During arrest for DUI, Ga. county employee blurts out ‘I hate this county.’ Guess what he’s doing now?

During arrest for DUI, Ga. county employee blurts out ‘I hate this county.’ Guess what he’s doing now?
Image: Dalton County Police Department

Call it one of the more original campaign slogans to come down the pike.

The words are part of a drunken rant captured by the dashboard cam of the police car that 61-year-old Steven Lamar Foster was being led to last September after he was arrested for driving under the influence.

According to the Daily Mail, Foster, an employee of Whitfield County in northwest Georgia, told his arresting officers:

Eleven years I served this county. I hate this county. I prayed to God that he would curse it. And guess what? He did.

Man, I saw it hit and cursed, and I saw people laid off right and left — white people. I hate this county.

So where is Foster now and what is he doing? Say hello to candidate Steven Lamar Foster, who is running as a Democrat for — you guessed it! — the seat in Georgia’s 14th congressional district … which includes Whitfield County!

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Admittedly, he looks a little better in the picture on his campaign website than he does in his mugshot from last year:

Images: Steve Foster for Congress, Dalton County Police Department

His campaign slogan has also been rehabilitated and now reads, “I promise that I will never put partisan politics over country or the constituents of the 14th Congressional District.”

How are Foster’s chances? Not too good, according to The Washington Times, which reports:

Even without a criminal conviction, Foster would be considered a longshot for the congressional seat [Republican incumbent Tom] Graves has held since 2010. President Donald Trump easily carried the 14th District in 2016. Graves ran unopposed in the last two elections. When he last defended his seat against a Democratic challenger in 2012, Graves won with 73 percent of the vote.

Not to mention Foster was forced to take off time from campaigning last week. The reason?

[A] jury convicted him of driving under the influence, according to Whitfield County Superior Court records. The judge ordered Foster jailed without bond until his sentencing hearing next week.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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