Man dressed as Breathalyzer charged with drunk driving

09:40, November 11, 2010      

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The Halloween crime of the year may have taken place in the US city of Lincoln, Nebraska where on the early morning of November 1, a police officer pulled over a pickup being driven erratically by a man dressed as a Breathalyzer.

Matthew Nieveen, 19, was cited for second-offense driving under the influence and being a minor in possession of alcohol.

According to a police report, he was driving a truck when an officer saw it rapidly accelerate and cross the center line several times.

The officer stopped the truck where he said he found Nieveen had watery eyes and slurred speech and smelling like alcohol. Police found a bottle of vodka, a half-full bottle of Mountain Dew and vodka and several cans and bottles of beer in the truck.

"He was dressed as a PBT (preliminary breath testing) alcohol sensor and had been attending a Halloween party prior to the stop," a police report said.

Police took Nieveen into custody and a test of his blood alcohol measured more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent.

Source: Global Times

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