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Lessons in getting out of jury duty

jury-box.jpgHere in the U.S., we have few civic obligations. Try not to break the law. Pay your taxes. Help throw your peers in jail. But that last one, man, people just don’t like to do it. I’ve heard of all sorts of ways people try to get out of jury duty, but it usually backfires. But John Peter Shevetz, he figured the trick out.

Show up to court blitzed out of your head!

The irony, of course, is that Shevetz was so drunk he wasn’t even in the courtroom when it was announced that the defendant had pleaded out his case. Instead, Shevetz was found drunkenly hanging out in the judge’s chambers. Which got him promptly arrested and charged with public intoxication. So now he gets a jury all his own!