July 31, 2014

March 1998 - Did They Really Say That?

From Keith D. Lemons of Fort Worth, this excerpt from his deposition in an automobile accident case where the defendant - who allegedly had "been drinking and strongly smelled of brew, not Brut" - offered a rather odoriferous excuse.

Q. Had you done anything or been anywhere that would cause anyone to believe that you had been drinking?

A. No.

Q. Were you nervous enough at the time of the accident to act like you were drunk or do you think you were?

A. I don't think I was acting drunk.

Q. Okay. Were you tumbling?

A. No.

Q. Okay. Did you smell like alcohol?

A. No. I smelled like cologne.

Q. What kind of cologne do you use?

A. Brut

Q. But you hadn't dashed yourself that much to where it was, I don't know how to say it, odoriferous?

A. It may have been intoxicating to someone else, the amount, but not to me it wasn't.

Q. Okay. So if anybody smelled you that night, your opinion would be they smelled Brut?

A. Yes, sir.