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Arkansas college student juggles to prove sobriety to police

By Daniel Uria
Arkansas college student juggles to prove sobriety to police
Campus police officers asked a college student in Arkansas to juggle after pulling him over to perform a sobriety test. The officers had determined the student was sober when he said he was a magician and offered to show off his juggling skills. Screen capture/KTNV/AOL

March 7 (UPI) -- A college student in Arkansas used his juggling skills to prove his sobriety after being pulled over by a campus police officer.

Blayk Puckett, a junior at the University of Central Arkansas, was driving slowly as he left campus one night when an officer pulled him over.

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"A lot of times, especially around a college campus later in the night, the driving gets slower, especially if they almost hit a curb once, it's typical indication they might be impaired," Sgt. Keith McKay of UCA police told Arkansas Matters.

Puckett said he was driving slowly because his car had a broken tail light and the officers determined he was sober, but the license plate that read "JUGGLER" was the feature of the rear of his car that drew the officer's attention.

"I'm a magician, but I also juggle," Puckett said after the officer asked what was in his pocket.

He then used the opportunity to simultaneously show off his juggling skills and prove that he wasn't driving under the influence.

"It's just more fun when you can juggle and have more fun with the officers than a standard traffic stop that's boring and scary," Puckett said.

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McKay also noted the fun of the experience and said it was the first time he had experienced something like that at a traffic stop.

"I try to make as much fun as I can but this was absolutely the most fun I've had any time I'm treated to that," he said.

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