TheSmokingGun After being arrested for drunk driving, a Halloween reveler wearing only a trench coat and “a piece of cloth that looked like a penis” attempted to eat toilet paper in a bid to foil a Breathalyzer test, Iowa police report. Cops yesterday pulled over Ross McDonald, 39, after they spotted him driving the wrong way on an Iowa City street around 3 AM. According to a criminal complaint, McDonald was “extremely confused” and could not tell officers “what bar he was coming from.” McDonald, who claimed to have consumed two drinks, had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and unsteady balance, cops noted. He also appeared to be dressed in a “flasher” costume: “Def was only wearing a trench coat and a piece of cloth that looked like a penis.” Upon arrival at the police precinct, McDonald “attempted to eat toilet paper, thinking it would mess with” the Breathalyzer. McDonald had initially refused the breath test, but “changed his mind after attempting to eat the toilet paper.” Despite McDonald’s cunning plan, his blood alcohol content was measured at .165, twice the legal limit. Since McDonald has prior drunk driving convictions, he was hit with a felony charge carrying a maximum five-year prison sentence. Seen in the above mug shot, McDonald was released from jail yesterday afternoon after posting $5000 bond.
Ross McDonald was obviously a flasher for Halloween, as he was dressed in nothing but a trenchcoat and a fake penis, which made for an awkward traffic stop when he was pulled over by police. I also find it hilarious that people think that they can mess with the breathalyzer test, and I have heard of people trying to blow into the breathalyzer with pennies or peanut butter in their mouths to foil the test (neither of which work), but eating toilet paper to mess with the breathalyzer is a new technique to me. I guess McDonald thought that, if he ate enough toilet paper, it would absorb the alcohol in his system? To no surprise, it did not work, and he was arrested for DUI with a stomach full of toilet paper and a fake penis attached to him on Halloween night.