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"Moonshiners" star arrested for public intoxication

This image provided by the Danville Virginia Police Department, shows Steven Ray Tickle, a star on the TV show "Moonshiners" who was arrested for public intoxication Thursday March, 7, 2013, in Danville, Va. AP

A star of the TV show "Moonshiners" has been arrested for public intoxication.

Police in Danville, Va., announced Tuesday they had arrested Steven Ray Tickle -- known on the show by his surname -- at a convenience store on Thursday.

Officials say they received a report of a man sitting in the parking lot of Charley's Stop and Shop drinking, and they saw Tickle with an open container and smelling of alcohol.

The 35-year-old Tickle was released from the Danville City Jail later that day. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney. A spokesman for Discovery Channel, which airs the show, didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

The reality TV series follows people making the illegal brew. The show's website describes Tickle as "a hard working still hand who loves moonshine."

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