Ironically costumed youth was over the limit

The arrest of 19-year-old Matthew Nieveen for second-offense driving under the influence might have been unremarkable – were it not for his choice of Halloween costume.

According to the police report, the young man was pulled over in a 1992 Ford F150 as he drove north on 33rd Street between Holdrege and Huntington in Lincoln, Ohio. When the officeer stopped Nieveen’s vehicle, he noted that the teenager had watery eyes, was slurring, and smelled strongly of booze. A search of his car revealed a bottle of vodka, several cans and bottles of beer and a half-empty bottle of Mountain Dew.

The officer also took note of his costume:

He was dressed as a PBT (preliminary breath testing) alcohol sensor and had been attending a Halloween party prior to the stop

The police took the ironically costumed teen to Cornhusker Place, where his blood alcohol level was recorded as being more than twice the legal limit of .08 BAC, which is infinitely higher than the legal limit of zero that applies to minors.

Nieveen also received citations for open container violation and negligent driving before he was released to detox staff.


C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and a reporter at large for We Interrupt and Uberreview. He currently resides in the Japanese countryside approximately two hours from Tokyo - where he has spent the better part of a decade testing his hypothesis that Japan is neither as quirky nor as interesting as others would have you believe.
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