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Oregon man looking for Neb. casino gets detox stay

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — 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 reports the 21-year-old man approached the University of Nebraska-Lincoln police station front desk after a college 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.


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