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August 26, 2012
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NZ man urinates on breathalyzer tests

An officer was doing paperwork when he heard what sounded like running water

By PoliceOne Staff

NEW ZEALAND — A man arrested for drunk driving was so intoxicated he urinated on a batch of breathalyzer tests.

Ryan Scott Thompson, a forklift driver, crashed into the home of an elderly woman while drunk last month, The Star reported.  Neighbors detained him in the homeowner’s living room until police arrived.

When officers encountered Thompson, he was unable to walk or answer questions, police said. They transported him to the police station, where testing determined his blood alcohol level to be three times the legal limit.

An officer said in a report he was doing paperwork when he heard what sounded like running water, and turned to Thompson, who was in handcuffs, urinating on a box of breathalyzer tests.

Thompson has since appeared in court and pleaded guilty to charges of willful damage, DUI and careless driving, according to the article.

Police destroyed 301 contaminated breathalyzer tests.






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