Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lesson #1527–Don’t take beer to DWI Court

Ok, I can see a contempt of court charge (being 1.5 hours late) and public intox….but to be held without bail is kinda strange.  I thought you were only held like that if they thought you were a flight risk.  So, other than having a set of balls the size of Idaho, his current crime is pissing off a judge.

Oh Well……readers take note -

Man Brings Beer to DWI Court Appearance

A 49-year-old man is in Sullivan County Jail without bail after authorities say he showed up for a court hearing on a felony DWI charge drunk and carrying an open can of Busch beer, plus four more cans in a bag.

The Middletown Times Herald-Record reports that Keith Gruber of Swan Lake was an hour and a half late for his court appearance Monday before Sullivan County Judge Frank LaBuda, who asked him if he enjoyed his "liquid lunch."

Gruber said he did, then said he was sorry.

LaBuda sent him to jail with no bail.

"It was obvious he was intoxicated," LaBuda said.

Gruber, who has prior DWI convictions, was arrested on Dec. 27 in the town of Liberty and was out on $30,000 cash bail.

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