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July 17, 2014 7:19 am

Drunks come to cops, end up behind bars

Written by Tom Lawrence

When most people are drinking, the last thing they want to see is someone wearing a badge.

However, there are exceptions.

A Powell man who “went into a catatonic state” at the Powell Law Enforcement Center Tuesday afternoon was arrested for public intoxication.

Larry Brady, 35, came to the station to “discuss an issue with an officer,” according to Powell Police Chief Roy Eckerdt. But Brady was “extremely intoxicated,” the chief said, and ended up behind bars, in part for his own good. He was still in custody Wednesday morning.

Eckerdt said he’s never surprised when people come to the station drunk, on drugs or with drugs in their possession. Some are too out of it to know better; others forget what’s in their pockets, and some just need help, he said.

When people feel they need assistance, they can come to the Law Enforcement Center, Eckerdt said. But if they are simply buzzed, they may end up getting arrested.

Just ask Daniel K. Adamson.

The Wheatland man came to the Wyoming Highway Patrol headquarters in Cheyenne for a vehicle identification number (VIN) inspection Tuesday morning. Troopers detected a strong smell of alcohol. Adamson, 58, soon found out he was the one being inspected.

An impaired driving investigation began, according to a press release, and Adamson was placed under arrest for driving while under the influence of alcohol.

In the release, the Wyoming Highway Patrol reminds people of its “zero-tolerance” stance on impaired driving, and that you will be arrested and go to jail if you chose to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

“Even if you come to us,” the release concluded.

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