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Troopers: Man mistakenly drives to WSP office while high, tries to pay utilities bill

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BURLINGTON — Troopers arrested a 49-year-old man who mistakenly drove to a Washington State Patrol office while high on marijuana in an effort to pay an unrelated bill.

The man arrived around 6 a.m. Friday at the Burlington WSP office, WSP Sgt. Mark Francis said. The man parked his car and walked into the office, where he attempted to pay a public utilities bill.

Troopers told the man state patrol had nothing to do with public utilities, WSP said, but the man insisted he had paid his bill at the office before. The man appeared confused, and smelled of marijuana.

Troopers questioned the man about the smell, and he allegedly admitted to smoking a sizable amount of weed before heading to the office.

Troopers arrested the man on suspicion of DUI.