A Facebook photo of Mark Novak. Additional images below.
A Facebook photo of Mark Novak. Additional images below.

Father of the Year? Mark Novak, Teen Son Found Drunk, Passed Out at Airport

Aurora's Mark Novak and his teenage son just made quite a memory together.

If either of them can remember it, that is.

Why wouldn't they? Novak and his progeny were found drunk and unconscious at an airport in New Orleans — and papa led the way in the blotto sweepstakes, with his blood-test results registering more than four times the legal intoxication limit.

That's the stuff that a Schmuck of the Week is made of.

The story comes to us from the New Orleans Times-Picayune  newspaper.

Inside New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport.
Inside New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport.

Around 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 16, according to a police report cited by the paper, deputies from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office were contacted in regard to a pair of males who "could not be roused."

That's putting it mildly.

Neither Novak nor his son were able to stand up, so they were transported to an area hospital. There, Novak was given a medication referred to as a "counteractant" in an effort to snap him out of his stupor — but it didn't do jack.

That's probably because his blood alcohol content level registered at 0.361 percent. For those of you keeping score at home, the intoxication level in Colorado and most states is 0.08 percent.

Novak's son fell short of his dad's digits; his BAC was "just" 0.16 percent.

Oh yeah: The teen, who was subsequently released to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family services, told investigators that alcohol wasn't the only thing impacting his father. Turns out Novak had used vodka to wash down a Valium.

After sobering up, Novak was booked on suspicion of disturbing the peace/drunk and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Lucky for him there's no penalty for contributing to our Schmuck of the Week archive. Here's a look at his mug shot.

Mark Novak.
Mark Novak.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office via NOLA.com

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