A while back an 76-year-old man from Friendship, Wisconsin was pulled over on his way home and the deputy smelled alcohol on him. The officer ordered John Przybyla out of the vehicle and ultimately charged him with drunk driving after a blood test revealed a BAC of .042. On Monday this man was finally convicted, after 2 years of this case being caught up in the courts. Why’d it take so long? Well, this man had the most unbelievably absurd excuse for why he registered as drunk, and why he smelled of alcohol.
His excuse is so far out there that I’m actually inclined to believe him…Not really though, because this was his 10th DUI-related offense. But IT IS an insane excuse, and one that I’ve never heard before.
FRIENDSHIP, Wisc. (WLUK) – A man who claimed he smelled like alcohol because he had just eaten beer-battered fish was convicted of drunk driving Monday by an Adams County jury.
John Przybyla, 76, was pulled over in 2014. A deputy smelled alcohol on his breath, but Przybyla claimed it was from the beer in the batter of the fish.
The jury convicted him Monday of 10th-offense operating while intoxicated and operating with a revoked license, according to online court records. No sentencing date was set.
A blood test revealed a blood alcohol level of .042–far above the limit for someone with multiple drunk driving offenses.
Drunk and smelling of booze from beer-battered fish and chips? Not likely. Also, why’d he stop short and not claim it was the malt vinegar as well? That stuff smells like fermenting booze, and that’s even more plausible than the beer-battered fish and chips.
I think the mere fact that this dude had previously been booked nine times for driving under the influence was all the evidence the cop needed, but more importantly: WHY THE FUCK DOES THIS GUY STILL HAVE A LICENSE?!?!?????
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