This rather stern looking gentleman in the booking line is John H. Przybyla , 75. If he looks a bit ticked, it may due to his falling victim to that siren’s call of dinner plates: beer-battered fish. When Przybyla was pulled over on what would be his 10th DUI, he allegedly told the deputy that the alcohol that he smelled was just his classic Wisconsin dinner. Unfortunately for him, the officer did not buy the blue plate special defense.
Police say that an officer followed the car due to a broken tail light and, when he checked the license plate, he saw that Przybyla owned the vehicle and had a revoked driver’s license. When Przybyla went over a centerline, he stopped the vehicle.
The officer had to tell Przybyla to put out a cigarette and asked Przybyla why he smelled alcohol. Przybyla said he had been at a fish fry and had eaten beer-battered fish. However, he refused to take a blood test – stating that it was against his religion. When the officer got a warrant for a blood test, police say that Przybyla fought them and had to be restrained. It showed a 0.062 blood-alcohol concentration. People with three or more drunken driving convictions cannot have a level above 0.02 percent . . . Battered fish or no battered fish.
Source: Wisconsin Rapids Tribune