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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Galeton Man Charged With Drunkenness

Stumbling Home
Pennsylvania State Police have charged a Galeton, PA man with Public Drunkenness.


Justin A. Button, 22, of 39 Germania Street, Galeton, PA, was found stumbling along the fog line of Route 6, near the PennDot shed, heading towards Galeton on Sunday at 5:55 am. Upon speaking with Button, a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected.

Button will answer charges in District Court 55-4-03.

15 comments :

Anonymous said...

If he was walking home and not driving, and at least 21, why is he even going to court? Would they rather he drive home?

Anonymous said...

Dammed if you do... Dammed if you dont! Ever read Catch 22?

Anonymous said...

that's stupid at least walking you can't hurt anyone but yourself....

Anonymous said...

What happened to the time when the police would give someone a ride home?

Anonymous said...

Maybe the police worried that he was so drunk he was in danger of being hit by a car?

I mean, when the Bradford police gave someone a DIU on a bicycle everyone was so concerned about the emotional impact on someone that could have hit them. A guy even gave a story abut his cousin that committed suicide after hitting a drunk bicyclist.

This guy faced potentially the same risk, gets a slap on the hand, and you feel it was treated too harshly?

This is why we have laws. You can't simply decide to lock people up or not based on how bipolar you feel.

Anonymous said...

So not only do I have to be on the lookout for deer at 5:55am, but I should also be on guard for drunks "stumbling" along the fog line of Route 6? Make my world a safer place. Give him a fine.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me about the story here a couple weeks ago, the Northwoods urinating outside incident. BIG arrest made there too.

Anonymous said...

I love that this is news...seriously people.... only in PC!

Anonymous said...

I'll be sure to just drive next time i have an all night bender.

If I can keep it between the lines and under the limit, i won't be a target for the arrest happy cops.

God knows if i was walking on the side of the road at 6am, game over. They would pick me out and arrest me.

Walking? Driving? Either way i'm going to get arrested. Maybe the law just needs to be changed: "Alcohol only permitted in the confines of your home."

This man should have been commended for staying off the roads and given a ride. Nothing here indicates he did anything but 'stumble'.

Land of the free?
Whoever told you that is your enemy.

Anonymous said...

2:51, love the RATM ref.

and true, the guy was (probably) doing the right thing by walking. and gets nailed for doing the right thing!
Let's see legal drinkin age is 21. He's 22. so, CHECK! he's not driving so, no DUI. CHECK! walking along highway while stumbling. BUSTED! too funny.

Anonymous said...

He was only walking because he has no job or car! Otherwise he would have been driving drunk!

Anonymous said...

#1. There are LAWS against public drunkenness. And they are NOT new laws.
#2. Stumblinig along Route 6 in the dark is dangerous for the drunk but more importantly for the driver(s) who might hit him when he stumbles or passes out into the roadway.

Anonymous said...

yeah, 2:41, and people hit stumbling drunks all the time..
I guess odds are that one WOULD hit a stumbling drunk once in a while. Not because he's stumbling but just because he's there.
Do the research for me:
%age of stumbling drunks hit by travleing motorists out of all stumbling drunks stumbling.
compared to:
%age of regular ol Joe's walking or riding a bicycle that are hit out of all Joe's walking or riding a bicycle. I think you'll find the results hard to believe.

"He was only walking because he has no job or car! Otherwise he would have been driving drunk!"

ya don't say?!
Can ya prove it?

Anonymous said...

yeah, 6:13, I don't need to prove it, but very easy...ask ANYONE in the borough of Galeton about this kid, high school drop out, thug wannabe. First job EVER at age 21 was making snow at Denton Hill LAST winter! He is like a zit on the butt of Galeton. At least a zit will eventually go away. Care to know any more??
Since you must be a mathematician,
the % of stumbling drunks being hit by cars is directly proportionate to the sum that is greater than or equal to a regular ol Joe walking or riding a bicycle in the dark minus the addition of alcohol consumed by the stumbling drunk, or, %SD = {[RJ >= RJ-a]} Got it? I didn't think so!

Anonymous said...

Incorrect. You assume alcohol and stumbling is directly related to vehicle related crashes while leaving out nonalcohol stupidity stumbling related crashes.
More like:
%SD = {[RJ<= RJ-a+stupidity]}
LOL!
The point being, sober people are struck all the time running or riding bikes along fog lines. So what or who is to say that a stumbling drunk is any different that a swerving bicyclist? or runner that happens to step on a rock and lose their balance?

anyhow, the pest in Galeton is like many others. I really don't believe that the PSP should be arresting people for walking along the fog line stumbling. just my 3 cents..