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Whittaker Arrested Again [Lottery Winner]
WOWK / AP ^ | 12/01/04

Posted on 12/01/2004 11:41:07 PM PST by LibWhacker

Story Photo FIRST ON 13 NEWS: Powerball Millionaire Faces 2nd DUI Charge This Year; Also Accused of Carrying a Weapon Without a License

Record Powerball jackpot winner Jack Whittaker spent Tuesday night in jail after being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and carrying a dangerous weapon without a license.

13 News was the first to report the latest arrest of the 57-year-old Scott Depot man.

Whittaker also was charged with failure to maintain control of his vehicle and failure to submit to a Breathalyzer test after he wrecked his Hummer on the West Virginia Turnpike.

The accident occurred about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after Whittaker passed through the southbound toll booth at the North Beckley exit. Whittaker was alone in the vehicle.

A police report said Whittaker had a small pistol in his left boot and was carrying $117,000 in cash.

Whittaker complained of back pain so he was taken to Raleigh General Hospital. He was treated there and released before being booked into the Southern Regional Jail in Beaver about 1 a.m. The mug shot taken at the jail is above.

The money he was carrying was given to his daughter when she arrived to see him at the hospital.

Whittaker was arraigned Wednesday morning by Magistrate T.H. Wills and released after posting a $1,700 cash bond. No date has been set for his return to court.

This is Whittaker's second DUI arrest this year. He also was arrested on Jan. 25 on a drunken driving charge.

Stay tuned to 13 News for more on this developing story, including the third part of our exclusive report on Whittaker, "Hitting the Jackpot."

(Includes reporting by The Associated Press)


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: drunk; dui; lottery; pistol; powerball; whittaker; winner
Crazy Jack's at it again.
1 posted on 12/01/2004 11:41:07 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

What a dope to carry around $117,000 in cash.

Hasn't he ever heard of American Express?


2 posted on 12/02/2004 12:03:35 AM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs (Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps.)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs

I think he had $100,000 on him last time he was arrested, too. He must have every armed robber in the state looking for him.


3 posted on 12/02/2004 12:11:05 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

It doesn't mention how much he won. It does say it was a record sum. Why couldn't he splurge $2 on a nicer shirt?


4 posted on 12/02/2004 12:20:05 AM PST by thegreatbeast (Quid lucrum istic mihi est?)
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To: thegreatbeast

$315 million


5 posted on 12/02/2004 12:24:03 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

What a dumba$$!

Just hire a driver and buy a limo to solve the problem before it becomes one (again)

Money does make people stupid.


6 posted on 12/02/2004 12:28:59 AM PST by ChefKeith (Life is GREAT with CoCo..........NASCAR...everything else is just a game!(Except War & Love))
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To: ChefKeith

You'd be suprized how many loto winners end up just as poor as they were before, and on dialysis. Some people just weren't meant to have money. This guy looks like he's heading in that direction, or worse, a pine box.


7 posted on 12/02/2004 2:01:43 AM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: LibWhacker
...he wrecked his Hummer on the West Virginia Turnpike.

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..which would be a dirt road if not for this other West Virginia Jackass.

8 posted on 12/02/2004 2:06:33 AM PST by WideGlide (That light at the end of the tunnel might be a muzzle flash.)
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To: LibWhacker
"Stupid is as stupid does..."

What's the over/under on when Jack makes his last stupid mistake?

9 posted on 12/02/2004 2:19:32 AM PST by muir_redwoods
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To: muir_redwoods

I give the guy 24 months, tops. He's going to show off that pretty little boot gun at some bar somewhere and some cop or some "business associate" is going to show him something in a somewhat larger caliber.


10 posted on 12/02/2004 2:30:23 AM PST by asgardshill (November 2004 - The Month That Just Kept On Giving)
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To: asgardshill

Jack likes to pay in cash.

What can we say? He also likes cheap whiskey and strippers too.

Please, not all West Virginians are Jed Clampett wannabee morons like Jack Whittaker. Some of us have real jobs and dont hang out in bars with guns in their boots.

BTW, this is second offense DUI. That means six months in jail and I think a 2 year revocation of his license. Who knows...that might be a good thing.


11 posted on 12/02/2004 8:08:29 AM PST by Armedanddangerous (I'm not sorry)
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To: Armedanddangerous

Getting an involuntary drying-out period might save the man's life. Who knows?


