facebook
twitter
search
search

N.Y. DWI suspect comes to court drunk

March 23, 2011 at 3:02 PM

MONTICELLO, N.Y., March 23 (UPI) -- A New York state judge ordered a drunken driving suspect who showed up to court intoxicated with a bag full of beer to be held without bail.

Authorities said Keith Gruber, 49, of Swan Lake, arrived for his 10:30 a.m. Monday pretrial hearing in Judge Frank LaBuda's courtroom in Monticello holding an open can of Busch beer and carrying a bag containing four more cans, the Times Herald-Record of Middletown reported Wednesday.

"It was obvious he was intoxicated," LaBuda said of Gruber, who is facing a felony driving-while-intoxicated charge.

Gruber, who has previous DWI convictions and was out on $30,000 bail at the time of his Monday court appearance, was ordered held without bail.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
TrumpDonald.org lets visitors blow trumpet at Donald Trump
Group recreates 'Mario Kart' video game at UK mall
Vermont tattoo shop offers free Bernie Sanders tattoos
Star-studded Super Bowl 2016 commercials
Farmer knits Denver Broncos sweaters for 150 baby goats