Iowa Man Eats Toilet Paper Trying To Avoid Drunk Driving Arrest

He really was three sheets to the wind.
Iowa City Police Dept.

He was trying to wipe away his criminal record.

Police in Iowa City, Iowa, said Ross McDonald took drastic steps to avoid arrest on a drunken driving charge Sunday morning. He allegedly swallowed toilet paper before taking a Breathalyzer test.

McDonald, 39, was pulled over around 3 a.m. after officers noticed he was driving the wrong way on the road, according to

Officers said McDonald seemed “extremely confused” and could not tell officers “what bar he was coming from.” He maintained that he only consumed two drinks.

McDonald's eyes were bloodshot, his speech slurry and his balance unsteady, according to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun.

Officers noted his choice of Halloween costume as well: A trench coat and "piece of cloth that looked like a penis.”

McDonald was taken to the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety’s drunken driving processing room, where he initially refused to take a breathalyzer test.

However, he changed his mind after eating a bunch of toilet paper under the mistaken assumption that it would somehow interfere with the breathalyzer, according to

The toilet paper plan didn't work. He allegedly blew a .165, more than double the state's legal limit.

McDonald was arrested and charged with third-offense drunken driving, a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison, according to

Christian Greystock

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