“Beer-Battered” DWI Defense Rejected by Jury

A driver in Adams County, Wisconsin was stopped by a deputy sheriff. The driver told the officer that he smelled of alcohol because he had been eating beer-battered fish. That’s an usual DWI defense!

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Don’t eat this and drive?

The driver blew a preliminary breath tester reading of 0.06. Because he is a repeat offender, his maximum legal BAC is 0.02.

The driver demanded a jury trial. To the jurors, his story sounded fishy. They didn’t bite. He was convicted and now faces time in the tank.

And this is a reel news story.

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Alpert, R. DWI Investigation & Prosecution.  Austin: Texas Dist & Coun Attor Assn.

Keech, C., and Fairchild, C. Dude, What are My Rights? Kansas City, MO: Keechild.

Taylor, L., and Oberman, S. Drunk Driving Defense. Frederick, MD: Aspen.


Midwest Newsfront. Midwest Guide16(3), 4.