If you get pulled over and you’re concerned that you may have had too many drinks, you have a few good options: You can admit it right away, refuse to answer questions until you’ve spoken to a lawyer (which will almost certainly mean you’ll be taken to jail), or comply with the roadside tests and hope for the best. One thing you absolutely should NOT do is drink a ton of AXE body spray in view of the police officers walking up to your car.
Alas, this is what Rock, Hill South Carolina police say 45-year-old Patrick David Butler did last week after officers pulled him over. WBTV reports officers began following Butler after they saw him swerve unexpectedly; when he made several more erratic moves, officers pulled him over.
As they approached his vehicle, the officers reportedly saw Butler “actively spraying AXE body spray into this mouth.” When they asked him what he was doing, he claimed he was spraying himself with the cologne from “head to toe.”
Later, Butler admitted having “two beers and a shot of Jack Daniels while watching football,” according to the police report. Rock Hill police said he also subsequently failed three field sobriety tests and had a BAC of 0.13, which is 0.05 over the legal limit.
Butler was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.