At least three Biloxi police officers and one Harrison County sheriff’s patrol unit responded to the scene on U.S. 90 at St. John Avenue. Neely was initially stopped for careless driving, Dobbs said, after he did a “burn out” on the road.
“We worry about the potential of people burning out, running into traffic and running into a bunch of people,” Dobbs said. “It also tears up the road. It just blows my mind when other cities allow it. We have zero tolerance for it.”
It blows my mind too as over-oiled cruisers garnering DUIs have now made the news twice over the weekend.
The arrest occurred around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Police obtained a search warrant to draw Neely’s blood to test for alcohol and drugs.
In addition, Neely received medical treatment for his injuries at Merit Health in Biloxi where he also submitted to a blood test because of a police search warrant.
Neely was booked into the Harrison County jail at 11:43 p.m. Saturday, the Harrison County jail docket says.
Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain set Neely’s total bond at $27,319.
Neely bonded out of jail at 6:46 a.m. Sunday, the docket says.
However there is a distinction between the two arrests which made the news because in Bay St. Louis there was a multi-car accident with injury that resulted in the DUI arrest. Maybe Mr. Neely should have complained of chest pains in Biloxi as Wes Muller updated his story on the arrest of Bay St Louis Building Official Charles Oliver:
Oliver was taken to Hancock Medical Center for a blood toxicology test. Deputies then transported him to the Hancock County jail where he was booked and quickly released without having to pay a bond.
Sheriff Ricky Adam said he authorized Oliver’s release because Oliver had complained of chest pains while at the hospital and is known locally.
“He’s not going anywhere,” Adam said. “Plus, we didn’t want to be liable for any of his medical problems.”
I did not keep up with the calendar of events for Cruisin’ but there used to be a burn out competition that took place in a controlled setting for those folks that wanted to burn some rubber as part of their Cruisin’ experience. Maybe the jurisdictions that host this event could better coordinate their law enforcement policies so that the visitors here know the list of dos and don’t (such as not doing burnouts on a public street) that apply across the entire event. IMHO consistency is key and that is what is severely lacking.