August 30, 211
Andrew Griffin of the Red Dirt Report posts this story about the ABLE Commission raiding businesses in the Tulsa area…aided by State Rep Dan Sullivan all dressed up with a gun and a badge? Apparently its not enough to write and pass the laws, Sullivan wants to enforce them too. Moonlighting as a reserve deputy for the Tulsa County Sheriff’s office, he gets to do all three.
From the Red Dirt Report Aug. 29, 2011;
The concerned bar owner that contacted Red Dirt Report said that while she was watching the ABLE agents, police officers and sheriff’s deputies look for drunks in her bar – several of whom were simply waiting for rides and had no intention of driving anywhere – one of the deputies sporting a gun and a badge happened to be State Rep. Dan Sullivan who works as a reserve deputy for the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.
Our source said it was Sullivan who offered up the legislation that got the federal funding for the state program offering law enforcement officers overtime pay to ensure drunks aren’t out on the roads after leaving local bars.
We are told numerous photos were taken of the raids and that Sullivan appears in a couple of photos. We are looking to obtain copies of those photos to be posted here at Red Dirt Report.
And what was interesting is that Sullivan reportedly left the bar in an ABLE agent’s car. When we asked Hughes, with ABLE, if that was allowed, he chuckled and said. “We welcome any law enforcement officer to ride in our vehicles.”
The concern regarding Sullivan, the bar owner noted, was that Red Dirt Report had posted a story written by members of the Sooner Tea Party about Sullivan and allegations made against him. The bar owner was surprised that a man facing such allegations was allowed to carry a gun and badge.
The bar owner also said that in addition to Sullivan’s presence, she was surprised at some of the childish behavior exhibited by some of the ABLE agents as they cited her and patrons were arrested.