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Man with Monkey in Truck Charged With DUI
NBC Miami ^ | Friday, May 4, 2012 | Brian Hamacher

Posted on 05/04/2012 11:16:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Man facing DUI and possession of wildlife charges after small monkey found in truck

A Florida man is facing DUI charges after police pulled him over for speeding and discovered a money in his truck Thursday.

Eugene Carl Kotelman, 36, for Largo, was stopped around midnight in the area of East Bay Drive and Belcher Road, according to a Largo Police arrest affidavit.

Kotelman has bloodshot and glassy eyes, poor balance and his breath had a distinct alcohol smell, according to the report. He refused to perform field sobriety tests, the report said.

Police said Kotelman was driving on a suspended license and had been previously charged many times with driving on a suspended license and numerous times for DUI.

During the stop, officers noticed a "small monkey" in Kotelman's truck and it was given to Kotelman's friend. Kotelman was booked into the Pinellas County jail on $5,000 bond.

But after Kotelman bonded out of jail on the DUI charge, he was charged with possession of wildlife and two counts of violating fish and wildlife rules and booked into jail again.

The monkey was placed in the custody of state officers.


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: drunk; floriduh; monkey; napl
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1 posted on 05/04/2012 11:16:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

ALWAYS have a monkey designated driver!


2 posted on 05/04/2012 11:17:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Just a “trunk monkey” assisting the impaired driver.


3 posted on 05/04/2012 11:20:06 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: nickcarraway
Stuff like this can happen.

Seriously.

/johnny

4 posted on 05/04/2012 11:22:33 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway

Right turn, Clyde.

5 posted on 05/04/2012 11:26:37 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Ken H

Ha!


6 posted on 05/04/2012 11:32:31 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: nickcarraway; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...


7 posted on 05/04/2012 11:34:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway

Why am I thinking of Wally’s service monkey in DILBERT ?


8 posted on 05/04/2012 11:35:12 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Slings and Arrows

I need to ask, what is the non ping list for?


9 posted on 05/04/2012 11:36:41 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Poor little monkey. LOL


10 posted on 05/04/2012 11:37:36 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: nickcarraway
How do you go about bailing out a monkey?

/johnny

11 posted on 05/04/2012 11:53:29 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway

Of course he had poor balance and was weaving. He’s got a monkey on his back!


12 posted on 05/04/2012 11:56:30 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: unkus

Breaks my heart to see a monkey that young go bad.


13 posted on 05/05/2012 12:11:33 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway

There’s a country music song in there somewhere.


14 posted on 05/05/2012 12:11:55 AM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: nickcarraway

There’s a country music song in there somewhere.


15 posted on 05/05/2012 12:11:55 AM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: LukeL

Non-pings, of course.


16 posted on 05/05/2012 12:12:28 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Breaks my heart to see a monkey that young go bad.


Yep, it’s tough to see those little guys go bad. It’s the

Gorillas that are worrisome. Those critters can go really,

really bad.


17 posted on 05/05/2012 12:21:18 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Bail is usually 20 bananas.


18 posted on 05/05/2012 12:22:36 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Moral of the story. Don’t monkey around, always use a designated driver.


19 posted on 05/05/2012 12:30:14 AM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: unkus
Bail is usually 20 bananas.

Yes, but no chance at appeal.
20 posted on 05/05/2012 12:32:19 AM PDT by golux
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To: golux

Bail is usually 20 bananas.

Yes, but no chance at appeal.


You’re a clever monkey. LOL .


21 posted on 05/05/2012 12:40:53 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: nickcarraway

punchline:...”yeah OK, but you don’t have to hit me in the head”


22 posted on 05/05/2012 12:41:08 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: nickcarraway

No wonder he has to have a monkey riding shotgun: he’s drunk.


23 posted on 05/05/2012 12:52:42 AM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: unkus

And then you get...

...gorilla warfare.

[You knew that was coming.]


24 posted on 05/05/2012 1:04:14 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: OneLoyalAmerican

...or you’ll be hit with a monkey wrench.


25 posted on 05/05/2012 1:06:56 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway

I miss the old days.

