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    JULY 12, 2018


    VERO BEACH, Fla. – A man arrested on suspicion of DUI in Florida had a creative, if ineffective defense.

    During the June 27 arrest, 69-year-old Earle Stevens told officers he hadn’t been drinking and driving – he’d only been drinking at “stop signs,” according to an arrest affidavit obtained by [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

    Police received a 911 call after a McDonald’s drive-thru customer in Vero Beach complained of a driver behind her repeatedly bumping her car.

    Indian River County sheriff’s deputies found Stevens still behind the wheel, an open bottle of booze stuffed in a paper bag on the seat next to him, according to the affidavit.

    Deputies said Stevens smelled of alcohol and told them he was feeling “pretty good.”

    Stevens, who said he has never had a Florida driver’s license, allegedly told deputies that he’d only sip Jim Beam at “stop signs.”

    According to the affidavit, “He further explained that he was not drinking while the car was moving and only when he stopped for stop signs and traffic signals.”

    Stevens, who told officers he’d also been busted twice for driving under the influence in Missouri, according to the paper, was booked on charges of DUI and driving without a license.




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    The mental creativity and "clever lucidity" of the drunk is sometimes amusing.
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    I once had a DWI I pulled over for driving the wrong way on a one way street sayhe didn't mind getting arrested. He said "The party was obviously over. All the people were leaving." We laughed all the way to the county jail.
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    Makes sense to me...............
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    He also commented that he never even saw the Indians when I pointed out the direction arrows on the street signs. It might have been much funnier if I had not heard both jokes years before.
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    My dad told me a story about when he pulled over a drunk.
    Dad asked him why did he get so plastered ?
    He pulled out his wallet and showed dad a picture of his wife.
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