Man Gets DUI - In Demolition Derby

Wasn't he supposed to be weaving and crashing?

By Greg Wilson
|  Monday, Aug 15, 2011  |  Updated 10:12 AM EDT
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Man Gets DUI - In Demolition Derby

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He won the derby, then got busted.

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Weaving through traffic and bumping into other drivers can get anyone a DUI, but how about when that's the object?

David Warner got himself arrested for driving drunk in a demolition derby, which he won. The 36-year-old Kentuckian was competing in the Jessamine County Fair's derby, when cops got several complaints about his driving. Nicholasville police detained him and determined he was drunk.

Police waited until he event was over to check him, and said he was “staggering,” and having trouble standing up. So they gave him a sobriety test and arrested him for DUI.

"The young man has no future here as far as events," said County Fair President Jay Bruner. "He will not be allowed to participate in any event on these fairgrounds.”

Warner told NEWSFIRST he was plenty sober, at least sober enough for a demolition derby. He did admit having a "a few beers "to loosen me up."

“I mean, I’m not denying I wasn’t drinking by no means, but I was not drunk. I was under the limit,” Warner said. “I’m not perfect, but this has gone too far, and I will fight it,” he said.

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