Usually when you are intoxicated and pulled over by a cop, you try everything in your power to hide what is happening. Mints, cigarettes, pop, coffee — anything in reach to hide the stink on your breath. And you probably take a few seconds to compose yourself, try to focus your eyes straight, and gather all the energy you can summon to make sure words come out clear and correct.
If, however, you are beyond the point of pretending, you might just call it a day, refuse to talk, refuse to take a breathalyzer, and avoid incriminating yourself anymore than you already have.
Rarely, if ever, does a suspect say, "Yeah, oh hell yeah, I've been drinking, and there's probably some drugs in my car, too," but that's exactly what the Lorain Morning Journal says one 25-year-old did when he was pulled over for a suspected DUI in Elyria. Soak in the glorious details with us.
It was 2:14 a.m. and Stephen Supers was on the side of the road with flashing lights behind him. When cops arrived at his car window, they asked if he had been drinking. He said yes, then took a swig of an open beer he had with him.
He volunteered that his license was suspended and continued the streak of honest confessions when cops noticed a pipe and a bag of pot in the car and Supers informed them there was probably crack in the pipe, because, of course, he had been smoking crack out of it.
The litany of charges stemming from Supers' Honest Abe performance include driving under suspension, driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, and possession of a drug abuse instrument.
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