1-800-Ask-Gary arrested for DUI
- Thursday, 05 March 2020
- Written by John Riddle
Founder and owner of 1-800-Ask-Gary and the creator of MTV's Siesta Key was arrested for DUI early this morning.
Essen and Samantha Sandra has details on the arrest and reaction from residents of Siesta Key.
Gary Kompothecras was arrested Thursday just before 2:00 a.m.
When Manatee County sheriff's deputies clocked him driving 100 miles per hour in his silver Porsche over the JD young bridge in Manatee County.
"I'm surprised that he would be drinking and driving, -number one, and speeding, - number two. And Ihope the law does takes appropriate actions. And he faces the consequences like anybody else would."
According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office a deputy asked Kompothecras to perform a field sobriety test. Kompothecras could not keep his balance while walking a straight line.
When asked to recite the alphabet Kompothecras reportedly stated he had a PhD and knew the alphabet. But could not recite it despite numerous attempts.
Siesta Key resident Brian White says:
"He couldn't care less about the arrest. I think it's just kind of funny. But it's what it is. If you get arrested for a DUI and you have so much going for you what's the point thinking of driving following your friends our song that"
John Chopped Ferg says the arrest doesn't change his opinion of Kompothecras:
"It's very unfortunate. It's very generous known to be a very generous person and takes care of a lot of people. But, you know, we make decisions that are wrong sometimes".
According to the sheriff's office compatible Iser tests he was released from the Manatee County Jail Thursday on $500 bail.
Reporting in Siesta Key.
Kompothecras is due back in court on March 12th.
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References: Suncoast News Network
February 02, 2018