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Alcohol, sleeping pills prove bad mix

Sandusky Register Staff • Sep 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Daniel Artino, 56, of the 100 block of Sheffield St., suffered an injury to his right hand and a graze on his stomach.

Artino told police he sat down to clean his 9mm Springfield and he didn’t think the gun was loaded, the report said. When he placed a rod down the barrel, however, the weapon discharged.

When police first arrived at the home, Artino was using the shower to clean off his hand. Officer Joshua Pick told him to grab a towel and put pressure on it, and he was soon taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment, the report said.

Artino smelled of alcohol, and he admitted to drinking a few beers and taking a sleeping pill before cleaning the gun, the report said.

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