Drinking can be fun and socially appropriate, but it can also lead to a lot of trouble. If you get behind the wheel after having had too many drinks, for example, you could get charged with a DWI or suffer a driver's license suspension or revocation. But a vehicle does not always have to be involved for problems to arise after having been overserved.

A 22-year-old Bellaire man found this out firsthand early Sunday morning after he was thrown out of a College Station bar, according to police. Evidently, the man was denied service because he was already drunk and then tried to punch a bartender. He was quickly tossed out of the premises, but then tried to get back in. He didn't get far -- apparently, he passed out in a crowd of people.

The man then put up a fight when medical crews and police officers responded to the bar. He has now been charged with public intoxication, assault of a public servant, resisting arrest and harassment of a public servant.

We don't know this for a fact, but we are guessing that when he came to, this man was pretty ashamed with what he did. Alcohol has a way of temporarily changing people's behavior and leading them to do things that would ordinarily be far outside their normal personality. Please remember to be safe and responsible when you are out on the town, but if you slip up, you should also remember that a consultation with a criminal defense attorney may help matters.

Source: The Bryan-College Station Eagle, "Police: Man arrested after resisting arrest, spitting, kicking," July 9, 2012