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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Florida the rules are different here Chapter CXXIII

The Florida MSM is good at multi-tasking. A St. Pete Times reporter can eat a sandwich, drive on the wrong side of the road and be under the influence all at the same time. Don't ever say our reporters aren't talented. Isn't this a great state or what.

Linked- Bullwinkle, Perri Nelson, Right Wing Nation, The World According to Carl,

TAMPA - Police have charged a St. Petersburg Times reporter with misdemeanor driving under the influence, jail records show.

Eric Robert Gershman, 38, who also writes under the name Rick Gershman, was released from Orient Road Jail Wednesday on $500 bail, records show.

Tampa police arrested him about 5:25 a.m. at North Howard Avenue and West Kennedy Boulevard after watching him drive southbound on Howard, which is a one-way, northbound street, a criminal report affidavit states.

When stopped, Gershman was “fumbling with a sandwich,” the affidavit states. Police noticed a “distinct odor” of an alcoholic beverage on Gershman’s breath, watery eyes and slurred speech, the affidavit states. He was also unsteady on his feet, police said.

Gershman refused to take a breath- or blood-alcohol test, jail records state.

He works in the Times’ Tampa office, according to the Times.

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