Monday, July 23, 2012

Party Like a Rockstar: Ted Nugent’s Drummer Arrested for Nabbing a Golf Cart

“Did you take the golf cart covers with you?”

This could probably be the most candid question police officers can throw at Mick Brown after a lawful encounter on Sunday.

Brown was arrested for DUI, theft and assault among other chargers according to the Rolling Stone news report. The official police report stated that several people had already attempted to stop the drummer who was recklessly driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Brown was caught while at it – while he was still driving the allegedly stolen golf cart, which is from Bangor’s waterfront pavilion. The Ted Nugent band performed with Styx and REO Speedwagon earlier at the venue. An officer also reported that Brown had two female passengers on board during his driving spree.  

An intoxicated Brown tried to stage an escape with the golf cart when officers attempted a confrontation. While at it, Mick was able to shove an officer away from the cart before he was pulled over by another and taken out of the vehicle.

“…As they attempted to stop Brown, he accelerated past them, past a third officer and when a security officer got close enough to stop him, Brown allegedly shoved the officer. At that point two other security officers physically removed Brown from the cart and placed him on the ground. He was arrested. No damage was reported to the cart although two traffic cones were damaged, one still under the cart, significantly so.” The Bangor Maine Police Department wrote in their Facebook-published police report.

Mick Brown was transferred to the Penobscot County jail. Later on, he was let off the hook with a $4000 bail for the accumulated charges. An initial court date is set on 15th of August this year.

According to an LA Times article, Ted Nugent has been straightforward in his views on the law. This singer-guitarist has expressed his intolerance of any liberty trampling that the government might do to him or his bandmates. Mick Brown’s story is certainly different, conceding might be appropriate, for now at least. 

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