Ok, one arrest on Halloween in Oxford, Ohio got a bit weird when a giant Breathalyzer was given a breathalyzer and then arrested for drunk driving. This is the type of metaphysical brain teaser that you normally only get in freshman philosophy courses, but it happened to James Miller, 18.
Miller was driving in his giant Breathalyzer costume when he was stopped. The police appear to have become suspicious when he allegedly went the wrong way on a one-way street. They then found a giant breathalyzer driving the car with a blood level of .158, or twice the state’s legal limit. They also found an open can of Bud Light — Ohio has an age of 21 for drinking alcohol and 30 for serving as a human breathalyzer.
Now here is some free criminal defense advice. The defense goes something like this: as a breathalyzer Miller was used by various people to measure their alcohol content. The result is obviously a degree of alcohol saturation, but he technically never drank a drop. It is generally not a good idea, however, to prove sobriety by inviting the officers to “blow me.”
Of course, it would help if he could open his eyes for the mug shot.
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