Another Kennedy Drunk-Driving Cover-Up?

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    Officers Claim Brass Interfered in Investigation of Rep. Kennedy Incident, ROLL CALL reports.

    Police labor union officials asked acting Chief Christopher McGaffin this afternoon to allow a Capitol Police officer to complete his investigation into an early-morning car crash involving Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), son of Sen. Ted Kennedy.

    According to a letter sent by Officer Greg Baird, acting chairman of the USCP FOP, the wreck took place at approximately 2:45 a.m. Thursday when Kennedy's car, operating with its running lights turned off, narrowly missed colliding with a Capitol Police cruiser and smashed into a security barricade at First and C streets Southeast.

    A Capitol Police bulletin issued this afternoon stated that the department is investigating a "traffic violation that occurred in the early morning hours on May 4" at that location, ROLL CALL's John McArdle reports.

    “The driver exited the vehicle and he was observed to be staggering,” Baird’s letter states. Officers approached the driver, who “declared to them he was a Congressman and was late to a vote. The House had adjourned nearly three hours before this incident. It was Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy from Rhode Island.”

    Baird wrote that Capitol Police Patrol Division units, who are trained in driving under the influence cases, were not allowed to perform basic field sobriety tests on the Congressman. Instead, two sergeants, who also responded to the accident, proceeded to confer with the Capitol Police watch commander on duty and then “ordered all of the Patrol Division Units to leave the scene and that they were taking over.”

    This morning's incident comes just over two weeks after Kennedy was involved in a car accident in Rhode Island.

    http://www.drudgereport.com/flash3.htm
     
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    Did it trouble you as much when they weren't allowed to do a sobriety test on Cheney after the shooting incident?
     
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    I don't remember Cheney stumbling around drunk in the incident.

    But the real question is why deflect the issue?
     
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    I believe no one asked him to submit to a sobriety test. But if you can show me somewhere that proves that a sobriety test was prevented, then we'll talk about your point.
     
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    Huummmm. Maybe because he's a DEMOCRAT..
    Do I win anything?
    Oh thats the Jeopardy thread, sorry..
    :laugh:
     
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    I'm not deflecting. Just consistent. I think they both should have had sobriety tests and guns and cars shouldn't be used when one isn't sober.

    And you wouldn't remember him stumbling around drunk because he was removed from the scene, taken out for dinner and police weren't allowed to interview him until the next morning.
     
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    But you didn't say that. You said:

    No where in there did you state that you thought they both should have had tests and that guns and cars shouldn't be used when not sober.
     
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    OLD NEWS.. let it rest.....
    It was investigated and ruled an accident. sheeesh
     
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    I will admit...I'm at work and just quickly read that article but I don't think I saw the words SOBRIETY TEST anywhere in the text.

    Did I miss something?

    I will refer to this news story though...

    http://www.axcessnews.com/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=8151

    ...which states:

    "Cheney admitted that he had been drinking beer earlier at lunch but that no one went back out into the fields to continue hunting that took more alcohol with them. At the time of the hunting accident, Cheney was not asked to submit to a sobriety test."
     

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