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Georgia Man Allegedly Hands Police Officer Beer Instead of Driver's License During Stop
UPI ^ | May 5, 2014 | Evan Bleier

Posted on 05/05/2014 1:36:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Damon Tobias Exum was arrested on eight charges, including DUI and reckless driving.

A Georgia man is facing eight charges, including DUI and reckless driving, after he allegedly handed a police officer a beer instead of his driver's license during a traffic stop early Saturday morning.

Dunwoody officer Alvin Rodriguez reportedly pulled Damon Tobias Exum over after the 37-year-old struck the cop’s vehicle on I-285 westbound.

When Rodriguez approached Exum’s vehicle and asked for his driver’s license, the “heavily intoxicated” suspect handed him a beer, police spokesman Sgt. Fidel Espinoza told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Exum, who has been arrested for DUI in the past, was “totally unaware that he had collided with the officer’s patrol car,” Espinoza said.

Rodriguez was not injured during the crash.

“The driver was intoxicated and not making the best decisions,” Dunwoody officer Tim Fecht told the New York Daily News.


TOPICS: Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: holdmuhbeer

1 posted on 05/05/2014 1:36:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Hold ma beer....


2 posted on 05/05/2014 1:37:52 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe his name was “Miller”.


3 posted on 05/05/2014 1:38:06 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: nickcarraway

‘Well your honor, it looked like he could use a cold one’.


4 posted on 05/05/2014 1:38:12 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: nickcarraway
A Georgia man is facing eight charges, including DUI and reckless driving, after he allegedly handed a police officer a beer instead of his driver's license during a traffic stop early Saturday morning.

Major originality points in the "Hold muh beer" sweepstakes.
5 posted on 05/05/2014 1:38:27 PM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: nickcarraway
Are we sure it was beer?


6 posted on 05/05/2014 1:39:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

I can relate.


7 posted on 05/05/2014 1:40:10 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Hold ma beer....

Beat me to it!

8 posted on 05/05/2014 1:42:27 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: nickcarraway

I swear to drunk, officer, I’m not God.


9 posted on 05/05/2014 1:44:18 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: nickcarraway

Somebody had to hold it. Mighta got spilled if not.


10 posted on 05/05/2014 1:45:38 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: nickcarraway

Didn’t want to spill it while he looked for his license?


11 posted on 05/05/2014 1:47:24 PM PDT by jughandle ( "We have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!" -HRC)
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To: nickcarraway
“The driver was intoxicated and not making the best decisions,” Dunwoody officer Tim Fecht told the New York Daily News.

Nice understatement.

12 posted on 05/05/2014 1:57:12 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: nickcarraway
Should have let Trunk Monkey handle the job.


13 posted on 05/05/2014 1:58:40 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: dfwgator

I grew up in a town that was so small that we kids would often drive around sipping soft drink bottles in paper bags. It was a good laugh when we got pulled over and produced bottles of 7 Up or Coke.


14 posted on 05/05/2014 1:58:40 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Tennessee Nana

LOL, I was going to say “hold ma beer” and you beat me to it.

Sounds like something you should never do, if suspected of drunk driving, to hand the cop a beer...................


15 posted on 05/05/2014 2:00:05 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Vigilanteman

I do miss soft drinks in bottles.


16 posted on 05/05/2014 2:04:59 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Vigilanteman

We did the exact opposite: Rolling Rock beer (green bottles/cans) wasn’t very popular, so we drove around with open containers of it, the cops just figured it was 7 Up. Don’t know how I made it to adulthood, unscathed, making decisions like that !


17 posted on 05/05/2014 2:07:20 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: nickcarraway; FreedomPoster

Im currently on a project just north of little 5 points. Boss and I left work and stopped at a bp in little 5...there was a dude sittin in his car in the lot...so smashed he was bobble heading...tryin to sip from a capped bottle of gin.
Right across the street sat an eatery sat an apd cruiser. We pulled across the street and pointed the drunk out to the officer...who then promptly pulled out and headed north on moreland...never checking out the drunk,


18 posted on 05/05/2014 2:07:46 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: nickcarraway

Easy mistake to make. Coulda happened to anybody. He was probably having trouble snuffing out his joint and holstering his revolver.


