DUI video: GOP official flubs alphabet, numbers

By David Edwards
Monday, September 22, 2008 8:02 EDT
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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.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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