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That Open Container Citation Isn’t Looking So Bad In The Light Of Day, Is It?

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When making a decision, one component is often something like this: “What is the worst thing that will happen to me if I do this?” This gent certainly did not make that calculation before he made this recent decision, as reported by North Country Now (Potsdam, New York):

Potsdam police report that at 2:08 a.m. Thursday, an officer saw [MD] walking on Main Street with an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

Hey, not so fast with the jumping to conclusions. Okay, so it was probably the right conclusion, but still …

“Patrol made contact with [MD] who refused to obey the officer’s orders which was to stop walking away from the officer. [MD] was then escorted to the ground by patrol and was placed into custody. [MD] was transported to the Potsdam Police Department where he was processed and released on appearance tickets for the listed charges,” then department’s blotter report said.

Doh! Should’ve just taken the open container citation! That could have been the worst thing that happened to him. But it was not to be.

[MD], 28, of Potsdam, [was] charged with resisting arrest after allegedly refusing an officer’s order to stop walking away with a presumed open container of alcohol.

Oh, so now it’s “presumed” to be alcohol? Here’s the story.

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