In 1962, a spouse was accidentally left behind at rest stop. “An American tourist explained to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who found him wandering along a highway near here clad in his undershorts. His story: His wife was driving the family car, while he relaxed in a trailer. She stopped to let some bears cross the road and the husband stepped out to see what the trouble was. His wife drove on.”
Ted Kennedy drove a car into the water, then fled the scene as his passenger died. He only received a two-month suspended jail sentence.