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Man blames dog hair for alleged drunken driving accident

Feb. 23, 2011

A 51-year-old Milwaukee man said he was removing dog hair when his car mounted the curb and hit objects along it Feb. 18.

According to Wauwatosa police:

The man's vehicle mounted the curb, struck a parked car, drove along the sidewalk and hit a tree, garbage can and bench at 60th and Vliet streets at 5:01 p.m.

He had empty mini vodka bottles in his car and pockets and a bottle of compressed air in his hand. He said he had been removing dog hair from the dashboard while driving.

He was arrested for drunken driving and his BAC was 0.11. The vehicle had severe damage and was leaking fluids.

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