Preacher Arrested Wearing Miniskirt, Pleads Guilty to DUI, Indecency

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- A Virginia preacher and radio announcer has pleaded guilty in Johnson City to public indecency and drunken driving charges.

Thomas Dale Tester's lawyer told the court yesterday his client didn't remember specifics of the incident in July.

Police say the 58-year-old Tester was wearing a denim miniskirt and offered to have sex with arresting officers.

Investigators say they found a half-empty bottle of vodka and an empty vial that had held prescription painkillers in Tester's car.

The court sent Tester to jail for 24 hours, gave him 24 hours of litter pickup, fined him 800 dollars and put him on probation for a year.

Tester served as pastor of a Bristol area church and had worked for a local Christian radio station.

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  • by Jim Location: Santa Barbara on Oct 27, 2007 at 02:29 AM
    A Christian preacher? I'm SO surprised. Hate the hypocrisy, love the hypocrite?
  • by Puzzled Location: France on Oct 27, 2007 at 01:50 AM
    This clown was DUI but was jailed for only 24h? What would be the penalty if he'd killed someone, 48h?! Does Tenn. really not give a damn about drunks driving?
  • by maggie nola on Oct 26, 2007 at 06:00 PM
    oh lord ...


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