A Georgia congressional candidate who was pulled over on a DUI stop last year, ranted about the unfairness of it all and claimed to “hate this county,” according to dash cam footage used at his trial
The Daily-Citizen News reports that Steven Lamar Foster – who is running as a Democrat hoping to unseat Republican Tom Graves for Georgia’s 14th congressional district seat — was arrested on Sept. 23 after he failed to turn on his headlights.
A breathalyzer test revealed his blood alcohol level was at .103 at the time of the stop— above the legal limit of .08.
Video shown at his trial — which led to his conviction on Monday — showed a frustrated and angry Foster ranting at police officers while challenging them to fight him. Additionally, he told the arresting cops that he prayed that God would curse Whitfield County.
“Eleven years I served this county,” Foster told the police. “I hate this county. I prayed to God that he would curse it. And guess what? He did. Man, I saw it hit and cursed, and I saw people laid off right and left — white people. I hate this county.”
According to the report, Foster, “At times speaks to the officers in Spanish, blames Gulf War Syndrome on the use of uranium in weapons in the First Gulf War and tells the story of putting a Central American man’s head on a spike.”
Foster was convicted on Monday and is expected to be sentenced next Tuesday.
You can watch video from the trial below via YouTube: