When asked how much he had to drink, he answered, "I don't know. I'm Irish".
This would be pretty funny, if he wasn't driving the wrong way on the Interstate! Good job by the Nashville police to stop this clown, before he killed or died.
POLICE WERE DISPATCHED TO THE INTERSTATE (I 40) IN RESPONSE TO A VEHICLE TRAVELLING WEST BOUND IN THE EAST BOUND LANE. OFFICER _____ OBSERVED THE DEFENDANT DRIVING WEST BOUND ON I 40 E. OFFICER _____ STOPPED THE DEFENDANT, AND WHEN HE MADE CONTACT, THE DEFENDANT SHOWED OBVIOUS SIGNS OF INTOXICATION. HE HAD SLURRED SPEECH, BLOODSHOT WATERY EYES, AND HAD A STRONG ODOR OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PROTRUDING FROM HIS MOUTH. THE SUSPECT ADMITTED TO DRINKING THAT NIGHT. WHEN ASKED HOW MUCH, HE STATED "I DON'T KNOW, I'M IRISH." I WAS DISPATCHED TO THE SCENE TO ADMINISTER FIELD SOBRIETY TASKS, WHICH THE DEFENDANT AGREED TO DO. HE PERFORMED VERY POORLY ON THE TASKS. SPECIFICALLY, HE HAD TROUBLE WITH FOLLOWING DIRECTION AND MAINTAINING HIS BALANCE. HE WAS THEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AND WAS READ HIS MIRANDA RIGHTS AND THE IMPLIED CONSENT FORM, WHICH HE STATED HE UNDERSTOOD. HE THEN REFUSED ONE REQUEST FOR A BREATH TEST. A BOTTLE OF LIQUOR WAS FOUND IN HIS TRUCK NEXT TO THE DRIVER SEAT AND A SMALL BOTTLE OF BRANDY WAS FOUND ON HIS PERSON. THE BOTTLE OF BRANDY ONLY HAD A LITTLE ALCOHOL LEFT INSIDE.