An Oregon man pressed his luck one too many times and spent the night in a Nebraska detox cell after twice mistaking a police station for a casino and asking authorities for blackjack chips.
The Lincoln Journal Star (Man taken to detox after thinking police station was casino) reports the 21-year-old man approached the University of Nebraska-Lincoln police station front desk after a college (external - login to view) football game Saturday night. He left after a staffer told him it was a police station but returned a few minutes later.
That's when an officer administered a blood alcohol test, which registered at .273 percent — more than triple the state's legal driving limit.
Police took him into protective custody while he sobered up. A police sergeant said the man had not committed a crime and was not arrested.
Oregon man looking for Neb. casino gets detox stay (external - login to view)