Man tells cops 'everyone drives drunk' on New Year's Eve

VINELAND, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a southern New Jersey man cited for drunken driving on New Year's Eve claimed he shouldn't be charged because it's a time when "everyone drives drunk."

According to a police report, Daniel Pratts was stopped around midnight after an officer saw him go through a stop sign in Vineland.

The Daily Journal ( http://vineland.dj/1tP0pYz ) reports that Pratts performed poorly in roadside sobriety testing and was taken to police headquarters for processing. According to the police report, while there, he told another officer, "It's New Year's Eve, everyone drives drunk."

Pratts also was cited for refusal to take a breath test and reckless driving. A telephone number for him could not be located Wednesday.

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Information from: The (Vineland, N.J.) Daily Journal, http://www.thedailyjournal.com

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