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A Canadian man who wanted to prove he could swim across the Detroit River to the United States after a night of drinking prompted an international rescue operation late Monday.

John Morillo, 47, of Windsor, Ontario, told The Windsor Star that the swim from his hometown to Detroit was

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I bet he'll never say he's going to swim across the river ever again. 

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He's lucky to have lived through it - there's some wicked currents in that patch.

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If he made it to the other side, he could have been charged with the illegal state border crossing...

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He did. He got caught on the return leg and got picked up by the US authorities. He now faces multiple US charges with fines from $5k to $25k.

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Is there a no swimming sign? If not, how can they fine him?

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He did. He got caught on the return leg and got picked up by the US authorities. He now faces multiple US charges with fines from $5k to $25k.

If they aren't to charge him more than that they just need to drop the charges. :D

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Is there a no swimming sign? If not, how can they fine him?

swimming in shipping lanes without permission and a boat following you that has a radio is always forbidden

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Is there a no swimming sign? If not, how can they fine him?

I think it was more to do with the fact its a shipping channel, that itself obviously carries its own laws.

 

Fair play to the guy for trying though :D

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Is there a no swimming sign? If not, how can they fine him?

Controlled shipping channel; crossing at night without navigation lights, international border crossing while evading US Customs, impaired in a public place etc. etc. I'm sure the alphabet soup agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard who picked him up, could come up with more. Reimbursement for the rescue response, including a US Coast Guard chopper, is an issue too.

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That's a fellow canadian there.

Drunk with guts.

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If he had swum the Rio Grande, there would be no problem.  :laugh: 

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I don't know what's looks more funny

 

1) what he attempted to do

2) That he still looks drunk i that photo

3) His shirt!

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Nice t-shirt...

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Morillo was cited for public intoxication

 

It's illegal to be drunk in public? How do you get back home from the Bar?

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I can't decide who he reminds me of the most: 

 

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or

 

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It's illegal to be drunk in public? How do you get back home from the Bar?

I think that charge is for if you are creating a disturbance, nuisance.

 

Like if you were yelling, cursing at people, staggering along the road, etc.

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It was the Windsor, Ontario police that hit him with the public intoxication charge after US authorities turned him over..

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