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Ohio man blames Ozzy Osbourne for traffic arrest

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Posted: Dec 31, 2010 1:15 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Ohio, Ozzy Osbourne, traffic arrest, drunken driving, William Liston, Christmas Eve, Cleveland, lead singer, heavy metal, Black Sabbath, "Paranoid", "Road to Nowhere", Cuyahoga County, WBRZ

CLEVELAND - An Ohio drunken-driving suspect is blaming his arrest on Ozzy Osbourne.

William Liston was arrested Christmas Eve in suburban Cleveland.

WJW-TV says he told police officers, "Ozzy Osbourne and his music made me do it."

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

Liston is awaiting arraignment.

He's to appear 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.

Telephone calls to the 33-year-old Liston's home in Aurora have gone unanswered.

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