CRIME
12/15/2014 10:03 am ET Updated Dec 15, 2014

Man Suspected Of Drunken Driving Blames Beer-Battered Fish, Deputies Say

A Wisconsin man stopped for drunken driving nine previous times reportedly had a whopper of an excuse when police pulled him over in October: He had been eating beer-battered fish.

After being pulled over in Adams County, Wisconsin, John Przybyla, 75, explained to Sheriff's Deputy Brian Loewenhagen the alcohol smell on his breath was from the beer-battered seafood, the officer told WAOW. The suspect failed a field sobriety test.

A blood-alcohol measurement revealed that Przybyla had registered under the normal legal limit, but the maximum percentage is lowered for those who have had four or more "priors," the deputy said.

After he was arrested, Przybyla was taken to a hospital, where he reportedly refused a blood test, "stating it was against his religion," Daily Tribune Media writes. Workers eventually conducted the test.

Przybyla was charged with operating while intoxicated and driving with a revoked license. According to Channel 3000, the suspect resides in Friendship, Wisconsin, and has OWIs in several counties.

H/T Crimefeed

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