Paranoid wild man of infosec John McAfee was arrested in the US state of Tennessee over the weekend – and charged with driving under the influence, and possession of a handgun while intoxicated.
The charismatic ex-boss of security software biz McAfee can be seen grinning for his police mugshot.
McAfee the man, or one of his team, told El Reg via email on Tuesday evening: “Yes, I was arrested while under the influence of Xanax. It was a brand new prescription received the same day of the arrest, and the physician neglected to warn me about driving while taking it.
“As to the weapons, I always carry them and, unless one is impaired, they are legal to possess and carry.”
TV news channel WBBJ reported that McAfee, a West Tennessee resident, was picked up on Highway 22. Henderson County Sheriff Brian Duke confirmed to the Jackson Sun that the software guru was arrested on Sunday night.
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