Gwinnett man shows up drunk at intoxication hearing

Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 5:51 AM
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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Police arrested a Lawrenceville man accused of showing up drunk to the city's municipal court to answer to previous public intoxication charges.

Police charged 49-year-old Phillip Ingram with being under the influence at City Hall.

It happened after an officer believed he smelled alcohol coming from Ingram Tuesday. Ingram was checking in at Lawrenceville Municipal Court on a public intoxication charge about 1 p.m.

An officer confronted Ingram and police say a breath analysis later registered his blood alcohol level at .14, nearly twice the limit for driving.

Lawrenceville police sat this is Ingrams' 13th arrest by Lawrenceville police since 2003.

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disssman
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disssman 09/16/10 - 07:48 am
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Man when I first saw the

Man when I first saw the headline I thought for sure it was a Judge or Lawyer. It really sounds like the guy is an alcoholic and can't help himself. BTW isn't alcoholic abuse a disability?

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airbud7 09/16/10 - 07:50 am
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Judge – Order in the

Judge – Order in the court

Drunk – I’ll have a scotch and soda.

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 09/16/10 - 08:07 am
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So now we know what happened

So now we know what happened to Otis of Mayberry! He moved to Lawrenceville!

mable8
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mable8 09/16/10 - 08:31 am
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It's obvious the man has a

It's obvious the man has a serious problem; he needs therapy, not jail.

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billoftt 09/16/10 - 08:31 am
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Does anyone else here

Does anyone else here envision this article to be linked into the "Weird but True" news sections of several thousand media outlets across the planet?

Ushouldnthave
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Ushouldnthave 09/16/10 - 08:49 am
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Mable, i'm sure AA will be

Mable, i'm sure AA will be part of his sentence, which is obviously a path he refused to take on his own. Jail and therapy are like a two for one special.

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MomInRC 09/16/10 - 09:09 am
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Disssman, it is considered a

Disssman, it is considered a disability, and from what I hear, it's easier to get SSI disability for alcoholism than many other illnesses, such as fibromyalgia, orthopedic injuries, etc. I do hope he gets proper help/treatment because it's obvious he needs it.

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 09/16/10 - 10:13 am
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At least he's consistent....

At least he's consistent....

Saint333
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Saint333 09/16/10 - 10:36 am
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Court ordered treatment would

Court ordered treatment would be a waste of time and money, alcoholics, like all other addicts, will not stop until the "hit rock bottom" and no judge in the country can order them to do so. It is a personnal choice, and until he makes it, he will likely be spending time in jail.

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Quack Quack Quack 09/16/10 - 01:16 pm
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Lucky for him most jails, and

Lucky for him most jails, and prison offer AA, and no happy-hour.

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dougk 09/16/10 - 01:54 pm
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Otis died in 1994.

Unpublished

Otis died in 1994.

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Riverman1 09/16/10 - 03:18 pm
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He wasn't driving and not

He wasn't driving and not acting drunk that we know of. So what's the charge? Obviously, this man is obviously an alcoholic who needs help, but an officer smelling alcohol on someone in public is not a cause for arrest. It's not against the law to be in public after drinking as long as you are not a "public drunk."

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