We're not sure how we missed this fantastic little nugget over the Christmas break, but here it is now.
Ozzy Osbourne and his music have long been a scapegoat for deviant behavior, but never before has the Prince of Darkness been blamed for a DUI.
On Christmas eve 33-year-old William Liston was arrested for your run-of-the-mill DUI. Ho-hum, right?
Not so fast. See, he had an excuse for the officers. A good one, too!
Fox station WJW-TV says he told police officers, "Ozzy Osbourne and his music made me do it."
Liston is awaiting arraignment. He's due in court Tuesday on a charge of operating a vehicle while impaired.
In an unrelated case, Liston pleaded not guilty Thursday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court in a November break-in at a medical office. He was released on bond in that case.
No word on if Liston blamed the break-in on Metallica.