January 26, 2004

Dumb Citizen - part two

Powerball winner Jack Whittaker (blogged here) is back in the news again with this story from S.F. Gate: bq. The man who won the largest single lottery jackpot in U.S. history is in trouble again. bq. Jack Whittaker, who hit the $314.9 million Powerball jackpot on Christmas 2002, was charged Sunday with drunk driving -- just weeks after being charged with trying to assault a bar manager. bq. Whittaker said he was on his way Sunday afternoon to Tri-State Racetrack and Gaming when he pulled off of Interstate 64 because of the treacherous weather. bq. "I'm nowhere near intoxicated," Whittaker told a local television station as police escorted him into court. bq. But West Virginia State Police Trooper B.R Morris said in a criminal complaint that Whittaker registered a .190 blood alcohol level and failed three field sobriety tests. Someone is having a little bit too much fun. Shall we start a dead-pool to guess when he will burn through the remaining winnings? I'm betting less than two years. Posted by DaveH at January 26, 2004 12:08 PM