Kittery man allegedly drunk during court appearance for drunken driving

Posted Sept. 28, 2011, at 10:57 a.m.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Authorities say a man facing a drunken driving charge showed up for his court hearing intoxicated.

Police say that Robert Will of Kittery, Maine, was given a portable breath test when he arrived at court in Portsmouth, N.H., on Tuesday to answer to charges including driving while intoxicated and driving with an open container of alcohol. Based on his blood alcohol concentration, the probable cause hearing was rescheduled.

“You have to be sober,” when appearing in court, Will’s attorney, James Loring, told The Portsmouth Herald.

Will was pulled over on June 10. Police say he did not have a valid license and had an open container of alcohol.

He was freed on $1,000 bail and ordered by a judge to refrain from alcohol and driving.