Thursday, December 30, 2010

Drunk driver says “Ozzy Osbourne made me do it”

"Ozzy Osborne and his music made me do it."

That’s the excuse a suspected drunk driver in Solon, Ohio gave police after he was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence.

FOX 8 TV in Cleveland reports a Portage County man claims the rocker's music drove him mad on Christmas Eve.

33-year-old William Liston, of Aurora was reportedly driving erratically when spotted by Frank Klarich, of Newbury, who was driving through Solon when he came across Liston.

"A lady came up to us and said there was a driver ahead of her that was driving erratic, so we told her to get back in her car and we followed him...called 911," said Klarich.

As Liston drove erratically on Route 91, and then 422, Klarich relayed his movements to police.

"He was all over the road, bouncing from curb to curb. After he saw we were following him, that's when he accelerated and went ahead of us," Klarich told Fox 8 News.

Solon police say at one point, Liston ran an SUV off the road. The driver was not hurt.

Eventually police were able to catch up with Liston and charged him with OVI, hit-and-run and failure to control.

Witnesses are amazed that no one was hurt. "His head was bouncing around and he was losing consciousness the whole time he was driving," said Klarich.

Get more details at FOX 8 here.

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