MHD crew arrested on the road

One of the surprise treats from my weekend family trip to Austin was crossing paths with my friends Jason and Pete from Motorhome Diaries, along with their new companion Adam. Together we had a great time crashing a Southwestern University frat party on Friday. (Personal discovery: I have a lot more fun at frat parties now than I did when I was actually in college.)

But it was only a matter of time before the RV of freedom hit a speed bump. All three have been arrested following a traffic stop that they documented with cameras and video cameras. The reasons for arrest in Jones County, Mississippi:

Adam Mueller – Disorderly Conduct and Disobeying an Officer
Pete Eyre – Possession of a Beer in a Dry County
Jason Talley – Disorderly Conduct, Disobeying, and Resisting Arrest

Obviously we don’t have the full story yet, but knowing these guys I’m going to guess that “disorderly conduct” is code for asserting their constitutional rights and not duly respecting the officers’ authoriteh. Pete was probably the calmest of them all, making possession of beer the only thing police could think to charge him with. (And speaking of which, it’s 2009! WTF is wrong with a county in which adults can get arrested for possession of beer?)

The guys are expected to be arraigned tomorrow. Hopefully they’ll get out soon and be able to report all the details. In the meantime, you might want to give them a little support at their PayPal link.

Previously: Pete videotaped an Arlington, VA officer illegally parking and was then trailed by that officer as he attempted to walk home.

Update: More details in the morning once the guys have their computers back. In the meantime, from @jdtalley’s Twitter feed: “The #MHD crew has been released from Jones County jail. I was pepper sprayed and choked for refusing to give ID.”

Comments

  1. Mike says:

    Who watches the watchmen?

  2. Matt says:

    Voyeurs?

  3. Mike says:

    Among others. But apparently if you try you just get arrested.

  4. RudeAmerican says:

    I think we all knew that three guys running around the country in defense of freedom wound end up jailed for no reason.

  5. Greyson says:

    Yeah, what a story… I’m just getting back in from a wild weekend out-of-doors, so I haven’t gotten up to speed on the full details yet. From the initial reports I was as shocked as you were concerning Pete’s charge. Now I did know that there was such a thing as dry counties, especially down South, and there’s even a part of me that understands a county’s reasoning… part of me… But first off, I thought it was pretty universal that dry counties only restricted the sale and public consumption of alcohol, not mere possession. Secondly, how the hell could that offense possibly lead to getting booked and having your vehicle impounded?

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