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Okla. Man Arraigned on DUI Falls Down Drunk in Front of Judge, Say Police

Oklahoma Man Being Arraigned on DUI Charges Falls Down Drunk in Front of Judge, Says Police

Mark Watson (Washington County Jail)

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (CBS/KWTV) A 41-year-old Bartlesville man being arraigned for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, driving under suspension and assault on a police officer was re-arrested…after he allegedly fell down  drunk in front of the judge.

Mark Watson was in Washington County District Court Monday facing a slew of drunk driving-related charges when he fell down during his arraignment, reports CBS affiliate KWTV.

Shortly thereafter, sheriff’s deputies administered a breathalyzer test and determined that, sure enough, Watson was anything but sober.

Bartlesville police say the initial charges against Watson stemmed from his arrest early Monday morning after he had reportedly been involved in a hit and run.

When questioned around 2:30 a.m., the suspect reportedly told officers, “I’m —– drunk, I was driving but I did not run the stop sign. That —- hit me.”

The probable cause affidavit goes on to say that after refusing to take a blood or breath test, Watson gave officers another string of garbled English and expletives.

“I ain’t taking no —— test. I’m —— drunk. I’m blind anyways and I can’t drive.”

Just like with his alleged swan dive in front of the judge, Watson did not stand a chance.

During the arrest, police say he also kicked an officer.

The Washington County D.A.’s office is expected to file additional charges following Monday’s court appearance.

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