Golf: Daly drunk in Winston-Salem

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 30, 2008

Associated Press
WINSTON-SALEM ó Golfer John Daly was taken into custody Sunday morning by Winston-Salem police after he was found drunk outside an area Hooters restaurant.
Police said in a statement Wednesday that said officers went to the restaurant on a medical call. When they arrived, Daly was being treated by emergency workers after losing consciousness.
Officials said that while at the restaurant, Daly “appeared extremely intoxicated and uncooperative,” refused repeatedly to be taken to the hospital and was asked to leave the restaurant by several workers.
Daly was taken to the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center for a 24-hour stay, until he was sober.
Earlier this year, Daly was fired by his swing coach, Butch Harmon, who said at the time that the most important thing in Daly’s life “is getting drunk.”