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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Man Gets DUI On Way To DUI Hearing

Yea, this guy in Pennsylvania may be alcoholic... from CentreDaily.com:
A man charged with drunken driving on the way to a drunken driving hearing said he probably will have to quit drinking.

Anthony R. Lilly, 74, of Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, was arrested when his car struck a guardrail Tuesday as he was driving to District Judge Raymond Shugars' office for a hearing on a Feb. 8 drunken-driving arrest, police said.

An officer found Lilly at the wheel smelling of alcohol, slurring his words and appearing disoriented, township Police Chief Rob Martin said. He said Lilly refused a Breathalyzer test and was charged with drunken driving and related charges.

When arrested Feb. 8, after striking a parked car at an Arby's restaurant and driving away, Lilly had a blood-alcohol content of 0.259 percent, more than three times the 0.08 percent legal limit for driving in the state.

Lilly told The Patriot-News of Harrisburg he did not remember details of Tuesday's accident. He said he was earlier charged with driving under the influence in 1998. Court records showed he also pleaded guilty in a 2004 DUI case and served six months of house arrest.

Lilly described himself as a drinker, but said after the latest arrests he will probably have to stop sitting with the bartender until the early morning hours. "I'll have to quit," he said. "They're going to force me to stop."
Yea, that guy really shouldn't have a license.