A drunk hearse driver has been arrested in the western German town of Krefeld after biting a police officer taking him in for an alcohol test, police said on Monday.
Police had called for a hearse at a funeral home to transport a body to the cemetery.
“The hearse driver nearly fell over when he got out of the car. Then he had to hold onto everything he could find as he stumbled to the house,” said police spokesman Dietmar Greger.
Police decided to take the man to the station to test his blood-alcohol level, but when they tried to get him out of their car he started a fight and bit an officer several times in the hand.
The man was confined to a cell until he sobered up and has been charged with civil disorder and drunk driving.