MASON, Ohio -- A man wearing a string bikini and blond wig when arrested on a drunken driving charge told police he was on his way to compete as a woman in a contest at a bar, according to authorities.
Steven S. Cole, 46, of Waynesville, was arrested Tuesday as he attempted to leave a park in his pickup truck after Mason police received a complaint of an intoxicated man walking and driving around the park.
Cole was wearing pink flip-flops and with the top of the bikini filled out by tan water balloons, police said. Cole told an officer he was on his way to a bar in Dayton, about 30 miles away, to compete for $10,000 prize, according to the police report.
Cole's blood-alcohol test registered 0.174 percent, more than twice Ohio's legal limit of 0.08 percent, the report said.
Cole also was charged with public indecency, disorderly conduct and having an open container of beer and was to appear in Mason Municipal Court on Thursday.
Cole has been a volunteer firefighter in nearby Wayne Township since August 2000. Township officials issued a statement saying Cole would be placed on administrative leave.
The moral of this story is: some beer, good. Too much beer, bad. Very bad. Make a note.