04.09.08 10 years ago 19 Comments

Beloathed Steelers mascot Steely McBeam — or rather, the man inside the costume — was arrested for driving under the influence in January, leading to his release from the organization.  Kenneth Hahey, the man behind the foam yellow jaw and creepy pedophile leer, blew an impressive .166 on the Breathalyzer.

According to the criminal complaint, Hahey ran a red light while turning from Carson Street onto 10th Street about 1:45 a.m. Jan. 6. When an officer stopped Hahey, the officer detected a strong smell of alcohol and Hahey's speech was slurred and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot, the affidavit stated. Hahey failed roadside DUI tests. He was given three chances to pass the walk-and-turn test after he first complained that he was nervous and then said he wasn't on level ground.

In all fairness to Hahey, those tests are damn near impossible when you're shitfaced.  And you can't really blame a guy for drinking when the character he plays has "Beam" in his surname.  Why do cops have to be such tightasses about method acting?


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