Pair Seeking Leniency Allegedly Drunk Before Judge

(AP) A southeastern Pennsylvania man and woman seeking leniency on public drunkenness fines he hasn't paid have now been cited for public drunkenness in the judge's office. The pair visited District Judge Rodney Hartman's office in New Holland on Wednesday. They were responding to a warrant notice over fines the man owes for an October public drunkenness conviction. He said he didn't have money to pay.

Someone noticed that the two appeared drunk at the judge's office. Police gave Breathalyzer tests and say the two had blood-alcohol levels far above the legal limits for driving.

The boyfriend and girlfriend both pleaded guilty to new charges of public drunkenness. They were released in custody of a relative.

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Information from: Intelligencer Journal, http://www.lancasteronline.com/pages/paper/sundaynews/

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