WAIT! Stop the presses... This sounds like a Rush Limbaugh excuse too me. Your not getting off that easy, you pill popping, drinking driving drunk, druggie. How dare you put my life and my childrens lives at stake for you ,because you were popping pills AND drinking. Send him off to prison, he needs too learn a lesson, who does he think he is. He's not above anyone else who walks this earth, just because your name is Kennedy. What you say, it's your first offense, well sir I don't belive that true for you, but we'll take that into consideration, K............ humph..... WASHINGTON -U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy insisted yesterday that he had consumed no alcohol(opps, got caught in an itty biity lie here) 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. Like father... Continuing adventures of Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy Official comment 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 hed been to the Hawk & Dove the night before. Earlier in the evening, Kennedy issued a statement through his office blaming the accident and strange behavior surrounding it on prescription drugs. He said he returned to his Capitol Hill home on Wednesday evening after House votes and took prescribed amounts of Phenergan and Ambien. Phenergan is for gastroenteritis, he said. Ambien is a popular sleep medication. Sometime around 2:45 a.m., I drove the few blocks to the Capitol Complex believing I needed to vote, his second statement said. Apparently, I was disoriented from the medication. 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 Kennedys 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 departments union. The driver exited the vehicle and he was observed to be staggering, Bairds letter states. The letter also said that Kennedy claimed he waslate to a vote. The last House vote was taken nearly six hours earlier : http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=137995 Sometimes the irony sucks, eh!