Man Arrested for DWI, Says He Just Ate Beer-Battered Fish

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A Wisconsin jury didn’t buy a 76-year-old man’s claim that his breath smelled like alcohol because he had just consumed some beer-battered fish.

John Przbyla was pulled over in 2014, and a deputy reported alcohol on his breath. According to WLUK in Wisconsin, a jury convicted him. Get this, this is the man’s 10th offense for driving drunk and operating with a revoked license, according to online records.

While Przbyla may have claimed beer in the fried fish, a blood test showed he had a blood alcohol level of .042. No word on his sentence yet, but a judge will likely not go easy on him.

Rachel Stockman is President of Law&Crime and The Law&Crime Network. She has spent years covering courts and legal issues, and was named Atlanta Press Club's 'Rising Star' in 2014. Rachel graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and Yale Law School.

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