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Cops: Driver runs into DUI trouble a day after turning 21

Published 7:52 am, Friday, April 4, 2014
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An Ohio man got an unexpected 21st birthday gift from police: Arrest for driving under the influence.

Thomas Crotty, who has a local address on Fairfield Beach Road, but lives in Cincinnati, was driving south on Reef Road around 1 a.m. Thursday morning. Crotty had turned 21 years old a day earlier.

According to the report, Crotty pulled into the 7-Eleven convenience store parking lot and approached a police officer working an outside job and asked the officer for help changing a tire.

Crotty did have a flat front tire, but the officer also determined that he had been drinking alcohol. according to the report. He failed field sobriety tests, police said, and was released on a $50 bond.