We've all heard of the world's dumbest criminals. There are books about it. There's even a tv show about it, on TruTV. I'll put this into the category of "I can't believe he did that".

Keith Gruber of Swan Lake, NY, was an hour and a half late for his 10:30 AM pretrial felony DWI hearing in Sullivan County Court.

It would have probably been best if the 49-year-old didn't show up at all.

That's because he stumbled into the proceeding while he was drinking on a Busch beer. Gruber, who has prior DWI convictions, was also carrying four more unopened cans of brew in a bag. I wonder if that was enough for the whole class?

Gruber apologized when Judge Frank Lubada confronted him with his "liquid lunch." But the judge still revoked Gruber's bail, and sent him straight to the always-sobering slammer. Hey-At least he apologized.

Do you think he's finally learned his lesson?

[Times Herald-Record]