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Opening Arguments

Drinking gam

A Carthage man demonstrates the wrong way to show up for a court hearing:

Authorities said they smelled alcohol on the breath of Daniel R. Lucas, 38, at a Monday hearing stemming from his March 2009 conviction on drunken driving and resisting-law-enforcement charges. Tests confirmed he had been drinking, and Judge Bob Witham ordered him jailed for 15 days.

But perhaps we should cut this model citizen a break -- he said the alcohol in his system was "remnants left over from (Sunday's) Colts football game." What'd he do, have a shot and a beer on every first down?