Edmonson Voice Staff
Officials are crediting a Facebook post as the reason a Sweeden man was found driving under the influence Sunday night near Kyrock Elementary School. A local law enforcement officer who was off-duty at the time, said he saw a Facebook post from a man that apparently showed himself driving with a bottle of Seagram's Gin & Juice. The photo, which also showed the car's speedometer at 44mph, was captioned with "Me and my buddy!"
The off-duty officer gave the information to a sheriff's deputy, which reportedly found the man at Kyrock Elementary.
Official reports also said that the driver, Gene Duncan, 54, of Sweeden told the deputy that he hadn't been drinking and denied the Facebook post, until it was shown to him by the deputy.
The deputy reported that Duncan showed signs of being impaired and that the bottle of alcohol in the photo was found in the vehicle. Duncan then reportedly admitted to drinking alcohol while driving, was arrested, and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol.
Duncan was transported to the Hart County Jail where he was released on bond.