One New York teenage driver may not have been drunk with love, but that didn’t stop her from claiming it was the reason she swerved in and out of her lane in Manhasset last Friday night.
Gianna Vigliotti, 17, claimed she had not been drinking but had been kissing a boy who was, after police pulled her over and found her blood alcohol limit to be almost twice the legal limit, Newsday reported.
According to the police report, Vigliotti told the officer, "I didn't drink! I was kissing a boy who was drunk."
Newsday reported Officer Michael Pallazzo found four bottles of beer under the passenger seat of her Volkswagen and an empty beer can in her purse.
Vigliotti was arrested and pleaded not guilty the following day. She is due in court again on June 18.
"To now have it publicized is not only embarrassing, but demeaning as well," Vigliotti's attorney, Dennis Lemke, told Newsday. "We expect it to be resolved in the near future."