Wow, I guess some Wednesday mornings are like that. Larry Wilder, a Jeffersonville attorney who represents that city's council as well as the Greater Clark County Schools, was found passed the fuck out curbside in his next door neighbor's trashcan, as pictured at left. That's either some damn fine partying there, or he completely misread the recycling brochure. Or he misread my 2006 book, Hungover on Tuesday.
When police arrived, they declined to make an arrest, walking Wilder to his home, where his adult son and daughter were there to handle him from that point on. According to Jeffersonville Police Chief Tim Deeringer, no crime had been committed, and ultimately it's an officer's discretion on how to handle such a situation.
Wilder, an attorney in private practice who is not a city employee, was the highest paid city attorney last year, pulling in $107,000. While Deeringer say a crime wasn't committed, I find it hard to believe someone working at Wal-Mart making $7 an hour would simply be walked home in a situation like that. Wilder may not be a city employee, but the high-priced connection certainly doesn't not provide a positive light here.
Wilder has not been having a great deal of luck in recent months. His ex-wife, Peggy Wilder, the city's Clerk-Treasurer, has been accused of improperly using city credit cards, allegations he has repeatedly defended her against while they were married. Wilder has yet to comment publicly on this latest incident.