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ABC News Anchor Sam Donaldson Arrested For DUI In Lewes
WGMD ^ | 19 Dec 2012

Posted on 12/19/2012 10:27:52 AM PST by mandaladon

A former network reporter was recently arrested for DUI here at the beach.

Former ABC News political reporter Sam Donaldson was pulled over on Savannah Road by Lewes Police on December 1 for a traffic violation. An officer says that he’d been drinking. Donaldson failed field sobriety tests, and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. He’s been scheduled for a court appearance at a later date.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: abcnews; alcohol; cultureofcorruption; donaldson; dui; lewes; samdonaldson
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Well well!
1 posted on 12/19/2012 10:28:00 AM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Former Anchor....


2 posted on 12/19/2012 10:29:00 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: mandaladon

Best laugh I’ve had all day.


3 posted on 12/19/2012 10:29:38 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: mandaladon

He was pretending to be back at work.


4 posted on 12/19/2012 10:31:15 AM PST by fso301
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To: mandaladon

Do they protect their own?...This happened Dec 1st and we are just hearing about this?


5 posted on 12/19/2012 10:32:12 AM PST by oust the louse (Obamacare has morphed into a tax on staying alive.)
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To: Gaffer

Nice to see SAM in the news these days...and I hope he gets some evil treatment like he so often gave to others......


6 posted on 12/19/2012 10:32:51 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: mandaladon

You know what this means..obviously we have to ban booze/sarc


7 posted on 12/19/2012 10:32:51 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: mandaladon

One of nation’s moralizers! Will there be a 60 Minutes story on that? Holding my breath.


8 posted on 12/19/2012 10:34:38 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: rovenstinez

What did Sam drink and when did he drink it?


9 posted on 12/19/2012 10:36:23 AM PST by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: mandaladon

Delaware beaches are some of the worst places to drive drunk, especially in winter with nothing else to do. Basically it’s speeding and DUIs for revenue generation.


10 posted on 12/19/2012 10:37:30 AM PST by EEGator
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To: mandaladon

Did they need a cage that rat he wears on his head? ;-)


11 posted on 12/19/2012 10:40:30 AM PST by Average Al
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To: mandaladon

He also ought to have been charged with impersonating a Kennedy.


12 posted on 12/19/2012 10:40:42 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: mandaladon

Mug shot please!!!


13 posted on 12/19/2012 10:41:25 AM PST by No Socialist
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To: rovenstinez

I remember seeing Sam in Q&As in some kind of public formum. The hubris and arrogance of their inflated opinions of the “reporter” profession were astounding! Both he and that Alfred E. Neumann-looking guy whose name escapes me. Both were/are arrogant assholes.


14 posted on 12/19/2012 10:45:25 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: mandaladon

Did Sam know the frequency? We know Dan didn’t.


15 posted on 12/19/2012 10:46:08 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: mandaladon

When I quickly scanned the headline and saw “ABC News Anchor” and “DUI” I assumed it was Diane Sawyer.


16 posted on 12/19/2012 10:46:19 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: mandaladon

He’s a former reporter? I didn’t realize he’d retired.


17 posted on 12/19/2012 10:47:34 AM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: mandaladon

Sam would have failed sobriety tests through out most of his career....no surprise here


18 posted on 12/19/2012 10:48:02 AM PST by Nifster
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To: mandaladon

I didn’t know Donaldson drank until I saw him sober once.


19 posted on 12/19/2012 10:48:20 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: bgill

And how many children are killed each year by drunk drivers?


20 posted on 12/19/2012 10:49:19 AM PST by jimbobfoster
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To: mandaladon

Say it isn't so .... the King of the Uni-Brows driving drunk.

21 posted on 12/19/2012 10:50:53 AM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: mandaladon

Time to ban cars for everyone...for the children.


22 posted on 12/19/2012 10:55:33 AM PST by GnL
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To: Gaffer

Ted Koppel?


23 posted on 12/19/2012 10:56:08 AM PST by Dilbert56
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To: EEGator

Delaware beaches are some of the worst places to drive drunk, especially in winter with nothing else to do. Basically it’s speeding and DUIs for revenue generation.

So true.... and don’t get caught doing 26 m.p.h in the 25 m.ph. zone on coastal highway in Bethany Beach.


24 posted on 12/19/2012 11:01:55 AM PST by stevecmd
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To: mandaladon

Which rug was he wearing? Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday of the festive rainbow weekend one?


25 posted on 12/19/2012 11:02:05 AM PST by SengirV
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To: stevecmd

All in the name of safety...nothing to do with generating revenue.


