Norman Robinson (left) is a longtime TV news anchor for WDSU NewsChannel 6 in New Orleans. According to his bio on the station's website, Robinson is a church deacon, a charity volunteer and host of the popular 6 On Your Side feature.
Add "DUI defendant" and "public urinator" to the list. Police arrested Robinson, 57, over the weekend after he apparently flipped his car while driving drunk (cops say his blood-alcohol content was .13, more than 1.5 times the driving limit). He was not badly injured.
Besides the usual DUI and reckless driving charges, Robinson also got slapped with a public urination citation. Officers said the dapper newsman took it out and relieved himself in front of them when he got out of his car.
No word yet from the station about whether bosses plan to discipline Robinson.
It reminds me of Jeff Burnside's DUI arrest in December. An officer stopped Burnside, 50, an investigative reporter for Miami's WTVJ-NBC 6, after seeing him driving his Jaguar without its lights on at 5:40 a.m. near Lincoln Road. It's unclear what came of that case -- I couldn't get the court record to pop up on the justice system website tonight -- but Burnside is back at work.