BERRIEN CO., GA (WALB) - A Berrien County man was out of jail Friday night after showing up to his court appearance drunk on a scooter.
The Berrien County Sheriff's Office said 62 year old Wallace Chaney was supposed to be arraigned on a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge Thursday.
While he was waiting in the court room, other people in the courtroom at the time alerted court security that he smelled heavily of alcohol. He was given a breathalyzer after consenting to take the test and was subsequently arrested for public drunkenness.
"I was standing pretty close and I could tell by the aroma in the area that it was pretty bad. The handheld alcasensor led us to point one four grams of alcohol per liter," said Berrien County Sheriff Anthony Heath.
Because of his arrest, Chaney's arraignment was continued until October.