Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Fresh from rehab, Rep. Patrick Kennedy said yesterday he wants to be treated like an African-American from Washington if and when he gets charged for crashing his car on Capitol Hill.Um say what? Wait, did you mean that you wanted to get tested for DUI, arrested and have your car impounded when you flunked? No this is what happened.
Police labor union officials said earlier that officers were told not to give Kennedy a sobriety test after the mishap. Kennedy said Thursday police drove him home afterward but that he did not "ask for any special consideration." Asked if he thought he got preferential treatment, Kennedy said, "That's up for the police to decide, and I'm going to cooperate fully with them."WTF. Oh wait, Mr. Patrick Kennedy means AFTER all the preferential treatment he wants to be treated as a normal african american citizen! I mean seriously folks, if anyone who reads this blog had the same thing happen (and to put it in perspective here's what he was did)
The police incident report includes an observation that Kennedy appeared to have been drinking and his ability was impaired.
"At no time before the incident did I consume any alcohol," Kennedy said in a statement Thursday. Greg Baird, acting chairman of the U.S. Capitol Police union, has called for an inquiry into how the incident was handled. Capitol Police said Friday they were also looking into whether the evidence supports traffic charges against Kennedy.The incident report said Kennedy was cited for three infractions -- failure to keep a proper lane, unreasonable speed and failure to give full time and attention to the operation of a vehicle. According to the report, Sgt. Kenneth Weaver said he saw Kennedy's vehicle -- a green Ford Mustang convertible -- "traveling at a high rate of speed in a construction zone and also swerving into the wrong lane of travel" with its lights off.
Weaver said Kennedy's vehicle hit a curb and swerved back into the wrong lane. He said he was driving east and used "evasive maneuvers in order to avoid a collision" with Kennedy's car.So let's think about this. He hit a curb, swerved into the wrong lane and a cop had to act like an F-16 pilot and engage in "evasive maneuvers in order to avoid a collision", then he refused to stop and pull over and only stopped after hitting a barrier! Then he got a ride home from the cops and was never had his blood alcohol level tested. Yet he wants to be treated like an "african american from Washington". Here's what else is in that article.
The officer said he turned around and pursued Kennedy, whose car did not stop but did slow, "finally stopping after colliding head-on with a vehicle barrier." The report said when Weaver approached Kennedy he noticed his "eyes were red and watery, speech was slightly slurred, and upon exiting his vehicle, his balance was unsure."
"If you are suspected of driving under the influence, you get arrested," noted Officer Quintin Peterson of the Metropolitan Police Department. Know what that means, it means 2 officers smelled alcohol on his breath. Guess what happens if 12 officers show up at your accident and 2 of them smell booze on you...that's right go directly to jail, do not pass go. I think the cops wanted to do that but maybe he pulled his "get outta jail free card" on them. Maybe something like this happened.
Kennedy, who has a history of substance abuse and depression, said that "10 of the 12 police officers said they did not smell any alcohol on my breath."
Police Officer: Mr. Kennedy, your breath smells of alcohol and you hit a vehicle barrier. We have to take you in.
Patrick Kennedy: Duuude, I didn't drink much, only enough shots to chase my Ambien you can't take me in. I'm a sennnatur beshides my old man killed a chick while driving and he didn't get arrested.
Police Officer: Oh your that Kennedy, well have a nice night, lemme get one of these other officers to stop trying to catch criminals and drive you home.
Yeah he wants to be treated like everyone else. Sure, oh yeah. If you believe that then maybe you should go down to Washington and try it for yourself, bet the results will be much different for you.