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Old 05-05-2006, 08:27 AM   #1
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Rep. Patrick Kennedy Gets Preferential Treatment?

I would think a sobriety test might be sort of mandatory in a case like this, I don't know exactly what the law in DC is. He says he wasn't drinking and took Ambien and another drug. He was also involved in some sort of traffic incident in RI a couple of weeks back-in the report he filled out, the handwriting was very messy. Nothing came of that either apparently.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/05/...ent/index.html

Kennedy said police drove him home after the crash, but that he did not "ask for any special consideration."

The elder Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat, said he had no comment.

A top law enforcement official and an official in Congress said Capitol Hill Police witnessed the accident, and they reported that Kennedy was the only one in the car.

A statement on the police Web site said, "The United States Capitol Police are investigating a traffic violation that occurred in the early morning hours ... in the 100 Block of C Street, SE." They did not identify who was involved or provide other details.

The two officials said officers at the scene reported seeing the car swerve before the crash and said Kennedy appeared intoxicated.

There was no indication from the sources that a sobriety test was given or that an arrest was made.

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"But Lou Cannon, president of the Fraternal Order of Police union that represents the Capitol Police, said last night that officers ''noted an odor of alcohol and that [Kennedy] appeared to be intoxicated." Cannon was not on the scene, but received verbal reports from Capitol Police officers who had talked to the officers who were at the accident site.

The area where the crash occurred is closely patrolled by Capitol Police, and they were on the scene almost immediately. Kennedy, a six-term congressman, reportedly told them that he was on his way to vote, although the last vote of the night had been three hours earlier.

Cannon said that when supervisors arrived, it was determined that Kennedy would be driven home. He was not given a field sobriety test. Given the circumstances, Cannon said, anyone else ''would have probably left the scene in handcuffs."

The Washington Post, quoting police sources, reported that officers noticed Kennedy's Mustang shortly before the crash because he nearly drove head-on into a Capitol Police car. The Mustang's lights were off, the sources told the Post. The officer turned his cruiser around to pursue the car, which then crashed into the barrier, the sources told the Post.

The accident was first reported by Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper.

Kennedy, 38, has acknowledged treatment for bipolar disorder and has said previously that he has taken antidepressants. When asked by The Providence Journal earlier in the day if medication may have contributed to the crash, Kennedy's chief of staff, Sean Richardson, would not comment.

The episode was Kennedy's second accident in two weeks. In late April, Kennedy was involved in a minor collision while turning into a CVS parking lot in Portsmouth, R.I. No one was injured in the crash. Kennedy spent time at a drug rehabilitation clinic before attending Providence College."
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U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy insisted yesterday that he had consumed “no alcohol” before he slammed his Mustang convertible into a concrete barrier near his office, but a hostess at a popular Capitol Hill watering hole told the Herald she saw him drinking in the hours before the crash.

“He was drinking a little bit,” said the woman, who works at the Hawk & Dove and would not give her name.

Leaving his office late last night, Kennedy refused to say whether he’d been to the Hawk & Dove the night before.

Questions arose surrounding the wreck amid police reports that Kennedy was “staggering” and appeared intoxicated after nearly hitting a Capitol Police cruiser and then striking the barrier.
The incident became public when the union representing Capitol Police alleged in a publicly released letter that superior officers prevented rank-and-file cops from properly investigating the crash.
The letter from the cops union said police spotted Kennedy’s Mustang swerving with its lights off. The car narrowly missed a cruiser before slamming into a security barricade, according to the letter written by officer Chris Baird, chairman of the department’s union.
The driver exited the vehicle and he was observed to be staggering, Baird’s letter states. The letter also said that Kennedy claimed he was“late to a vote.” The last House vote was taken nearly six hours earlier.
Patrolmen’s union president Lou Cannon told the Associated Press that officers were fuming that police brass intervened and blocked attempts to give Kennedy sobriety tests. “The officers just want to be able to do their jobs,” Cannon said.

A bartender at the Tune Inn, which is next to the Hawk & Dove, also said Kennedy was spotted in the Hawk & Dove Wednesday.
Hawk & Dove manager Edgar Gutierrez said Kennedy is a regular in the bar. Gutierrez said he was working Wednesday night but did not see the congressman.
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Patrick cleared things up. He blamed it on a mix of pills, including Ambien. Brilliant.
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Preferential treatment

Hope that he recovers in rehab
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He needs to be stopped now.
We all know where preferential treatment for this type of behavior leads.

Drunk hunting and shooting people in the face
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Yes good for him for going into a rehab, I hope it helps. He said he was in rehab last Christmastime too. Unfortunately it still doesn't settle the whole issue w/ the Capitol Police, preferential treatment, and whether or not he had been drinking.
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He needs to be stopped now.
We all know where preferential treatment for this type of behavior leads.

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Funny, you had a different take with Rush.
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