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Facing DWI charge, man complains police won’t share liquor

March 5, 2019
This booking photo provided by the Morganton Department of Public Safety shows Kyle Ryan Elliott, who was charged with drunken driving in Morganton, N.C. on Saturday, March 2, 2019. A police report says that Elliott complained that an officer wouldn’t share a bottle of Fireball Whiskey in his patrol car, saying: "You could have shared; I`m already drunk.” (Morganton Department of Public Safety via AP)

MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) — Police say a North Carolina man wasn’t just caught driving drunk — he also complained that an officer wouldn’t share a bottle of liquor.

A police report says officers saw Kyle Ryan Elliott driving away from a Morganton sports bar early Saturday with his girlfriend as she vomited out of his truck.

Elliott told an officer he was taking her to get diabetes medicine. A medic later cleared her at the scene.

Police say Elliott failed breath tests and was put in a patrol car, where he saw a bottle of Fireball Whiskey confiscated from someone else. The report says he told the officer: “You could have shared; I’m already drunk.”

Elliott was charged with DWI. A man who answered his phone Tuesday hung up on a reporter.