avengers, I want to warn you that in order to have this very smart and, moreover, so so important debate we’re about to have about whether or not the fictional character Iron Man deserves a DUI for drinking and then flying in his fictional flying Iron Man suit, we’re going to have to discuss a few Avengers SPOILERS!!!! So if you were planning on saving this one for a Blockbuster night, do proceed with caution (unlike Iron Man would) (ALLEGEDLY). From VistaCriminalLaw:

In fact, the first time that Iron Man could potentially face a DUI charge in the films is when, in The Avengers, he enjoys a glass of scotch before Loki throws him out of the window. Fortunately, Stark is saved by his Mark VII armor, which suits him up and lets him fly away just before hitting the ground. As this is at the climax of the movie (we’ll try to leave out as many spoilers as possible), Tony then goes on to fight, until crashing to the ground at the end of the battle. In all, the epic battle scene only lasts about 15 minutes.

This is the type of situation where drinking and driving laws get a little bit tricky. You see, assuming Stark consumed about 4 ounces of alcohol and that he weighs around 170 pounds, he did drink enough to put him over the legal limit of 0.08% BAC.

You see, WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT? I thought building a thing that the Hulk “could never get out of” that clearly the Hulk could clearly definitely get out because remember when he did get out of it? was unsafe, AND NOW THIS?! Unbelievable. But it is true that this piece of evidence does reserve its right to a poll on a website, because this IS America. So.

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Nothing like a good DUI law-based debate about a stupid super hero from a movie that nobody even remembers anymore because it’s The Dark Knight Rises‘ time now to get your morning going. GOOD MORNING, BRAINS! Nyce 2 cu. (Via Neatorama.)