Thursday, April 03, 2014

Is That a Pistol in Your Pocket or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

In the new Catholic church as ushered in by Pope Francis I, we have been treated to archbishops and cardinals giving up their opulent mansions; however, we don't know if the newest pope has a remedy for this.

What do you do with a problem like Father Sean Thomson, priest at the University of Fairbanks (Alaska)?

Padre Sean was stopped by a state trooper when he was spotted weaving in and out of traffic and traveling at 79 mph in a 65 mph zone.

Thomson told Trooper Christopher Bitz that he had a .357 in the back seat when asked if he had any weapons.  He neglected to mention the 9mm pistol stuck in the pocket of his hoodie.

He also didn't tell the trooper that he had some weed on him as well.

However the good padre did say he was drunk and that the more definitive Datamaster breathalyzer wasn't necessary since he had already registered three times the legal limit on the handheld device.

Father Thomson has been charged with a DUI, refusal to take a chemical alcohol test, two counts of weapons misconduct.   He's due in court tomorrow so if you're in Fairbanks you might want to stop by the courthouse to see what happens.

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