May 4, 2006

Patrick Kennedy in Suspicious Wreck


(Washington, DC) Wonkette and Roll Call are both reporting that Rep. Patrick Kennedy, son of Senator Ted Kennedy, was involved in a 2:45 am crash that was suspicious in nature.

Alcohol may have been involved in the incident.

From Roll Call:

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.

There is a certain sad irony here, but I will leave it to readers to put their own spin on this.

More as it develops...


Anonymous said...

can anyone say "Chappaquiddick?" (sp?)

Dariush said...

Were JFK and RFK actual Kennedys? By blood, I mean? Or where they adopted?

The reason I ask is I have yet to see a modern-day Kennedy who's been anything other than hideous to look upon.

And that includes the ... ummm ... "beautiful" Mrs. Schwarzeneger.

Hooda Thunkit said...

IMO, the sergeants should be taken out and shot.

I'm sick of the special treatment that every seems to shower any Kennedy with, just beacuse they are "Kennedy."

This is the USA, we don't (or, shouldn't) have any ROYALTY.

(Except, of course, our Hollywood Elite and ALL sports figures...)