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I guess there's less of a difference between "American Idol" judges and actual judges than we thought.

 

 

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.

 

 

Well, 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." 

 

 

(Stuff.co.nz)

 

 

(The song is available on YouTube.)

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