A 28-year-old Southington man found driving toward a hospital detoxification program while drinking vodka was trying to qualify for admission, according to Middletown Police.
On Jan. 20, Ryan J. Clynes, 28, of Farmstead Road, Southington, was near an idling Chevrolet Malibu on Pearl Street near Liberty arguing with the driver outside, then both got inside and drove on Pearl to Washington then stopped the car inside the intersection, according to police.
The report says Clynes smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking vodka while driving because he was on he way to a Connecticut Valley Hospital inpatient program. "They told me they won't take me unless I have something in my system," the reports Clynes as saying. Clynes managed to pass his sobriety tests, police say.
Police couldn't find the bottle of alcohol Clynes was referring to.
He was charged with failure to obey a control signal, and drinking while operating a motor vehicle.