Speeding Xmas float driver faces numerous charges, including drunken driving
A man accused of speeding down Main Street in Anderson, S.C., has been charged with drunken driving. What was unusual was that he was driving a float in a Christmas parade at the time.
When officers caught up to 42-year-old David Rodgers, he had an open container of alcohol in the truck he used to haul the children and adults on a float for the Steppin' Out Dance Studio, Anderson Police spokeswoman Linda Dudley said.
Witnesses said Rodgers was driving in line in Sunday's parade when he pulled out to pass a tractor in the float. Rodgers sped down Main Street and ran a red light, while a witness on the float called 911 on a cell phone, police said.