Perhaps the folks in this guy’s family need to hit up A&E’s Intervention:
A Norfolk man turned up drunk for his sentencing in Madison County district court here, registering a blood-alcohol content of four times the legal limit.
Daniel E. Harris, 46, was wheeled into the courtroom in a special chair with soft restraints around his hands and feet that resembled seatbelts. He was unconscious but breathing at that time. Kube said Harris had slipped and fallen in the courthouse parking lot. The Madison County sheriff’s office was able to administer a preliminary breath test before he passed out. The breathalyzer level indicated was .323. Legal intoxication is .08.
Madison County sheriff’s office deputies were monitoring Harris closely during the short time he was in the courtroom. Judge James Kube ordered Harris be transported by ambulance to Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk so he could be medically evaluated. A Madison County sheriff’s office deputy was to escort him there.
In the event that Harris wasn’t taken into emergency protective custody, his bond was revoked and he would then be detained at the Madison County jail.
Kube ordered Harris’ sentencing on his conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol (.15 grams or more)-third offense be continued until Monday. In that case, officers had pulled him over for a stop sign violation and noticed Harris’ slurred speech and hazy eyes. According to the police report, Harris was having a tough time standing up and walking. His blood-alcohol content tested at that time reached .315.
Sounds like this guy needs to be taken to rehab PRONTO!!! SMH.