Friday, May 05, 2006

Apple didn’t fall far from the tree

37-38 seems to be the magic age for the Teddy Kennedy branch of the family tree.
Rep. Kennedy Crashes Into Security Barrier
Officers Suspect Intoxication, Congressman Blames Prescription Drugs

Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy had "red and watery" eyes, "slightly slurred" speech and unsteady balance after his car crashed into a security barrier near the Capitol early yesterday, a police report said.

The Democratic congressman from Rhode Island has been charged with three infractions, the report said.

Kennedy has scheduled a news conference in Washington this afternoon.

Capitol Hill Police officers at the scene suspected Kennedy might have been intoxicated, a police union official had said yesterday.

Kennedy has been silent since issuing a statement late last night, saying he had been disoriented after taking prescription drugs: Phenergan for gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach and intestines, and Ambien, a sleeping medication...

Looking at the police report of yet another traffic accident involving Congressman Kennedy a few weeks ago (4/15/06), I suppose it's possible that the congressman simply has the worst penmanship on the East Coast.

Thankfully, no one died in either accident.

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