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Man Tries to Get Out of Drunk Driving Offense by Blaming Beer-Battered Fish

On Feb. 8, John Przybyla, 76, was found guilty of drunk driving in Wisconsin. He already had nine previous drunk driving offenses.

The jury rejected his claim that his breath smelled like alcohol because he ate beer-battered fish for lunch. In addition, Przybyla was found guilty of driving with a revoked license and faces up to 12.5 years in prison for the conviction.

He was stopped on October 2015. He told the deputy who pulled him over that he had been at a fish fry and ate beer-battered fish.

The officer said that the 76-year-old’s eyes were glossy and bloodshot and that he had a can of Red Dog Beer sitting on the passenger seat of his truck.

Przybyla’s breath test results showed that his was 0.062 percent--over the legal blood-alcohol concentration limit for Wisconsin residents with more than three drunk driving convictions at 0.02 percent.

According to Deputy Brian Loewenhagen, John said that “... he was going to sue us for taking his blood because it was against his religion." Officers had to hold him down as a nurse tried to draw a blood sample for testing.

Photo: NBC 4i, Packing House MKE

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