When Drunks Fall Asleep

June 22nd, 2005 // 1 Comment

ordinarypeopleDrunk thieves and drunk drivers seems to be drinking themselves into oblivion.

A man who broke into a house in Cordoba, Argentina was caught when he fell asleep on the sofa after drinking all the owner’s alcohol.

Roberto Nunez found Oscar Filippa sleeping in his sofa after having broken into the house through a window. Mr Nunez told Clarin newspaper: “I could not believe what I was seeing.” The thief was woken up by the policeman who came to arrest him.

Police spokesperson said: “It is like goldilocks on gin!”

In a totally unrelated incident.

A man arrested after a traffic stop fell asleep before an officer arrived to administer a field sobriety test. But authorities say James Lovato, 50, had been through it before — it was his 18th arrest on a charge of drunken driving.

The DWI Resource Center, which tracks drunken driving convictions back to 1984, said Lovato has been convicted at least eight times. State records show his first arrest was in 1977. In addition, a criminal complaint against him in the latest arrest said his license has been revoked seven times.

He was charged in Saturday’s incident with aggravated driving while intoxicated on a fourth or subsequent offense.
A breath test found his breath-alcohol level was 0.16 percent, twice the state’s presumed level of intoxication.

Lovato pleaded guilty last year to a charge of fourth or subsequent offense DWI and was sentenced last October to 12 months in a community custody program followed by probation.

Seriously, there should be law in which after, say three drunk driving convictions, you lose your license permanently.

By Miu von Furstenberg
  1. doofus

    I agree with you…there should be a permanent revoking of the license…the problem is that people will still drive, unless you take their car, too.

    NY City tried that policy, but I don’t know how well it went over.

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