Roundup of wacky wrongdoings from 2013

Brant County SPCA inspector Brandon James holds one of 40 ball pythons discovered by Brantford...

Brant County SPCA inspector Brandon James holds one of 40 ball pythons discovered by Brantford Police in a motel room late Thursday, August 15, 2013. (BRIAN THOMPSON/BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR/QMI Agency)

Ian Robertson, Special to the Sun

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A criminal who drove a stolen car to jail to start a sentence, a trucker wielding a toothbrush while driving, and a dead man cleared in his very-much-alive wife’s disappearance 52 years ago are among myriad strange incidents in the annual roundup of odd and wacky wrongdoings.

DRIVER’S JESUS EXCUSE WENT IN JUDGE’S ONE EAR, OUT THE OTHER

A Sarnia driver was grounded for a year and fined $1,000 after a judge refused in October to swallow his drunk-driving excuse — pouring liquor into one ear to test his theory about how Jesus healed the deaf.

Robert D. Bourque, 55, suggested the booze triggered a police breathalyzer, but the judge wasn’t interested in hearing that tall tale.

Bourque also admitted downing three earlier beers.


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