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'Moonshiners' star faces public intoxication charge

Wonderwall, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 1:07pm (PDT)
  • DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A star of the TV show "Moonshiners" has been arrested for public intoxication.

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    Police in Danville announced Tuesday that they had arrested Steven Ray Tickle, known on the show by his surname, at a convenience store on Thursday.

    Police say they received a report of a man sitting in the parking lot of Charley's Stop and Shop drinking, and they saw Tickle with an open container and smelling of alcohol.

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    Tickle, 35, was released from the Danville City Jail later that day. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney. A spokesman for Discovery Channel, which airs the show, didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

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    "Moonshiners" follows people making the illegal brew. The show's website describes Tickle as "a hard working still hand who loves moonshine."

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