October 27, 2008 / 5:20 PM / 9 years ago

Man drives drunk to protest drunk driving charge

VIENNA (Reuters) - An Austrian man, charged with drink driving, drove to a police station to complain about the charge whilst drunk, officials said on Monday.

The 65-year-old had his driving license and car keys first taken away from him on Sunday after driving while over the alcohol limit in the northern city of Linz.

He then went home, picked up his spare car keys, went back to the abandoned car and drove to police headquarters to explain why he was unhappy with the charge.

“When the driver tried to show police officers what had happened the first time, they detected he was still under the influence of alcohol,” police said in a statement. The driver was charged a second time.

Reporting by Alexandra Zawadil; Writing by Sylvia Westall; Editing by Jon Boyle

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