I'm fascinated to read of the excuse used by a young lady pulled over for drunk driving.
They say a lover's kiss can be intoxicating.
Gianna Vigliotti, who was pulled over by police as she swerved in and out of her lane on Northern Boulevard in Manhasset Friday night, said that's exactly what happened to her, according to court documents.
After the 17-year-old from Glen Cove recorded a .15 percent blood-alcohol level in a portable breath test - nearly the twice the legal limit of .08 percent - she told the officer who pulled her over, "I didn't drink! I was kissing a boy who was drunk," according to the police report.
It made no difference to Officer Michael Pallazzo whether Vigliotti's speech was slurred from smooching or from swigging. When he found four full beer bottles under the passenger seat of her Volkswagen and an empty beer can in her purse, he placed her under arrest, court documents said.
She pleaded not guilty the following day, and was released to probation without bail. She is next due in court June 18.
You know, to get enough alcohol from a kiss to give her a blood-alcohol content of 0.15%, I daresay it'd have to be just about the deepest kiss ever invented - deep enough, in fact, to suction the alcohol out of the kisser's stomach!
Somehow I don't think the court's going to buy this excuse . . .