Skip to comments.Hinchey's wife charged with DWI
Posted on 05/19/2011 1:29:54 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
HURLEY The wife of Rep. Maurice Hinchey was charged Tuesday night with driving drunk.
State police said Allison Lee-Hinchey, 49, of Hurley, was pulled over at 9:40 p.m. on Morgan Hill Road for allegedly failing to keep right, use a turn signal and stop at a stop sign.
She had a blood-alcohol content of 0.12 percent, and was charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, state police said.
Lee-Hinchey works as a lobbyist for DKC and represents the Committee to Save New York, a pro-governor group that spent nearly $5 million in March and April.
She is scheduled to appear in Hurley Town Court at 6 p.m. on June 7.
Born October 27, 1938 (age 72)
New York City, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Allison Lee Hinchey
Children Michelle Hinchey
Residence Saugerties, New York
Alma mater State University of New York at New Paltz
Occupation factory foreman
Religion Roman Catholic
Waking up every morning with that miserable old fart would drive anyone to drink.
Politics aside, how do you get charged with two counts of a crime when you only commit the crime once?
You can be charged for driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and/or drug. You can also be charged for having a blood alcohol content (BAC) higher than is allowed by law. Therefore, you can be charged and found guilty of two separate violations for one DUI incident.
In a country with millions of laws, it’s possible to violate several of them even while sleeping
Yep .. I'm doing a "Thought Crime" right at this moment while thinking about Obummer!<<--(Is THAT a crime too?)
I never heard of such a thing. Must be unique to NY.
DKC is a "public relations, marketing, and public affairs" firm. Here is its website, the "DKC News." They apparantly don't consider the arrest of one of their lobbyists to be newsworthy; Ms. Lee-Hinchey's big night out isn't mentioned.
All the News we can hide from the public.
It's the same here in California.
You can bet that if Hinchey was not a RAT there’d be a big (R) right after his name! Why no (D)? < /rhetorical Q >
That’s just ridiculous. Being over a certain limit is part of the evidence of the crime charged. If they were going to allow a jury to find one guilty of the lesser included offense that would be one thing(like a finding of guilty of manslaughter when the charge is murder)but you don’t charge the defendant with murder and manslaughter.
We have a lot of laws that are ridiculous. But, ridiculous or not it is the law.
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