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Pet Squirrel Responsible For Owner’s Driving Under The Influence Charge!

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Thursday, 27 September 2012. Posted in Breaking News, Alcohol

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Well, twenty-three year old Warren Michael III (“Michael”) seemed to think so, or at least that was his response for driving erratically and recklessly, while intoxicated.

Subsequent to receiving a dispatch call from an unidentified individual claiming that there was an unidentified man speeding and driving recklessly, a Clay County sheriff’s deputy responded.

The sheriff’s deputy arrived at the scene where he located Michael, then followed Michael until he made the decision to stop Michael under suspicion of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.

Upon pulling him over, Michael stated that his “pet squirrel was eating him”, and that is the reason he was driving recklessly.

The deputy smelled alcohol on the breath of Michael, who appeared to frustrated, even angry. As a result, the deputy requested that Michael perform a field sobriety.

After removing the squirrel from his shirt and securing the squirrel in the vehicle, Michael left the vehicle, upon which time, he was administered a field sobriety test.

In the meantime, Michael apparently used quite a few expletives, slurred his speech and spoke disproportionately fast.

Based on the totality of the circumstances, the deputy made the decision to arrest Michael.

Michael was transported to the local sheriff’s station where he was charged with driving without a seatbelt and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.

Michael’s girl-friend was called to pick up the vehicle and the squirrel, who was later named DUI [pronounced Dee-wee], so Michael will be reminded not to drink and drive with his pet squirrel inside his shirt.

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DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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