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NY Man Jailed After Bringing Beer To DWI Hearing

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MONTICELLO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Perhaps he was using it as evidence … against himself?

A 49-year-old  Sullivan County man was sent to jail without bail Monday after authorities said he showed up an hour and a half late for a court hearing on a felony DWI charge. If that wasn’t bad enough, Keith Gruber was intoxicated and was carrying an open can of Busch beer and had four more cans in a bag when he went through the courthouse security check, police said.

Gruber, of Swan Lake, appeared Monday before Sullivan County Judge Frank LaBuda, who asked him if he enjoyed his “liquid lunch,” The Middletown Times Herald-Record reported. Gruber said he did, then said he was sorry. LaBuda sent him to jail with no bail.

Gruber, who has prior DWI convictions, was arrested on Dec. 27 in the town of Liberty and was out on $30,000 cash bail.

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