An 18-year-old guy named Alexander Grant from North Dunedin, New Zealand was pulled over back in August for driving drunk. His blood-alcohol level was more than four times the legal limit.
Alexander is a musician. And after he completed a rehab and education program, the judge delayed his sentencing . . . because Alexander proposed writing a SONG about what he'd learned.
He created a song called"Choices", and when he played it in court this week, it was good enough . . . and heartfelt enough . . . that the prosecutor and judge both decided the charges should be dismissed.
The judge said, quote, "I'm not minimizing drunk driving" . . . but the song made it clear it was, quote, "a one-off error in judgment . . . and you have learned your lesson [and] exceeded my expectations."