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.