An 18-year-old Rapid City man faces charges of underage consumption and driving under the influence after a traffic stop early Tuesday morning that involved Rapid City alderman Tom Johnson.
Rapid City Police Chief Craig Tieszen said Tuesday evening that a city police officer stopped the vehicle about 1:15 a.m. for erratic driving and malfunctioning tail lights. The driver of Johnson's car "was dressed like and appeared to be a woman" but was eventually identified as a man, Tieszen said.
Tieszen said the driver initially gave a woman's name but then provided a man's name.
"As far as we know, (he) is legally a man," Tieszen said.
The article goes on to say Johnson was given a breathalyzer (which he passed) and released. He said he also didn't know the guy/gal/it was a guy, or that he/she/it was drinking. From the story, it sounds like Johnson just recruited this guy/gal/it off the street to help put out campaign signs, or he/she/it volunteered.
Just when you thought you'd seen it all in a campaign...