Man Pulled Over for DUI Debates With Himself Whether to Take Breathalyzer

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If you have any friends who are lawyers or who have endured the unfortunate DUI stop, you've probably heard the advice that you should never take a Breathalyzer.

In the heat of the moment, however, with the cop staring you down on the side of the road and hazy, booze-clouded thoughts running through your head, it's hard to get a firm grip on what you should do. You're on the spot, worrying about the immediate ramifications of what a DUI could mean for your job, your life, your family. What do you do?

Twinsburg Patch reports cops recently pulled over a man who couldn't decide whether to put lips to machine, so he took a minute to have a very loud debate with himself — estimating body weight, drinks consumed, etc. — while they waited.

A Twinsburg man pulled over for drunk driving in Solon began debating with himself, in front of the arresting officers, the merits of agreeing to or turning down the Breathalyzer test and wondering aloud how drunk he was considering his body weight.

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When asked if he had been drinking, the man began musing out loud and to himself whether "two beers after work would put his 158-pound frame over the limit."

He also began discussing with himself whether he should blow or not, adding that his friends told him not to.

His friends won out — he did not blow. He was charged with OVI and assorted traffic violations.

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