Jury doesn't buy 'beer battered fish' excuse for OWI

John Przybyla (Adams Co. Sheriff's Dept./WSAW-TV)

A man who claimed he smelled like alcohol because he had just eaten beer battered fish was convicted of drunk driving Monday by an Adams County jury.

John Przybyla, 76, was pulled over in October 2014. The deputy smelled alcohol on his breath, but he claimed it was from the beer in the batter of the fish.

The jury convicted him Monday of 10th offense operating while intoxicated and operating with a revoked license, according to online court records. No sentencing date was set.

A blood test revealed a blood alcohol level of .042 - far above the limit for someone with multiple drunk driving offenses.

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