Wednesday, November 14, 2007

For once, not a gay GOP sex scandal

Arrested for aggravated DUI and unsafe lane change, almost running into a police car, the recently defeated Congressman had an excuse, a 24-year-old woman's face buried in his lap.

Times Union:
On Monday, State Police issued a news release stating that Sweeney was driving northbound on I-87 about 1:19 a.m. Sunday when troopers stopped him for making an unsafe lane change. A trooper, noticing a "strong odor" of alcohol on the former congressman's breath, issued sobriety tests, which Sweeney failed.

His blood alcohol level registered at 0.18 percent -- over twice the legal limit of 0.08 -- causing him to be charged with aggravated DWI as well as the standard DWI charge. He was also ticketed for the lane change.

Sweeney, a one-time STOP-DWI coordinator for Rensselaer County, lost his seat last November to Democratic Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand amid allegations of spousal abuse.

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