Skip to comments.Graham cuffed, jailed after ‘minor traffic infraction’
Posted on 02/13/2009 12:36:31 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
Conservative WTKK yakker Michael Graham was handcuffed and arrested early this morning, the latest Boston radio personality to have a run-in with the law.
Graham, 45, was arrested around 5:30 a.m. in Framingham and charged with failure to stop for a red light and operating a vehicle after his drivers license had been revoked, said Lt. Paul Shastany.
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So....I don’t get it.
He’s had a MASSACHUSETTS license since Feb ‘06........and his VIRGINIA license was revoked in JUNE ‘06.
Why isn’t his MASSACHUSETTS license valid?
He should demand the treatment an illegal immigrant would get....
“The things they made me do in there. . . .”
“It’s okay, Lindsey. We’re here to bail you out.”
“Not just yet!”
That's not the argument. The argument is about a revoked license, inferring the revocation was for cause, meaning the driver has an outstanding unresolved issue prohibiting them from legally operating a motor vehicle. If said driver get's caught driving a vehicle in violation of the revocation laws in every state of our Union he's earned the right to be arrested, regardless of hs political affiliation. I support that law and the law men charged with ensuring only drivers who comply with US laws are authorized to share the roadways with me and my family. Would you feel more comfortable knowing the guy who plowed into your wife's car driving on a revoked license was a conservative? I wouldn't.
His arrest would probably be another ‘bathroom’ incident. (tap tap)
There is a big difference between revoked and expired. One of the big differences is intent.
Graham has had a Massachusetts license since February 2006 and his driving record here is clean, according to the registry.
This is just so friggin stupid, it's not even funny. It also shows exactly why these national databases are so dangerous since you can get arrested in one state for something that was not correctly handled by the "authorities" in another, sepcially when you moved away and had no diea it was happening.
Probably not, who knows, and that's the issue? Take care or your business. I'm not special. I don't posess special skills that enable me to comply with municipal, state and federal regulations. You can throw all the "yeah-but", arguments out there regarding the revocaton of this guy's license. I retired from the US military and have had a variety of Americans serve under me. Never, and again I'm not special, have I had served with one Airman who forget to take care of his or her civilian obligations. It's not that damn hard.
True. If your license is revoked and you are caught driving, you intended to drive on a revoked license and should be arrested. You, me and the arresting officers agree.
Question, was he driving on a revoked license?
Actually it should drive up his ratings and popularity. Contrary to what some posters on this thread suggest, people that live in Massachusetts are all too familiar with the various bureaucratic blunders of the Massachusetts state government. Everyone who has lived in or around Boston has had to deal with this kind of thing. Usually when you go to renew your registation, or license, or any other kind of permit you get some kind of expensive surprise. It is standard operating procedure for the Mass. state government not to notify you of anything, and then later charge you penalties, interest, etc.
Ok, what date is stamped on your Mass DL in the expiration block? Man-up, take responsibility for your driving privileges and stop blaming the state for not going beyond placing the expiration date on your license in your wallet. Come on, does Sam's Club send a rep to your house when your membership expires? Time to Man-up!
In Massachusetts, I was stopped, cuffed and jailed for driving under a suspended license. Thing is, the license that I HAD was issued to me in 1974. They claimed in court that my license had been revoked in 1972. Though I was found innocent of all charges, the Registry STILL had my license and wouldn’t give it back. The Registry in Massachusetts is THE LAW unto itself.
Don’t get me started...
How on earth would he be expected to know that his license had been revoked by the unilateral action of another state?
I thought this was about Billy Graham.
What’s with the hard-nose?
We have no argument.
Maybe you can pay his bail.
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