In an interview Thursday, Wilder acknowledged he went out Tuesday night with a group of friends to celebrate after one of them passed a real-estate licensing exam, and that he had been drinking. After dinner in Louisville, he said, the group went to Fourth Street Live.
"I was not driving," Wilder said. "It's a private matter, made public because I am a public person."
Wilder said he was driven home in a client's limousine. He declined to identify the client. He also said he remembered little of what happened after leaving Louisville.
Embry said he heard and then saw a group of people who were noisy in the street in front of his house about 5 a.m. Wednesday.
He said he called to them to ask if they needed help, and then saw a limousine drive away. He said he didn't find Wilder until two hours later.
According to the police report, four officers responded to the call received just before 7 a.m. and found the contents of the trash can scattered with Wilder inside.
A photo taken at the scene shows a man head-first in the can.Deeringer said the photo apparently was taken by one of the officers with the officer's personal cell phone, and that he is attempting to find out which one. While that doesn't violate department policy because it was taken in a public location, the chief said, he would prefer his officers not take private pictures of police activities, and plans to discuss the matter with the officer.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Jeffersonville Council Lawyer Found In Trash Can
Wow, this isn't the story a lawyer wants to read about himself in the paper. After a night of celebrating, Jeffersonville City Council lawyer Larry Wilder wound up passed out in his neighbor's trash can. A special meeting of the council has been called to discuss Wilder's future as the council's lawyer. Wilder, apologizing for his behavior, explained to the Courier-Journal how he wound up in the garbage can:
No public intoxication charge?
The story notes that Jeffersonville paid Wilder more than $107,000 last year for his contract work for the city council. Lousiville's WAVE has more on the story and the photos taken of Wilder by a police officer here.