Man convicted of drunk driving blames beer-battered fish

John Przybyla. (Adams County Sheriff's Office)

FRIENDSHIP, Wisc. (WLUK) - 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 2014. A deputy smelled alcohol on his breath, but Przybyla 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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