@bandit Dead in the driveway when it was running fine just a few minutes ago is awful. I feel your pain; I've been there.
I would take the driveway over a random parking lot an hour from home.
Last October I drove 5+ hours to spend a long weekend at the tail of the dragon with some friends, a fairly regular trip that I have missed the past....too many years. Car drove great out there, was a beast in the twisties, cruised all weekend, drove 4 hours back toward home no problem. Stopped for a quick bathroom break and to grab something to drink, dead battery. Like completely dead....after 4 hours of nonstop driving.
Jumped it to get home (took a while to charge enough to start) and dealt with it later in the week. Turns out the hard driving threw battery acid all over the place and I was quite low, plus now with an out of warranty battery and everything metal the acid touched rusted up nicely.