Those types or places, Patt said, simply “feed you alcohol.”
Investigators encountered Patt, 57, after being dispatched to the area of Northwest Britt Road and Northwest Federal Highway in Jensen Beach.That’s what a Martin County Sheriff’s deputy heard Patt say to himself on the way to jail after a June 27 traffic crash, according to a recently released arrest affidavit.
A tan car “was all over the roadway.” An arriving deputy determined the reckless vehicle — driven by Patt — was involved in a crash. Patt’s breath smelled of booze, and he couldn’t stand without leaning on his car.
Asked what happened, Patt said, “Drunk driving is what happened.”
Patt also said “the sky was leaking,” though a deputy reported it wasn’t raining at all.
A deputy started giving Patt field sobriety exercises, and during one portion Patt said, “I can’t do it, I’m too drunk.”
Patt, of the 700 block of Easter Avenue in Fort Pierce, was arrested on DUI and DUI crash with property damage charges and taken to jail.
On the way, he was talking to himself and was overheard saying he shouldn’t have stopped at “that (darn) ‘Go-Go’ bar,” saying such establishments “just feed you alcohol.”
According to dance.answers.com, Go-Go dancing is “performed by dancers employed to entertain crowds at discos, bars, and parties. The term was derived from the phrase ‘go-go-go,’ used to describe an energetic person. It was also influenced by the French terms ‘a gogo,’ which means abundance, and ‘la gogue,’ which means happiness.”
The goal of go-go dancing is to elevate the energy in a room.
Go-go dancers perform dances popular at the moment, such as the Harlem Shake or Gangnam Style, in hopes of getting others to join in, according to dance.answers.com.
“The influence of go-go dancing began in the 1960s in California, when women started to dance in glass DJ booths. At that time, many female clubbers wore miniskirts and go-go boots to nightclubs, and club promoters thought of hiring them to serve as entertainers for their patrons. They were hired on a regular basis at the Whiskey a Go Go in Hollywood, which was named as the first go-go dancing club. The management installed go-go cages suspended from the ceiling, hence the beginning of caged go-go dancers. Go-go dancing may have also been influenced by Carol Doda, the first topless dancer in history, although she is more associated with exotic dancing rather than go-go dancing,” states dance.answers.com.
The affidavit did not name the go-go bar Patt evidently patronized.
It did state that Patt’s blood alcohol content measured 0.252 and 0.263 – more than three times the legal limit of 0.08.