Danville Police: "Tickle" of Discovery's "Moonshiners" arrested - NBC12 - Richmond, VA News

Danville Police: "Tickle" of Discovery's "Moonshiners" arrested

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DANVILLE, VA (WWBT) -

Police have arrested one of the stars of Discovery's docudrama television series, "Moonshiners."

While the show supposedly depicts the life of people who produce illegal moonshine, local officials have said nothing illegal was being produced by the cast. Public drunkenness, on the other hand, is still a crime.

Danville Police say a concerned citizen reported a drunk man in a parking lot around 2:41 p.m. last Thursday. An officer investigated, and found 35-year-old Steven Ray Tickle sitting alone in a vehicle.

Police say Tickle reeked of alcohol and showed signs of intoxication. They were unable to get someone to pick him up, so Tickle was arrested for being drunk in public.

Police carried Tickle to the Danville City Jail. He was released later in the day.

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