Unlike some folks out there, The Juice is not about denigrating women. The “dog” in question is actually a dog.
As reported by The Helena Independent Record: At about 11:30 p.m. [on March 1], East Helena police responded to a report of an intoxicated dog being cared for at Smith’s Bar and found Arly II, a Pomeranian or Pomeranian cross, who could not walk a straight line and kept falling over when placed on the floor, according to an affidavit filed by police in District Court.
An intoxicated person who claimed part ownership of the 20-pound dog told police that ]Todd Harold] Schrier [age 49] had given the dog about a “to-go cup of vodka,” police wrote.
Police took the dog to Alpine Animal Clinic, where veterinarian Dr. Michelle Richardson drew blood and sent it to St. Peter’s Hospital, which found a blood-alcohol level of 0.348 percent. The legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.
Richardson said alcohol affects dogs similar to the way it affects humans. An alcohol level of 0.4 percent can be fatal in humans.
What about Mr. Schrier?
Police caught up with Schrier at the VFW in East Helena and say they found a bag of hydrocodone pills on the ground outside where he had been standing smoking, leading to the [felony] drug charge. He is also on probation for a pair of previous drug charges.
Schrier is in the city-county jail with bail at $30,000. He is scheduled for an initial appearance in District Court today.
Looks like Arly II will have the last laugh.