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Judge: Caffeine Made Him Do It

A Moscow man whose lawyer blamed caffeine-induced psychosis for alleged hit-and-run crashes at Washington State University in December has been acquitted by reason of insanity. Whitman County Superior Court Judge David Frazier ruled today that Daniel Noble, 31, (pictured) was temporarily insane during the Dec. 9 incident and acquitted him of two felony counts of vehicular assault, two felony counts of hit-and-run and misdemeanor resisting arrest. The Lewiston Tribune reports that Frazier granted a defense motion to acquit Noble based on Noble’s attorney’s intent to use an insanity defense at trial. The two crashes injured pedestrians, Neil Waldbjorn, 19, of Malaga, Wash., and Hogun Hahm, 23, of Pullman. Each suffered a broken leg. Officers used a Taser to subdue Noble/Associated Press. More here.

Question: What horrible thing are you capable of doing while suffering a “caffeine-induced psychosis” from drinking too much coffee?


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