By: E&P Staff
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.
The comic appears in almost 400 papers in the U.S., including the Star.
Tinsley lives in Columbus. His blood-alcohol level of 0.14 was almost twice the level at which an Indiana driver is considered intoxicated.