A U.S. judge said a drunken-driving suspect who ran naked from a hospital and jumped into a lake in Pennsylvania must stand trial for disorderly conduct and other charges.
The defense attorney for 29-year-old Gregory Morten argued Thursday that his client was so drunk and mentally disturbed that he couldn't think clearly and didn't intend to disturb the public or endanger rangers at a park.
Morten was arrested June 6 because police say his blood-alcohol content was more than four times the legal limit after a car crash.
That's when he ran from a medical center and jumped into the lake where he kept authorities at bay by swimming around, sometimes underwater, for about an hour.
He's still awaiting a hearing on the drunken driving and related charges.