One month after Saint Petersblog broke the story that Deputy Mayor Goliath Davis had been stopped for suspicion of DUI, 10 Connects’ Noah Pransky confirms that Mayor Bill Foster plans on terminating the take-home vehicle privileges of the former police chief.
Davis, now a Senior Administrator with the City of St. Pete, came under scrutiny recently after he was pulled over late at night by Gulfport Police for suspicious driving. He was not charged with anything for the incident.
At the time, Mayor Foster said he would review the city’s take-home vehicle policy. However, he said today that the incident had nothing to do with his decision.
Riiiggghhhttt. Davis losing his take-home car had nothing to do with the fact that Davis bamboozled a starstruck Gulfport police officer into letting him off despite his obvious impairment. Watch the full video of the stop here.
Riiiggghhhttt. Davis losing his take-home car had nothing to do with the fact that, having been stopped in a city vehicle at 2 a.m. in the morning, Davis said he was returning from the hospital, despite first being spotted by police driving in Gulfport’s bar and restaurant district.
Riiiggghhhttt. Davis losing his take-home car had nothing to do with the fact that Davis failed to tell Mayor Rick Baker or Mayor Bill Foster about this incident.
Anyway, score another one for this blog, which did what no one else has been able to do in a decade: take Davis down a notch.