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12-12-06, 01:52 PM #1
Man Drove Parade Float While Drunk
ANDERSON, S.C. -- A South Carolina man is accused of being drunk while he drove a parade float, police said.
David Rodgers, 42, was in court in Columbia, S.C., on Tuesday. Authorities said he faces more than three dozen charges, including drunken driving, kidnapping and assaulting an officer.
Bond was set at $50,000.
A city security camera took video of the whole incident.
Investigators said Rodgers was driving a dance studio's float with several people on board when he broke out of line and sped past the parade's ending point.
The dance studio's owner said no one was hurt in the incident. "This event was totally unexpected and very unfortunate," said studio owner Amy Coleman. "Now it is in the hands of authorities, and I pray justice will be served."
The conditions of Rodgers' bond included no contact with the victims and no trespassing on dance studio property.
Investigators said Rodgers had served as float driver for the studio the past several years
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12-12-06, 02:32 PM #2
dumbAny Post I make is my opinion only!
I do not have the authority or the permission to post for my Sheriff's Office.
12-12-06, 02:35 PM #3
there is just something funny about this though....
lol what a dorkhttp://www.allpoetry.com/Grunts%20Girl
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Were hard enough to make
The sun turn tail and
Tender enough to attract me
To his world of illusion
12-12-06, 02:47 PM #4
12-12-06, 04:18 PM #5
We need a smilely for:
I'm at a loss for words.
We are the thin blue line
and all the money in the world.
And no you can't have any.
12-12-06, 05:05 PM #6
Thats a huge case of WTF??
I know I get tired of parades too, but geez.."Sometimes people need a little help. Sometimes people need to be forgiven. And sometimes they need to go to jail."
12-12-06, 05:13 PM #7
Its not all that uncommon, in local parades watch out for the firemen cause their drunk most of the time anyway
12-12-06, 05:42 PM #8
What a dumbass. I guess that guy really wanted that float!Calm Like A Bomb...
“A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”
12-12-06, 06:12 PM #9
In 1999, when I worked for Enfield Police Department, I charged a person pulling a Christmas float for DWI. He blew a .10 on the Intoxilyzer. He said he was bored driving down the road and needed a little pick-me-up!I'm ready for spring!
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