This Halloween, an Iowa City man made a scarily strange choice in trying to lower his blood-alcohol content by eating toilet paper after being arrested for drunkenly driving the wrong way down a one-way street. The man in question, 39-year-old Ross McDonald of Conesville, Iowa, had been stopped just after 3 am on November 1st, going the wrong way, wearing a Halloween costume, and failed field sobriety tests. While those tests can’t always be guaranteed accurate, the police also reported that McDonald was in a state of extreme confusion and was taken to a drunk driving processing room at the University Of Iowa Department Of Public Safety.
While waiting to be processed, McDonald took it upon himself to begin eating toilet paper, expressing a hope that it would somehow cause a problem with his imminent breathalyzer test. He managed to consume some of it and then was still required to take the test. His result was a BAC of .165, which is double the legal limit for Iowa motorists. He was charged with OWI (operating while intoxicated), and a third-offense drunk driving felony that could result in up to five years of prison time. To add insult to the serious consequences, police reports also describe the Halloween costume he was wearing at the time of the arrest—a trench coat and piece of cloth cut out to resemble genitalia.
Drunk driving is a serious charge, especially in New Jersey, and playing games with police—like trying to toilet paper your way out of the situation—is no way to win your defensive case. With over a decade of experience, I can help you to win your case on a DUI or other traffic related violations without resorting to silly tricks like the unfortunate McDonald above. As a skilled advocate for your rights, I will work with you to examine all angles of your case to either reduce your sentencing, prevent incriminating evidence from being introduced to the court, or keep you from making an unwise plea bargain that would be detrimental in the long run. For a free phone consultation about my services, call me at The Law Offices of Leon Matchin, LLC at 877-390-2998 today to learn more about the man ways I will fight for your rights.