I miss driving 55 miles without headlights, well buzzed, drinking plenty of beer, with a monkey and a girlfriend, then getting to a gas station where I traded the monkey for some gas, and something to do with the(alternator/regulator? whatever).

Thirty six hours later I was free of it all, except for the girlfriend, I got a friend to drop us off on the freeway, made sure that I had no ID, searched my pockets and found about 11 (or 35) cents, threw that away, and set off hitchhiking for many months of adventure.


26 posted on 05/05/2012 1:23:16 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: nickcarraway

Right turn, Clyde.


27 posted on 05/05/2012 1:27:02 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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To: Ken H

Damn, beat me.


28 posted on 05/05/2012 1:28:03 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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To: nickcarraway

Wait a second here... Was the monkey driving? If he was, that’s a clean way out of the DUI charge. Assuming of course that the monkey was sober.


29 posted on 05/05/2012 1:31:55 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: nickcarraway

Wait a second here... Was the monkey driving? If he was, that’s a clean way out of the DUI charge. Assuming of course that the monkey was sober.


30 posted on 05/05/2012 1:31:58 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius

Whoops.


31 posted on 05/05/2012 1:32:48 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: nickcarraway
"Does your minkey have a li-sonce?"


32 posted on 05/05/2012 1:37:25 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: JRandomFreeper

a lot of bananas


33 posted on 05/05/2012 2:11:45 AM PDT by rpkgolf
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To: golux

groan....


34 posted on 05/05/2012 2:19:16 AM PDT by onona (RIP Levon, another good man gone.)
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To: nickcarraway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3GpxAyM6yc
35 posted on 05/05/2012 2:30:58 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Slings and Arrows; nickcarraway
Poor, dear Mr. Kotelman, he was a victim of a car jacking and got left holding the bag. Where is Al Sharpton on this?


36 posted on 05/05/2012 2:57:00 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Ramius

There are obvious questions here. Is the monkey a legal US-resident monkey, or a illegal-alien monkey? (laws in Bama would apply if this had occurred there).

Then you have to wonder if the monkey had been smoking in the cab with Eugene...which would be illegal up in some New England state.

Finally, you have to wonder if the monkey had all of his vaccinations...otherwise, the health department would be involved.


37 posted on 05/05/2012 3:16:15 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: nickcarraway

“Officer, the monkey was driving and he hasn’t had a drop”.


38 posted on 05/05/2012 3:48:15 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Lancey Howard
**Kotelman has bloodshot and glassy eyes, poor balance and his breath had a distinct alcohol smell** What do ya think tipped the cops off?


39 posted on 05/05/2012 3:51:07 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Apparatchik
There’s a country music song in there somewhere.

That is the same thing I thought about - perfect country and western song by David Allan Coe.

You Never Even Called Me By My Name!

40 posted on 05/05/2012 3:55:44 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: Daffynition

No way that bra is monkey-size.


41 posted on 05/05/2012 4:30:00 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Why did he get pulled over? Was he spanking his monkey?


42 posted on 05/05/2012 5:07:27 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: JRandomFreeper

Do you need bail money, John?


43 posted on 05/05/2012 6:20:32 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: nickcarraway

44 posted on 05/05/2012 6:21:05 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (I <3 PEJSWDTDSOPC)
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like a set-up for a Jerry Clower story


45 posted on 05/05/2012 6:35:30 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: nickcarraway

..now, if it had been an orangoutang................


46 posted on 05/05/2012 7:22:28 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: nickcarraway
Kotelman has bloodshot and glassy eyes, poor balance and his breath had a distinct alcohol smell, according to the report. He refused to perform field sobriety tests, the report said. Police said Kotelman was driving on a suspended license and had been previously charged many times with driving on a suspended license and numerous times for DUI.

Sounds like profiling to me.

47 posted on 05/05/2012 7:27:54 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: nickcarraway
Did they shock the monkey?


48 posted on 05/05/2012 8:15:01 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1201 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: LukeL; Slings and Arrows
I need to ask, what is the non ping list for?

If you have to ask, you'll never understand.

49 posted on 05/05/2012 10:23:06 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Slings and Arrows

And then you get...

...gorilla warfare.

[You knew that was coming.]


LOL- Perfect end line by you.

That was fun.


50 posted on 05/05/2012 10:29:54 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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