26 posted on 12/19/2012 11:04:14 AM PST by EEGator
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To: mandaladon

Didn’t Sam get a government-issued car and driver in his retirement package as a reward for his loyal service? :)


27 posted on 12/19/2012 11:04:18 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: EEGator
Delaware is crap period.

They have a tiny tiny stretch of I95 and they toll it. It's 4 or 5 bucks to go 20 measly miles and loaded with speed traps.

Other states have hundreds of miles of I95 without any tolls. But Delaware thinks it's entitled to soak everyone. It is highway robbery.

28 posted on 12/19/2012 11:06:11 AM PST by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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Is the title “network reporter” close enough in importance to be allowed “trial as celebrity”?


29 posted on 12/19/2012 11:07:07 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Ray76

Delaware shouldn’t even be a state anymore.


30 posted on 12/19/2012 11:07:45 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Ray76

I’m in lovely Wilmington, DE right now.

To paraphrase Joe Biden, Delaware is a big f***ing deal!


31 posted on 12/19/2012 11:08:27 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Average Al

Nah, his hair piece has a chin strap...


32 posted on 12/19/2012 11:08:45 AM PST by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: mandaladon

I wonder if Jack “Hit’n’Run” Cafferty will mention this?


33 posted on 12/19/2012 11:10:32 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: EEGator

Nothing personal.


34 posted on 12/19/2012 11:13:07 AM PST by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: mandaladon
The hint to the officers of the law was Mr Donaldson's hair which was set backwards. (Photo for illustration purposes only.)


35 posted on 12/19/2012 11:13:23 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: mandaladon

LOL!
Trying to keep the help from murdering each other on your ranch is enough to drive a man to drink.
...Your Honor.


36 posted on 12/19/2012 11:14:58 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Ray76

All toll roads are highway robbery. I’m so glad we don’t have them out west (well except California, but who would go there intentionally)

It’s amazing really, some of the highways out west are engineering marvels. Through canyons, over mountains, across deserts, through some beautiful scenery. Some of the bridges are master pieces. Yet they only cost your fuel tax. Meanwhile across the midwest perfectly straight across flat lands cost tolls aplenty. The skyway bridge outside of chicago is a short bridge, extremely ugly, and perpetually under construction, but it costs 3.50 each way (really?)


37 posted on 12/19/2012 11:16:55 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: jimbobfoster

“And how many children are killed each year by drunk drivers?”

I don’t know, but it’s time for us to have a serious national conversation about restricting automatic transmissions.


38 posted on 12/19/2012 11:17:35 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Ray76

None taken. :)


39 posted on 12/19/2012 11:20:10 AM PST by EEGator
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To: mandaladon

40 posted on 12/19/2012 11:22:56 AM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: dsrtsage

Check out these tolls:

http://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tunnels/tolls.html


41 posted on 12/19/2012 11:23:36 AM PST by EEGator
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To: mandaladon

Finally, a little good news. Bet he gets off, though.


42 posted on 12/19/2012 11:33:29 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: mandaladon

Always the first or second one in Reagan’s face during pressers...with his plastic hair. Gone are the days when antagonistic reporters dogged the President.

I’ll enjoy this moment of shadenfreude..and hope he pays dearly. Creepy creepy man.


43 posted on 12/19/2012 11:37:14 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: mandaladon

Best bit of news I’ve read all day. Enjoy your experience with the American legal system, Sam.


44 posted on 12/19/2012 11:38:50 AM PST by LiveFree99
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To: mandaladon
Wasn’t Donaldson the reporter who got a Federal Grant to raise sheep(in New Mexico)for the mohair in US military uniforms. Even though the military hasn’t used mohair since WWI.
45 posted on 12/19/2012 11:39:40 AM PST by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: mandaladon

his toupee was released on it’s own recognizance.


46 posted on 12/19/2012 11:39:52 AM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: EEGator

The tolls between Baltimore and GWB are almost 40 bucks now. Weather permitting I take the shunpike: I83, I81, I84. A little longer to go to/from NE but saves 70-80 bucks.


47 posted on 12/19/2012 11:41:13 AM PST by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: mandaladon

Where is the mugshot?????


48 posted on 12/19/2012 11:41:53 AM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: mandaladon

Sammy always looks, talks, and acts drunk to me.


49 posted on 12/19/2012 11:42:25 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Ray76

That’s ridiculous. I remember driving from FL to DE while in the military. I thought it odd that I was paid with tax dollars, then taxed myself. Then driving on roads my taxes helped make, I was made to pay to use them. The government has quite the racket going.


50 posted on 12/19/2012 11:45:06 AM PST by EEGator
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