19 posted on 05/05/2014 2:10:58 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Vigilantcitizen

We pulled across the street and pointed the drunk out to the officer...who then promptly pulled out and headed north on moreland...never checking out the drunk,

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Them donuts ain’t gonna eat themselves, ya know. Either that or it was end of shift.


20 posted on 05/05/2014 2:14:40 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway; All

Just remember this yob is a deadly weapon when he is behind the driver’s wheel in a car. Nothing funny about it.....at least he didn’t kill anyone.... this time


21 posted on 05/05/2014 2:17:52 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: jttpwalsh
Those were the days when Rolling Rock was bottled right here in our own Westmoreland County with nice water from our Pennsylvania highland streams. Now it is bottled in New Jersey with recycled urine.

You must have grown up in a town where the cops were busier than mine.

22 posted on 05/05/2014 2:18:18 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: jttpwalsh

My wife was surprised to learn that, in my youth, the term “road beer” was generally understood to be standard English.


23 posted on 05/05/2014 2:18:38 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Vigilantcitizen

Just damn.


24 posted on 05/05/2014 2:18:54 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: muir_redwoods

That’s pretty funny :)


25 posted on 05/05/2014 2:28:35 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: nickcarraway

Hold muh beer and let me get muh license n registration, occifer.


26 posted on 05/05/2014 2:29:55 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Vigilantcitizen
who then promptly pulled out and headed north on moreland...never checking out the drunk

The pizza may have still been hot.
27 posted on 05/05/2014 2:30:54 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: nickcarraway
Exum, who has been arrested for DUI in the past, was “totally unaware that he had collided with the officer’s patrol car,”

Okay, so he's not detail oriented.

28 posted on 05/05/2014 2:39:10 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: FreedomPoster

COUPLE yrs ago saw a van ...nearly hit me...then swerved int in coming and nearly hit someone else...then swerved across all lanes...and through a red....I called in....”dont do that much”.....went like this””im behind a guy think hes very drunk””swerving all over””what is the location sir”?”ahhh 4th st and just crossed 4th ave”...going east...we are sending officers””at this point the car stops at a light...I pull up beside while on the phone””oh its not a drunk guy...its a muslim girl!”I laugh””oh ok thank you sir””click”.

“drunk guy”....full response”...”muslim girl”....NO response

This is accurate not altered or augmented....In Any Way.

oh well


29 posted on 05/05/2014 2:39:45 PM PDT by Therapsid
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To: nickcarraway
“The driver was intoxicated and not making the best decisions,”

Understatement by the LEO in a long time. Driver was lucky he didn't crash and kill someone.

30 posted on 05/05/2014 3:05:24 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: nickcarraway

“hold muy beer and ... oooooh ... dagnabbit!”


31 posted on 05/05/2014 3:57:13 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

or the mayor


32 posted on 05/05/2014 3:58:25 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: nickcarraway

33 posted on 05/05/2014 4:28:24 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: Vigilanteman

Latrobe, PA, yes? Home of Arnie’s tractor ?

Actually, the cops in our town were not busy, at all, it was just a “failure to recognize”. If the bottle was amber, and they saw it, you were in trouble . . .


34 posted on 05/05/2014 7:11:41 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: nickcarraway

I can see how one could mistake a beer for a driver’s license..... :/


35 posted on 05/05/2014 9:21:07 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: nickcarraway
“What difference does it make” Hillery's remark about 4 dead Americans. It makes a lot of difference to me, I will never vote for you for anything.
36 posted on 05/06/2014 9:09:08 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Dahoser

But did he have a Marlboro hanging out of his mouth at the same time? Did he tell the Popo to ‘kiss my ass’? If not he loses major points. But I appreciate your scoring. :)


37 posted on 05/06/2014 11:48:50 PM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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