DM – The end of daylight saving led to an unusual situation for one Ohio man when he was arrested for two separate drunk driving incidents at the same time on the same day by the same police officer. Niles Gammons, 22, was arrested twice for the same offence on the same day at the same time by the same police officer. Niles Gammons, 22, was pulled over by Sergeant Dave Reese for driving while intoxicated at 1:08 a.m. on Sunday and then released from Urbana police station with a summons to appear in court later this week. However, because the clocks had gone back an hour later at 1:08 a.m. Sergeant Dave Reese arrested Gammons again for driving under the influence just a block from the Urbana station and issued him with his second ticket of the night. According to a statement from police, Sgt. Reese initially observed Gammons driving the wrong direction down a one-way alley in the 100 block of North Walnut Street. Sergeant Dave Reese reported that when he sought to have Gammons perform a Breathalyser test, ‘I could hear that he had something in his mouth.’ As it happened, Gammons’s mouth was packed with pennies. ’I then advised Niles that pennies in the mouth were a myth and that it did not help in taking a breath test,’ said Reese.

At 1:08 a.m. ‘exactly one hour after the first stop’, Reese was leaving a car park one block from the station when he a vehicle ‘backed out of a spot rapidly and nearly collided with my cruiser,’ said the police officer. The staggered official realised that Gammons was the driver behind the wheel. ’I asked Niles why he was driving, because he was under suspension and still intoxicated,’ said Sgt. Reese. Gammons is reported by the SmokingGun.Com to have replied that ‘his friend that picked him up dropped him off and refused to take him home.’  The 22-year-old man was again arrested for drunk driving because his blood alcohol was .109 and released with a ticket stamped for 1:08 a.m.

First of all, has anyone ever heard of the pennies in your mouth thing to pass a breathalyzer? Is that real? Are there really people out there who eat their change tray when they see the blue lights behind them? I don’t understand what kind of chemical reaction that would cause to lower your BAC. Maybe it was invented by a Jew so he could smuggle pennies into jail and get his fix behind bars.

Anyway, tough night for Niles Gammons. The worst part for him is that if his DUI’s hadn’t happened at the exact same time, this is a non-story. But by some crazy coincidence he gets arrested at 1:08 am twice and now his mugshot is all over the internet. Rough. He could probably use some better friends too. You know, like the kind that will drive you all the way home instead of dropping your drunk ass back off at your car immediately after you just got out of jail for a DUI. But I guess with gas prices these days you gotta be conservative.