A Tyler, Texas man arrived at the courthouse ready for jury duty this week intoxicated and with a beer poured into a Coca-Cola cup. If the man was attempting to avoid jury duty, it didn’t end well.
The Tyler Morning Telegraph reported the 23-year-old was quickly arrested. Deputies say that the court staff reported he was sluggishly walking around and slurring his speech.
The man reportedly left the jury room and then the building, appearing unstable. He then attempted to re-enter the courthouse when deputies stopped him. He then turned the Coca-Cola cup over to the deputies.
After a strong smell of alcohol wafted from the man, deputies asked him what was in the cup, the affidavit shows. He confirmed it was alcohol. He was then arrested for public intoxication and booked in the County Jail and held on a $260 bond.
The man had been arrested earlier in the year for public intoxication and driving under the influence.