Edward Bruce Tinsley, 48, creator of the comic strip Mallard Fillmore — known for its conservative edge — was arrested in Columbus, Indiana, on Dec. 4 and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, the Indianapolis Star reports today. He posted a $755 bond.
It was his second alcohol-related arrest in less that four months, according to the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department. His previous arrest was Aug. 26.
Tinsley’s blood alcohol levels was 0.14, twice the legal limit.
Blogger/thespian James Urbaniakmakes the story even more ironic with a recent MALLARD FILLMORE strip that referenced the property of alcohol to make eggnog tolerable.