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The attorney who was found passed out in a trash can is speaking out. Larry Wilder reveals his take on the bizarre situation.
Wilder is the attorney for the Jeffersonville City Council. He told Fox 41's Stephan Johnson on Thursday what he was doing the night before he was found sleeping in his neighbor's garbage can: "The limo came and picked me up, and we went to Jeff Ruby's for dinner."
Tuesday night, Wilder was celebrating over dinner with friends. He says he, "Had some drinks at Jeff Ruby's. Quite frankly, I have little recollection of anything after that."
What happened next shocked everyone, including Wilder. After being dropped off by a limousine, police found him sleeping in his neighbor's garbage can. "I am very embarrased," Wilder says, "Embarrased for my children, embarrased for my family, for my clients who trusted me with a great deal of important matters in their lives."
Wilder doesn't remember what led to the embarrassing images, but he does remember his wake-up call. "I do remember Officer Scott Oliver, who I played Little League with and grew up with, waking me up. And that's the next thing I remember."
Meanwhile, police walked Wilder to his home and let him go. "We deal with intoxicated people on a daily basis," Jeffersonville Police Chief Tim Deeringer says. And he says Wilder was not arrested because the officer makes that decision. "Unless they're belligerent or out of control or doing something else. Then they go to jail."
Wilder is the attorney for the Jeffersonville City Council. Council president Connie Sellers was shocked like everyone else. "You're kidding me, you know, I was shocked," she said Thursday. But she doesn't know if this will cause Wilder to be replaced. "He was not arrested. Nothing illegal what he did...not sure if he should be terminated for doing something embarrassing."
Wilder doesn't know if his action will hurt business, but says he takes full responsibility for what happened. "I make no excuses. I am an adult and I accept responsibility, just like I would expect my children to do."