12 posted on 12/02/2004 8:09:37 AM PST by asgardshill (November 2004 - The Month That Just Kept On Giving)
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To: Armedanddangerous
Please, not all West Virginians are Jed Clampett wannabee morons like Jack Whittaker.

Never said they were. The one autograph in my collection that means the most to me is that of Gen. Chuck Yeager, another Ridge Runner.

13 posted on 12/02/2004 8:11:08 AM PST by asgardshill (November 2004 - The Month That Just Kept On Giving)
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To: asgardshill

He'd hire someone to drive him to the stripper bars.


14 posted on 12/02/2004 8:11:09 AM PST by Armedanddangerous (I'm not sorry)
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To: Armedanddangerous

Hope he can hire somebody to take the bullet for him the first time he gets a snootful and waves that shiny little boot gun around in a bar or near a cop.


15 posted on 12/02/2004 8:13:21 AM PST by asgardshill (November 2004 - The Month That Just Kept On Giving)
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To: asgardshill

It was a little North American Arms 22 mini revolver. I've been told about this gun by people who know him. All that gun is going to do is piss someone off.


16 posted on 12/02/2004 8:18:06 AM PST by Armedanddangerous (I'm not sorry)
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To: Armedanddangerous
Pretty much. A .22 can kill, but the shot has to be precise and at point-blank range, neither of which are likely to happen with a playpretty like that being carried by a drunk.

I need to Google ".45 derringer" - for some reason, I seem to remember one actually being retailed long ago.

17 posted on 12/02/2004 8:27:08 AM PST by asgardshill (November 2004 - The Month That Just Kept On Giving)
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To: LibWhacker

West Virginia

'Nuff said.


18 posted on 12/02/2004 8:31:15 AM PST by Don Simmons (Annoy a liberal: Work hard; Prosper; Be Happy.)
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To: asgardshill

There are many 45 derringers.

Try BOND ARMS.


19 posted on 12/02/2004 8:35:53 AM PST by Armedanddangerous (I'm not sorry)
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To: Armedanddangerous

I wouldn't own a derringer on a bet. They're inherently inaccurate. My carry weapon is a Colt 1911A1. (And I don't hang out in bars, especially while packing).


20 posted on 12/02/2004 8:39:43 AM PST by asgardshill (November 2004 - The Month That Just Kept On Giving)
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To: Don Simmons
Don Simmons wrote:

West Virginia

'Nuff said.

I live in West Virginia by choice. I am a native tarheel.

What kind of bigoted question is that? It could have been New York, or Nebraska... there is no franchise on Stoopid drunks!

21 posted on 12/02/2004 8:40:43 AM PST by pageonetoo (I could name them, but you'll spot their posts soon enough.)
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To: pageonetoo

"What kind of bigoted question is that?"


I don't recall asking a question.

'Nuff said.


22 posted on 12/02/2004 8:44:32 AM PST by Don Simmons (Annoy a liberal: Work hard; Prosper; Be Happy.)
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To: Armedanddangerous
"He'd hire someone to drive him to the stripper bars."

Heck, he can hire the stripper to show up at his place and, for the right money, she'll even bring the booze.

23 posted on 12/02/2004 3:14:25 PM PST by muir_redwoods
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To: pageonetoo
Should it have read West By God Virginia. Is that is the question.
24 posted on 12/02/2004 3:22:53 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways)
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To: Armedanddangerous

While Jed Clampett was fictitious he was never a drunk or a strip club attendee.


25 posted on 12/04/2004 5:28:16 AM PST by xp38
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To: xp38

well, even jed had his short comings!


26 posted on 12/04/2004 5:31:45 AM PST by rrrod
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To: Armedanddangerous

He won't spend any time in jail if he's willing to pay the right amount to the right person.


27 posted on 12/04/2004 5:39:57 AM PST by Muzzle_em
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To: LibWhacker

Granddaughter just found dead, according to my officemate....


28 posted on 12/20/2004 2:21:18 PM PST by SavageRepublican (Everything I own is covered with cat hair)
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To: SavageRepublican

Yes, I saw it, thank you. Terrible.


29 posted on 12/20/2004 2:28:42 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Armedanddangerous

30 posted on 12/20/2004 2:40:42 PM PST by Recovering Hermit
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