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Man jailed after being caught driving drunk with 100 chickens (video)

By Mason White 1:04 PM August 4, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested, charged and convicted of drunk driving after he was caught driving drunk with one hundred chickens in his car, prosecutors in Nebraska said.

Now, 36-year-old Luis Motola-Placio, was sentenced to 180 days in jail.

The incident began when Motola-Placio was arrested by police in Grand Island, for driving with his car lights off. Motola-Placio was visibly drunk, and in the back of his car he had a cage of 100 chickens.

Only 58 of the 100 chickens were alive. The other 42 were crushed by the weight of the chickens on top. The 58 surviving chickens were taken to the Humane Society of Central Nebraska.

Motola-Placio was convicted of drunk driving and abandonment of livestock.

In addition to the 6 month prison sentence, Motola-Placio was also fined $1,000 and his driver’s license was suspended for 15 years.

Motola-Placio has a previous criminal history. He served three years in prison for shooting a man in the leg while killing a pig in his garage.