Game Wardens Get a Creative Excuse from Impaired Driver
I can only imagine some of the stories and/or excuses motorists under the influence give to law enforcement. The following story took place recently in South Texas and was contributed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Two Val Verde County game wardens were on patrol checking dove hunters east of Del Rio. As they sat at an intersection, they saw the driver of a passing vehicle take a drink from a bottle of wine. The wardens initiated a traffic stop and asked the driver about the open bottle of wine they saw in the passenger seat. The man said he was on his way to meet with his priest because he was going to be an altar server that morning. He planned to provide the bottle of wine as a gift, he said, but he wanted to see what flavor the wine was, so he took a drink.
The wardens filed a case for having an open container of alcohol.