Burnin’ Rubber in the Bay

“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.” ~ Biloxi Police after DUI arrest Cruisin’ the Coast 2015

The following comment was left on a Facebook post featuring the Youtube video above:

It’s official next year I will make my way to the bay …because the cops are dicks on the other end of 90 about the burn outs ..

I look at that Youtube video and can safely predict that it is a matter of time before people get hurt on Main Street in Bay St Louis during a future Cruising the Coast because it’s not a matter of if but when.

File this one under Country Boys gone to town.

My sentiments exactly as some of the reasons locals “tolerate” Cruisin’ the Coast come into sharper focus

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.

Bay St Louis Building Official Charles Oliver Mugger
Bay St Louis Building Official Charles Oliver Mugger

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: Continue reading “My sentiments exactly as some of the reasons locals “tolerate” Cruisin’ the Coast come into sharper focus”

Questions raised about preferential treatment of Bay City Official booked with DUI after accident with injury

Last night after the battle for the Crab trap the bat line began ringing off the hook here at the mobile offices of Slabbed New Media saying there was a multi-car accident with injury on Highway 90 at Washington Street and controversial Bay St Louis Building Official Charles Oliver not only caused the accident but was also arrested for DUI by the Hancock County Sheriff. Let’s begin Slabbed’s coverage with the Seacoast Echo:

“I’m afraid (the Steamer mishap) was just the tip of the iceberg,” Bay St. Louis architect Michael Reeves said recently.

Reeves said there are several other projects in the area that he believes aren’t quite up to national building codes, particularly for handicapped accessibility.

He said he fears that the flurry of building activity, combined with a limited pool of inspectors with the proper safety training and knowledge, is a recipe for disaster. Despite Reeves’ concerns, that won’t be the case in Bay St. Louis, Bay Building Official Charles Oliver said Friday.

“We believe in safety first,” Oliver said. He pointed to Tripletails Bar & Grill as an example.

Anyone that read that particular piece of propaganda from our state sponsored newspaper of record would certain see the irony as newly constructed non ADA compliant commercial structures have popped up from time to time in Bay St Louis under Oliver’s tenure as the unlicensed chief of the Bay St Louis building department. While he can’t pass the test to get the credential he is a long time friend of Bay St Louis Mayor Les Fillingame and that is meaningful here in Bay St Louis. How about we take a second stab at the DUI arrest:

In other words, Oliver said, “Whatever you have sticking out, you have to have sticking in. The code says you have to have 50 percent of the length of the exterior sticking in. Here, he’s got 70 percent sticking in.

Folks I apologize I can’t seem to get these Seacoast Echo links to work this morning. Luckily I have a video of Mr. Oliver in handcuffs doing the perp walk leaving the hospital after he had blood drawn:

Police: Bay St. Louis building official Oliver arrested on DUI charge ~ Wes Muller Continue reading “Questions raised about preferential treatment of Bay City Official booked with DUI after accident with injury”

Anita likes seeing cruisers in the neighborhood…..

To the extent I use Highway 90 a good bit to conduct business, I know at least one time this week when I am trying to get to an appointment and there are classic cars on Highway 90 in both lanes doing 35, I’m likely to mutter something that I will not republish on these pages due to the family nature of the website.

Consider this today’s open thread.

Karen who?

Light posting schedule today folks. Sure is nice to have the first fall weather arrive during Cruisin’ the Coast week.  I even saw someplace where Phil Bryant is coming down in his Gov Boots and classic Chevy. Just what Cruisin’ needs folks, street politicians.

Cruisin’ the Coast attendees fill streets despite soggy start to event ~ April Havens

I think we’ve got blue skies and perfect weather on tap all week.

Big Easy in the Bay

The party will roll on Thursday, October 10, from 5 to 10 p.m., in the historic Depot District. The evening will feature live New Orleans music, jambalaya and other regional foods, a one-of-a-kind car contest, raffle and draw-down, as well as surprise entertainment. Admission to the event is free, and proceeds from food sales and contests will benefit Bay-Waveland Habitat for Humanity.

“Bay St. Louis is the Little Easy,” said Wendy McDonald, the Bay-Waveland Habitat executive director. “We’re so close to New Orleans that we can’t help but have that influence. We’re a laid back, fun town, and cruisers love coming to the Bay for a big night in the little easy.”

Consider this an open post.