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The WTF File - 03/18 - Choco-Holic????

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Can Can, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. Can Can

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    ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) - A Newfoundland man convicted for driving under the influence blamed it all on liquor-filled chocolates.




    Allen Bottomley, 67, of King's Cove, Nfld., told the judge he'd eaten too many of the sweets before being stopped by police last fall. The judge didn't bite and sentenced him to six months in jail.

    Bottomley faced two charges of driving under the influence in separate incidents in September and November of last year.

    RCMP said his blood alcohol level was approximately twice the legal limit when he was pulled over on both occasions.

    Const. Tony Seaward said Bottomley also had three previous convictions for impaired driving resulting in the loss of his licence for eight years.

    Seaward said it doesn't matter how the alcohol is consumed, it's still illegal to get behind the wheel while impaired.

     

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