It never ceases to amaze us how creative drunk drivers can be with their excuses when they get caught.
For example, John Przybyla, 75, of Friendship, WI, who was stopped back on Oct. 12 after a deputy noticed he crossed the center line and also had a broken tail light on his car. At that point, the officer asked Mr. Przybyla if he had been drinking and the driver insisted he hadn’t had any alcohol, but had eaten some beer batter fish for dinner. At that point, Przybyla was given a breathalyzer and got a preliminary result of 0.62%, which is below the legal limit.
Unless, of course, you’ve had 9 previous arrests for DUI (like Mr. P. here) in which case you’re not supposed to have a BAC above .02. So, at that point Przybyla was slapped with his 10th DUI charge, along with his third offense operating while revoked. But he does get credit for coming up with the most creative excuse for drunk driving this week. (And for those of you who are wondering, no you can’t get drunk or have a BAC from eating beer battered fish. The alcohol cooks out when it’s fried, but it is mighty tasty.)
Below, what a mess of beer battered fish might look like, in case you didn’t know.