Skip to comments.(Dana)Perino’s husband jailed for dog leash violation
Posted on 05/04/2007 6:06:10 AM PDT by radar101
White House Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino is married to a true scofflaw. Well, only in the eyes of the U.S. Park Police, who saw fit to throw him in jail for having his dog off a leash.
Back in November, Perinos husband, British businessman Peter McMahon, was walking their dog Henry leashless in Lincoln Park just east of the Capitol.
According to the original complaint, obtained by Yeas & Nays, Officer Stephen Smith of the Park Police asked him to gain control of Henry, an 8-year-old Vizsla breed, and put him on a leash.
McMahon replied that he didnt have a leash, so Smith issued him a violation notice, complete with a $25 fine. Why dont you go chase down some squirrels, McMahon then suggested to the officer.
According to representatives of the Park Police and D.C. Superior Court, he had 15 days to pay such a fine or request a court date, or else a warrant could be issued for his arrest.
Other sources familiar with the case say McMahon tried for months to pay the fine. Trouble was, the ticket did not note an address where it should be sent. Nevertheless, McMahon found an address for the Park Police and mailed his payment there.
It was too late. Early last month, McMahon returned from business overseas to discover that Smith had requested a warrant for his arrest, which a judge issued.
So on April 12, off McMahon went to the Park Police headquarters to pay the fine in person, when he was thrown in jail for the whole day.
Welcome to our nations capital, Mr. McMahon!
Perino and her husband declined to comment for the record.
Well this will take the heat off hapless Alberto.
LOL! Washington, D.C. Astronomical homicide rate, half the fire hydrants don't work, rats on the mall, and the schools are a disgrace. But by God, keep your dog on a leash!
That’s what happens when you are married to a Republican or are a Republican living in DC.
Dude, going after people with unleashed dogs is about the SAFEST LE actvity.
Why do you think the real crime rate is so high? The cops are avoiding the real criminals and writing tickets for revenue.
“Other sources familiar with the case say McMahon tried for months to pay the fine. Trouble was, the ticket did not note an address where it should be sent. Nevertheless, McMahon found an address for the Park Police and mailed his payment there.
It was too late. Early last month, McMahon returned from business overseas to discover that Smith had requested a warrant for his arrest, which a judge issued. “
I like his wife as Press Secretary. That said, if you are going to be a smart alec with a cop giving you a ticket, you better pay the fine on time.
Or this tends to happen.....(chuckle)
Or assaulting capitol police...by congress woman.
Thats what happens when you are married to a Republican or are a Republican living in DC.
It takes extra tinfoil to think that a park policemen in DC would know that this guy is the husband of someone connected to the administration, especially given that Ms. Perino chose not to take her husband’s last name.
Hmmmmm, they give Patrick Kennedy, drunk out of his mind, a ride home; they botch the murder, I mean suicide, investigation of Vince Foster. But they are damn good at enforcing the leash law.
Maybe he was wearing a Bush-Cheney T-shirt.
Thats right... you're an outsider.
The article doesn’t address the issue of whether the dog was under control without a leash. Just curious.
I’m surprised they’re enforcing the law in D.C.
Our ‘superiors’ in DC think laws are only for the little people.
This guy obviously felt he is in the ‘superior’ category and the rules didn’t apply to him.
>LOL! Washington, D.C. Astronomical homicide rate, half the fire hydrants don’t work, rats on the mall, and the schools are a disgrace. But by God, keep your dog on a leash!<
Yes, keep your dog on a leash. Because if you, a rich, politically connected Yuppie, can let your spoiled doggie run loose, then it’s perfectly ok for some thug to let HIS dog run free.
And the thug’s sweet l’il puppykins won’t be a Vizsla.
The cop really didn’t sound like he was being unreasonable.
Not only that, but I don't believe that the rules require a guy to be "not guilty" just because his wife is a serious babe:
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