Hypocrisy J. Michael Shannon July 1 ?According to the newspaper, it actually happened in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Police say a driving instructor was drunk while giving a driving lesson. Sounds like he forgot one of the most important lessons. The man will escape jail time but will lose his license for a year. He was reported by a convenience store clerk who smelled alcohol on him and saw him step into the driving school car for the lesson. Incidents like this remind us of how important it is to practice what we preach.