The night before Christmas Eve is one of the busiest shopping days of the year, but one thing that wasn’t bought that day was Mark Jenkins’ alibi.
According to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, officers responded to a call about a driver passed out behind the wheel at a gas station. When the arrived, they knocked on the vehicle’s windows in an attempt to rouse the driver. Jenkins woke up after several minutes of knocking, and eventually he stepped out of the vehicle to talk with the officers.
The police suspected Jenkins had been drinking, but he told the officers that he only fell asleep behind the wheel because he was exhausted from a long day of Christmas shopping. Not the most outrageous story in the book, but officers smelled alcohol on Jenkins’ breath, so they asked him to submit to a Breathalyzer. Not surprisingly, Jenkins admitted that he had “a couple” of alcoholic beverages earlier in the day, but they must have been 96oz jars of eggnog if Jenkins was telling the truth, because he blew a 0.258, more than three times the legal driving limit.
Jenkins was arrested and charged with one count of misdemeanor DUI.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen criminal acts before the holidays. Last month we shared the story of a woman who stabbed her boyfriend for eating Thanksgiving dinner while she was sleeping off a hangover, and back in October we shared the tale of a zombie who earned two DUIs in three hours while celebrating Halloween!
So please, with New Year’s Eve right around the corner, please make good decisions so we don’t end up reading your story in the Pioneer Press!
Related source: Herald Mail Media