Sometimes the old saying of “Truth is stranger than fiction” is the only response. I also read this in the World Herald and was a bit stunned by the situation. About 30 years ago I had a DWI client in North Platte who was ready to cop a plea, but on the day of the 9:00 a.m. court appearance he showed up at my office “three sheets to the wind”, in no shape to appear before the local county judge. We drove over to the court house in my car; I told him to “Stay put!”; went in to the courthouse and explained the situation to the deputy county attorney; to her credit she agreed to a continuance of the appearance. When I went out to my car to tell my client he had dodged a bullet, he had disappeared. Where did I find him? Yep, in the nearest bar down the block, enjoying a cool one at 9:30 a.m. He was sober as a judge for our next court appearance . . . . .