As unlikely as it would might sound, while detaining a man suspected of driving his vehicle while dead drunk, the Pennsylvania authorities found a 3-year-old Chihuahua inside the car which was as intoxicated as his owner.
On the 18th of April, several Pennsylvania police officers approached an individual who attempted to start his vehicle. According to the authorities, the reason why the officers approached the individual was that he exhibited strange behavior.
DUI Suspect Arrested After Pairing Vodka with Vicodin
Upon reaching the man’s vehicle, the law enforcement officers saw that the individual was clearly dead drunk, and in no condition to pilot the car. Furthermore, it would appear that the man was not alone in his car but accompanied by Maxwell, his three-year-old chihuahua.
The authorities declared that the individual, later identified as 44-year-old Thomas Bloedel, was behind his car wheel, at the time he was approached by the officers. Moreover, it would seem that the key was still in the ignition and the engine was running. Before being questioned by the authorities, Bloedel was probably preparing to leave the scene.
The drunk individual told the authorities that he took two Vicodin pills and used a bottle of vodka in order to wash them down. Shortly after taking a sip from the bottle, Bloedel placed it on the car’s dashboard. However, probably due to the bumpy road, the bottle got knocked over, spilling vodka all over the dashboard.
Maxwell Was As Intoxicated As His Owner
Moreover, it would seem that Maxwell, the man’s 3-year-old dog, began lapping the alcoholic beverage when it started dripping on the floor. At the time Bloedel was arrested, the poor dog was so intoxicated with vodka that he could barely walk.
The individual was arrested, charged with DUI, and booked at the Allegheny County Jail. As for Maxwell, he was rushed by the authorities to the University Veterinary Specialists, where he received treatment for alcohol poisoning.
Dimitri Brown, one of the vets who treated Maxwell, said the dog was stumbling around like a drunk person. The canine was kept under observation over the night and was transferred to an animal shelter in the morning, pending his owner’s trial.
Thomas Bloedel will also be charged with animal cruelty, and, baffling enough, with making terroristic threats. According to the officers who arrested Bloedel for DUI, during the trip to the police station, the man threatened to shoot the police officers for arresting him.
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