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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