The The Charlotte Observer reported:
“A police dashboard camera video taken the night of Paul Lindemann’s drunken driving arrest shows the York County councilman struggling to recite the alphabet and unable to count backward from 32.”
“The video, obtained by The Herald through a Freedom of Information Act request, shows Lindemann, 29, correctly reciting the alphabet until he gets to the letter W. At that point, he returns to H and then skips to other letters.”
“Asked to count backward from 32, Lindemann makes it to 30 before struggling to stay in order.”
“Immediately after the tests, an officer advises Lindemann he is under arrest, puts handcuffs on him and puts him in a patrol car. It was Lindemann’s third DUI arrest since 1998.”
“‘I’m going to get everything resolved with the charge, and we’re going to win in November as well,’ the Republican Lindemann said of his re-election bid in the Nov. 4 general election.”
This video is from The Charlotte Observer, broadcast September 20, 2008.