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N.Y. DWI suspect comes to court drunk

March 23, 2011 at 3:02 PM   |   Comments

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.

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