Mark Perry, an NCAA champion wrestler with the Iowa Hawkeyes, developed an unusual way to prepare for finals at the school: party hard. Perry also enjoyed the fun police ride to the jail. Story in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
The court ordered Perry to pay $182 in fines and court costs. Perry won the 165-pound title last month at the NCAA Tournament.
According to Iowa City police:
It was about 12:56 a.m. when officers responded to Muscatine and Iowa avenues for a report of a man standing in the street and yelling profanities. Officers arrived to find Perry, 22, of Coralville, standing in the street with his arms crossed and yelling. Perry told officers he was drinking downtown and at multiple house parties.
Police said Perry smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and had trouble keeping his balance. Perry also had a small abrasion on his right foreman and told officers he did not know how he got it. Once in the patrol car, Perry was singing and rambling. A post-arrest breath test showed Perry's blood-alcohol level at .20, more than twice the legal limit of .08.
So what is this public, non-driving 'legal limit' of alcohol, of which they speak?
Wonder what Iowa assistant wrestling coach Dan Gable will say about this?