6 | Police Say Man Driving Christmas Parade Float Was Drunk

4:49 PM, Dec 20, 2006   |    comments
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a man driving a float in the Anderson Christmas parade has been charged with drunk driving after he passed another float then sped down Main Street. When officers caught up to 42-year-old David Allen Rodgers, he had an open container of alcohol in the truck he used to haul the children and adults on the float for a dance studio. Witnesses say Rodgers was driving in line in Sunday's parade when he pulled out to pass a tractor in the float. Police say Rodgers sped down Main Street and ran a red light, while a witness on the float called 911 on a cell phone. Rodgers, whose child was on the float, faces more than three dozen charges, including DUI, kidnapping and assaulting an officer. He will have a bond hearing on the kidnapping charge later this week.

Associated Press

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