Drunk man tried to 'revive' opossum
Saturday, March 27, 2010
The Associated Press
State police have charged a Jefferson County man with public drunkenness after he was seen giving mouth-to-mouth "resuscitation" to a long-dead opossum along a highway.
Trooper Jamie Levier said several witnesses saw 55-year-old Donald Wolfe, of Brookville, near the animal along Route 36 in Oliver Thursday about 3 p.m. The trooper says one person saw Mr. Wolfe kneeling before the animal and gesturing as though he were conducting a seance, while another saw the mouth-to-mouth attempt.
Trooper Levier said Mr. Wolfe was "extremely intoxicated" and "did have his mouth in the area of the animal's mouth, I guess."
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