Cops: Man blames alcohol breath on kissing

Was it in her kiss?

After being pulled over in Athens on suspicion of driving under the influence, a Roswell man told police the alcohol on his breath came from kissing a girl.

An officer observed Davis Lee Bennett, 19, driving his blue BMW on Oconee Street. He failed to maintain his lane and crossed the double yellow lines several times, according to an incident report.

Officer J. King said he immediately smelled the odor of alcohol when he pulled Bennett over. But Bennett told the officer he had had nothing to drink, according to the report.

The officer then asked why he could smell alcohol on the young man's breath. "He told me it was because he was making out with some girl," King said.

After several failed field sobriety tests and a breath test that registered a blood-alcohol level of .2, which is twice the legal limit, Bennett finally admitted he had had two beers, according to the incident report.

He was arrested and cited for DUI, improper driving, and underage possession of alcohol.

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