Helen Mirren Berates Nation's Drunk Drivers

'Shortsighted, utterly useless, oxygen-wasting human form of pollution'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2016 2:02 PM CST

Helen Mirren, Oscar winner and part-time twerker, has a seriously stern message for anyone thinking about getting behind the wheel after downing a few Bud Light Limes during the big game this weekend, Time reports. “If you drive drunk, you, simply put, are a shortsighted, utterly useless, oxygen-wasting human form of pollution," she states in Budweiser's new Super Bowl ad. "If your brain was donated to science, science would return it." She also calls drunk drivers "selfish cowards" who are "Darwin-award deserving." To be fair, Mirren warns viewers she is "a notoriously frank and uncensored British lady."

"We're kind of terrified of her," USA Today writes. "We're never stepping within 10 feet of a car with any alcohol in our system from now on because we feel like Mirren will jump out of the bushes." In addition to having the actor berate Super Bowl viewers, Today reports Budweiser is launching StandWithBud.com, which lets users find a ride service using their zip code. The company will also be donating $1—up to $1 million—to safe ride programs every time someone uses the hashtag #GiveADamn on Super Bowl Sunday. (More drunk driving stories.)

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