It's like a tradition. Last year's idiot was 18-year-old James Miller. This year's idiot: 19-year-old Nebraskan Matthew Nieveen, who was arrested on Halloween for driving with a BAC twice the legal limit. While wearing a breathalyzer costume.
It was Nieveen's second DUI offense, though presumably the first wasn't nearly as ironic. The Lincoln Journal Star reports:
According to a police report, he was driving a 1992 Ford F-150 northbound on 33rd Street between Holdrege and Huntington when an officer saw the truck rapidly accelerate and cross the center line several times. The officer stopped the truck at 37th and Huntington, the report states.
The officer said Nieveen had watery eyes and slurred speech and smelled like alcohol. Police found a bottle of vodka, a half-full bottle of Mountain Dew and vodka and several cans and bottles of beer in the truck.
"He was dressed as a PBT (preliminary breath testing) alcohol sensor and had been attending a Halloween party prior to the stop," the report says.
Perhaps next Halloween he'll be dressed up in an orange jumpsuit. [Journal Star]