Man arrested for DWI says 'I drank too much because the Jets suck!'

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A man arrested for a drunk driving crash in New Jersey last weekend gave officers a bonkers excuse for his drunkenness and the accident that followed: the continuing suckage of the New York Jets.

Christopher Greyshock, a 57-year-old man from West Milford, New Jersey, was arrested after rear-ending a car and injuring two people on Sunday, a short time after the Jets had been soundly thwacked by the Buffalo Bills 41-10. The North Jersey Record reported that police were called to the scene of an accident that had taken place at 5:15 p.m., and two people were being treated by paramedics when they arrived.

The Bills beating the Jets on Sunday led a man to blame the Jets for his excessive drunkenness and subsequent drunk driving crash. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
The Bills beating the Jets on Sunday led a man to blame the Jets for his excessive drunkenness and subsequent drunk driving crash. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
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As officers approached Greyshock, Capt. Larry Martin told the Pascack Valley Daily Voice that Greyshock was “staggering and swaying,” nearly falling into traffic and unable to stand up straight. Greyshock also had liquid stains on his pants and officers could smell liquor on his breath, so they administered a field sobriety test. Unsurprisingly, Greyshock failed. After he failed the test, he gave the officers his reason for being so drunk.

“I drank too much because the Jets suck!”

The Jets being terrible may be a reason to drink, but it’s not a reason to drink and drive. (In fact, there are zero reasons to drink and drive.) And the officers definitely weren’t impressed, because they arrested him. They searched his car and found a bottle of bourbon by the front seat that was three-quarters full, as well as a small amount of marijuana and two packages of rolling papers.

Greyshock was charged with assault by auto, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Greyshock learned the hard way that if you’re going to watch a bad football team, have someone hide the alcohol. Or at least have someone hide the car keys.

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Liz Roscher is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at lizroscher@yahoo.com or follow her on Twitter at @lizroscher.

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