“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 breathalyzer 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.

Incidentally, this is a reel news story.

Source, sans puns: Midwest Newsfront: Wisconsin. Midwest Beverage Guide, 2016, 16(3), 4.

DWI Defense Readings

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Keech, C., and Fairchild, C. Dude, What are My Rights? Kansas City, MO: Keechild, 2004.

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