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Apr 10, 2014 12:43 PM by Dave Fields

Oregon man accused of DUI makes unfortunate wardrobe choice

CORVALLIS, Ore. - A 21-year-old Oregon man, arrested early Sunday morning for DUI, possibly could be second-guessing his wardrobe choices depicted in his unfortunate mugshot.

Ross McMakin, of Philomath, Ore., was booked on multiple charges including driving under the influence of intoxicants, reports station KEZI, an ABC affiliate.

McMakin, donning a profanity-laced "Drunk as Sh**" t-shirt, smiled for the camera at Benton County Jail, but what he is alleged to have done prior to that mugshot is no laughing matter.

If only McMakin had heeded his girlfriend's reported advice, according to the station, not to drive his 1994 Ford Ranger after the consumption of alcohol. McMakin's girlfriend tried to take his keys and had agreed to drive, but was unable to operate the manual transmission vehicle, police said. She said that McMakin got behind the wheel instead of her and proceeded to drive in the wrong lane, drive on the sidewalk, and hit a parked car. According to police, McMakin became agitated, threw his girlfriend down, choked her, and then got back into his vehicle to drive away.

CPD apprehended McMakin after a traffic stop. McMakin's other charges, besides DUI, include reckless driving, reckless endangerment, harassment, and strangulation.

McMakin is facing multiple charges including strangulation, DUII, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, and harassment.

According to the local arrest reports, McMakin's blood alcohol level was recorded above 0.2 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit to drive. McMakin's girlfriend reported minor injuries, but refused medical attention, the reports said.

 

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