Will Legislature continue deference to MDOT’s Brown?Will Legislature continue deference to MDOT’s Brown?

The Biloxi Municipal Court will determine whether Mississippi Department of Transportation Executive Director Larry L. “Butch” Brown was guilty of public intoxication at the Beau Rivage Casino on the morning of July 23 – as charged by the Biloxi Police Department.

Brown is due in court on the charge on Sept. 13. A separate charge of disorderly conduct was dropped at the request of officials with the Beau Rivage Casino.

Biloxi police records say Brown was “intoxicated and unconscious” at a penny slot machine. Casino security placed Brown under citizen’s arrest until police arrived.

Brown has said the incident was a “misunderstanding” and he was neither drunk nor disorderly.

Sid Salter