WAYNESBORO, Va. - Waynesboro police say the smell of booze wasn't the only stink they noticed during a drunken driving arrest.
Sgt. Brian Edwards says the arresting officer also detected a "strong odor of skunk" coming from the van driven Sunday by 40-year-old Efrain Alvarez. Upon further investigation, the officer discovered a dead skunk in a plastic bag hanging from the van's back windshield wiper, which was in motion even though it wasn't raining.
The Daily News Leader ( http://bit.ly/W4a4Dr) reports Alvarez told police he killed the skunk because it was killing his chickens, and he was looking for a receptacle to dispose of the malodorous corpse.
Edwards says Alvarez had a blood-alcohol content of .15. He was taken to Middle River Regional Jail, where an official said Monday that Alvarez had been released.
Information from: The Daily News Leader, http://www.newsleader.com
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