Look at him, he’s loaded!
Hahahaha!!! Yes!! From hit with hammers to driving hammered. Roll Call’s having server issues, but here’s the meat of it:
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.
“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.”
Baird said he had been advised that after the officers departed, Capitol Police “House Division officials” gave Kennedy a ride home.
Kennedy BRINGS IT. IT’S ON, McKinney! Kennedy fucking PLAYS CHICKEN with cops! Rams into barriers! Drives drunk!
Seriously, we shoulda seen this coming: the guy can barely stay awake when the House is in session — you ever watch him in C-Span? His hands shake. We swear.
“Late to a vote!” HILARIOUS!