In our last post, we told you about a University of Georgia student who is likely to get in a lot of trouble over possessing a little pot. Unfortunately, it's likely a similar story with his UGA classmate who was arrested after trying to gain entry to an Athens bar with a fake I.D. He, too, is likely to face serious consequences after getting caught in what he likely thought was only a small transgression.
The 19-year-old student's trouble started as he was standing in line outside Bourbon Street Bar last Friday night. He was standing in line when a police officer noticed him because he was swaying as he stood, evidently indicating that he might be intoxicated.
According to the officer, when the man reached the front door, he turned away from the bouncer and opened his wallet. The officer said he could see a newer Georgia license with a vertical design but claims he saw the student pass over that identification in favor of an older, horizontally designed Georgia drivers license, which he gave to the bouncer to show that he was old enough to enter the bar.
Since no one should have two drivers' licenses, the officer approached the man and asked him about the situation. The man reportedly admitted that he was underage and that he had been drinking.
Because the officer could smell alcohol on the man's breath and because he had a fake I.D., the officer arrested him and took him to Clarke County Jail.
Once again, this man's story shows how an offense that you may think is insignificant can actually be quite a big deal and can land you in a lot of hot water.
Source: The Athens Red and Black, "Crime Notebook - University freshman arrested after attempting to enter Bourbon Street Bar with fake ID," Megan Ernst, Jan. 30, 2012