Just so we are clear, being too drunk is not a defense in a criminal case.

In a recent appellate opinion by the Cuyahoga County Court of Appeals, still another defendant tried to assert that he can't be guilty of a shooting because he was too drunk to understand what he was doing. However, the Court held that an Ohio statute on the books since 2000 clearly held that "voluntary intoxication may not be taken into consideration in determining the existence of a mental state that is an element of a criminal offense."   So if you or someone you know is prone to blackouts or excessive drinking, be aware that Ohio law will hold you accountable for almost anything that you do while under the influence.   Something to think about while out engaging in holiday cheer.  Be careful