Skip to comments.Clinton Advisor Arrested in New Hampshire on DWI Charge
Posted on 01/12/2008 9:20:47 AM PST by B Knotts
A senior adviser to Hillary Clinton was arrested in Nashua, N.H., on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated the day before the Jan. 8 primary, according to an article Saturday in the Nashua Telegraph.
The Telegraph reported that Sidney Blumenthal was given a field sobriety test by a Nashua officer who pulled him over for going 40 miles over the 30-mph speed limit at about 12:30 a.m. Jan. 7. The officer reportedly smelled alcohol and arrested Blumenthal following the sobriety test. He refused to take a breath test.
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Clinton adviser arrested in Nashua (Nashua Telegraph)
Wow, now that name is a blast from the past!
Do they still have the death penalty back there? Semi-LOL
Enjoying this immensely.
If I only had the “challenge” of getting a “front runner” elected president, I would definitely get drunk regularly.
See my tagline for the definition of “front runner”
If you think it would be helpful, maybe you could add [Sid Blumenthal] as a parenthetical to the title of this article? I should have, but didn’t think of it until now.
One can always hope!
Strange. Fox reported it as breaking news, as though it had just come out, but Newsweek and Nashua Telegraph both had stories about it previously, per below.
Nashua Telegraph http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1952502/posts
Hmmm...I searched for Blumenthal, but came up empty. Strange.
If only Her Thighness had been in the car...
The Drudge gang may find this of interest.
Admission of guilt under most state laws.
When I took one years ago, I passed with flying colors. The JQ Laws then tried to stick me with some other charges that were thrown out.
It looks as though Mr. Blumenthal was not quite as sober as I was.
You'd never hear about it. Period! He got arrested last Sunday night and there are but a few outlets reporting it 5 and 6 days later. The Clinton's own the press. This story should have been ALL OVER THE NEWS Monday, but was buried because of the Tues. primary in NH. The MSM is in the Clinton's pockets without a doubt. What a shame this is.
I've been looking for any quotes by ol' Sidney about drunken driving, with no luck. Has anyone else found any????
Plus...70 in a 30!
Schadenfreude at it’s best. I always enjoy seeing those holier-than-thou Clintonistas hoisted on their own petard. Yeah, Hillary! owns the MSM, exhibited by the story about how they are harder on her than any other candidate. The phoniness of all those involved with the Clintons must be trumpeted by those outside the MSM. Doing the work the MSM refuses to do.
You’re right. It is too bad...
This is too good to be true. Couldn't happen to a nicer a$$hat...
Before I get hammered by you all to get new friends please refrain from that mantra. He is a great person and good friend, just ignorant when it comes to politics and media bias. Stubborn, son-of-gun I tell ya.
Vile nasty jerk.
Some people are just unable to see the facts, no matter what you do. But sometimes, they absorb them gradually over the years, and one day they wake up and say “you were right all along!”
He’s probably irritated that he got caught up in the laws that are supposed to be for the little people.
Refused test = toast : )
That's so atypical of a Clinton. They usually surround themselves with Felons.
('Course this had nutin' to do with saving the Commodity Scam Queen's hide.)
Wonder if there is a booking photo?
They know Hillary will probably lose Nevada and South Carolina anyhow, so they chose this time to do the classic Friday document dump. And their enablers in the MSM helped them, of course.
In many states today DWI is a felony.
Amongst DUers, this is just a character PLUS. Look for more of the same and much worse amongst the people Hillary draws to herself. People have had seven years to forget “Clinton Fatigue”. (Remember all the mysteriously dead people in high places in the Clinton orbit? . . all the disgusting sex scandals involving Bill? . . all the Commie money in exchange for advanced defense technology . . all the daily psychobabble coming out of that Clinton Cesspool that the Presidency was turned into? . . ) Get ready for more of it in spades if those two manage to wangle themselves into that position again. I, frankly, don’t hold out a whole lot of hope for the average voter to be able to see through them. Either Clinton could do a whole “speech” consisting exclusively of underarm toots and their sycophants would literally swoon! We have neighbors now who dislike us intensely for not voting mindless Democrat and for considering the Clintons scummy for their scummy behavior. The irony is that they would be absolutely disgraced and scandalized if their own grown kids acted in a similar way; yet they’ll gladly inflict this Clinton mess on the rest of us.
Double strange. (I was not faulting you for posting it.)
I just thought it was weird the way Fox announced a few hours ago (just before you first posted this, right?), “This just in . . . More details as we get them.”
I must say, I feel somewhat guilty because I am enjoying this too. This guy is one of the sleaziest, most liberal worms walking around.
Oh Yes!!!! We are AMUSED!!!!!
[Admission of guilt under most state laws. ]
Not true. The Constitution still applies to DUI but, most (all?) states have the implied consent law which is that you agree to submit to a breath or blood test under probable cause of DUI. Failure to do so cannot be used as proof of guilt but will likely result in loss of drivers license for a year on first offense or longer for repeaters.
[In many states today DWI is a felony.]
Can you provide proof? I would like to know which ones. I believe most are misdemeanors or, in some, petty offenses.
Not quite an admission of guilt, but almost as good for the prosecutor. It is strong evidence that the person is guilty per the following from Law Digest - Law Summaries here:
A blood alcohol test can be refused, but the consequences can be severe. In most states, refusal to take a blood alcohol test is prima facie evidence of drunk driving. In some states refusal to take the test can result in the automatic revocation of a license for a year.
This is NOT true, btw, with the "pre-tests" ie walking a straight line, touching nose, etc. In most states, you CAN refuse due to the lack of effectiveness of such tests in determining intoxication.
Right, it is usually a misdemeanor absent aggravating factors such as previous conviction, causing accident with injury, endangering a minor, drag racing, etc., per Law Summary here.
(The summary glosses over any distinction between DUI and DWI, but some states have DWI as a more serious charge such as DUI being blood alcohol level BAL of .08 and DWI being, for example, a BAL of .15 or higher. Other states just use one term or the other (DUI and DWI) and don't make such a distinction.)
In New Hampshire, the charge of 30 miles or more over the limit when DWI makes it aggravated DWI, but it is not a felony unless there is an accident with serious bodily injury. Consider New Hampshire Laws Section 265-A:3 with penalties part at Section 265-A:18 by shown here.
That's a relief. I thought they were slipping.
I hope Matt Drudge is the prosecutor.
I intended to ping you to 43.
>>During the investigations by White House independent counsel Kenneth Starr, Blumenthal was called to the Grand Jury to testify on matters related to what Clinton had told both Blumenthal and his senior staff in regard to Monica Lewinsky. It was on this occasion that Blumenthal was accused by the independent counsel of seeking to discredit the office of the counsel by passing stories to the media about Starr and his aides. The resultant statement by Blumenthal on the steps of the Grand Jury about the freedom of the press after his testimony resulted in a public fall of support for Starr and his investigations of the President.<<
Not a felony charge b/c no serious injury per discussion and NH law linked at #43.
Going 70 MPH in a 30 MPH speed limit zone??!!
Wow. They really think the laws don’t apply to them.