'I'm already drunk': Morganton man complains police won't share liquor during arrest

Photo Courtesy: Morganton Herald

MORGANTON, N.C. — Police say a North Carolina man wasn't just caught driving drunk - he also complained that an officer wouldn't share a bottle of liquor.

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A police report says officers saw Kyle Ryan Elliott driving away from a Morganton sports bar early Saturday with his girlfriend as she vomited out of his truck.

Elliott told an officer he was taking her to get diabetes medicine. A medic later cleared her at the scene.

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Police say Elliott failed breath tests and was put in a patrol car, where he saw a bottle of Fireball Whiskey confiscated from someone else. The report says he told the officer: "You could have shared; I'm already drunk."

Elliott has been charged with DWI.

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