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REPORT: Louisville man tells cops he's too drunk to fly planes

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Thomas Humphreys (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Thomas Humphreys (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say a man they found staggering on Baxter Avenue wanted a ride to Bowman Field, but decided against it because he was in "no condition" to fly airplanes.

According to an arrest report, officers were called to the Speedway gas station on Bardstown Road, near Grinstead Drive, shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday. Police say they received a report of a man harassing employees and refusing to leave.

Police say they found 50-year-old Thomas J. Humphreys riding his bicycle down Baxter Avenue. He allegedly was having trouble keeping his balance and was "bouncing on and off the curb, trying to stay in the roadway." He was "highly intoxicated," according to an arrest report, and admitted that he had been drinking.

As he was being arrested, he allegedly told police, "I would have you take me to Bowman Field, and not to jail, but I'm in no condition to fly planes right now."

Police say Humphreys was, "a clear danger to himself and/or others" and charged him with alcohol intoxication in a public place.

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