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'Wizard of Oz' Tin Man Busted for Driving Drunk in New York: Police

Troopers say his blood-alcohol content was 0.19 percent, more than twice the legal limit

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    'Wizard of Oz' Tin Man Busted for Driving Drunk in New York: Police
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    Nicholas Sherman, 31, was still wearing his Tin Man makeup when he was arrested, authorities say.

    A man hired to portray the Tin Man in "Wizard of Oz" author L. Frank Baum's upstate New York hometown was still in his character's makeup when his mug shot was taken after a drunken driving arrest. 

    State police say troopers responded last Sunday to a report of an intoxicated man on private property in the Madison County town of Sullivan, just east of Syracuse. The homeowner says the man had driven to the home with another person and was asked to leave. 

    Police say the 31-year-old driver, identified as Nicholas Sherman, of Cortland, told troopers he had just left a business in the nearby village of Chittenango, where he was hired to portray the Tin Man character from "The Wizard of Oz" during last weekend's Oz-Stravaganza event 

    Troopers say Sherman's blood-alcohol content was 0.19 percent, more than twice the legal limit for driving while intoxicated. It wasn't clear if he had an attorney.

    Habersham County Sheriff Office

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