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"Ozzy Osbourne...Made Me Do It!" Ohio Man Blames Singer for Traffic Arrest

Ozzy Osbourne (AP Photo, file) Joel Ryan

Ohio Man Blames Ozzy Osbourne For Traffic Arrest
Ozzy Osbourne (AP Photo, file)

CLEVELAND (CBS/AP) Sure, blame all your troubles on the Prince of Darkness.

An Ohio drunk-driving suspect is blaming his arrest on heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne.

William Liston was arrested Christmas eve in suburban Cleveland. Fox station WJW-TV says he told police officers, "Ozzy Osbourne and his music made me do it."

Liston is awaiting arraignment. He's due  in court Tuesday on a charge of operating a vehicle while impaired.

In an unrelated case, Liston pleaded not guilty Thursday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court in a November break-in at a medical office. He was released on bond in that case.

Osbourne's hits as lead singer of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath and as a solo artist include "Paranoid" and "Road to Nowhere."

Any resemblance between Osbourne and the allegedly drunk-driving Liston is purely coincidental.

  • Edecio Martinez

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