Skip to comments.Utah politico arrested, suspected of DUI
Posted on 01/15/2010 10:46:09 PM PST by Colofornian
MILLCREEK, Utah, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Utah Senate Majority Leader Sheldon Killpack was booked into a county jail Friday, suspected of drunken driving, police said.
The 41-year-old Republican was pulled over about 12:15 a.m. by a state highway patrol officer who allegedly noticed "a poor driving pattern," the Deseret News reported. Police said he failed a field sobriety test and then refused to breathe into a portable breath tester, the newspaper said.
"I could smell the odor of alcohol coming from the subject's breath," a trooper wrote in a probable cause statement.
Killpack issued a statement in which he said he is "deeply sorry for the impact this incident will have on those who support and trust me -- my colleagues in the Senate, my constituents and, most importantly, my family."
He added he is "prepared to accept all personal, legal and political consequences for my actions."
After Killpack was arrested, his car was impounded and he was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of DUI. Highway patrol officials obtained a warrant to allow them to take his blood. Results could take two to four weeks to obtain.
Senate President Michael Waddoups said Killpack's father was killed by a drunken driver when Killpack was a teenager. He also said he didn't know Killpack, who is a member of the Mormon Church, which frowns on drinking, was a drinker, the newspaper said.
I suppose, too boot, that he wasn't wearing his special underwear.
Gotta get home somehow...j/k
Senate Majority Leader Sheldon Killpack, who received $1,500 last year from Altria, said he has no problem taking the money and disclosing it, but it doesn't affect his votes.
"If you can't look at somebody straight in the face and take their money and vote according to your conscience, you probably shouldn't take the money," Killpack said.
Altia is the parent company of Phillip Morris, the maker of Marlboro and other cigarettes.
Way to go Killpack, you jerk! If you want to make Mormons look like hypocritical jack@$$es I really don't care, but thanks a lot for making Utah and the Republican party look bad.
I rest my earlier case. So tell us, when and why did you become an obsessed Mormon-hater?
There’s no friggin’ excuse for this. May he lose his job and go to jail for a long time.
Talk about shattering allusions with one taboo - though a dangerous one at that when behind the wheel of a car.
Well he will probably loose his job but whether he goes to prison is an open question.
He’ll lose his temple recommend, which is a big deal for an active Mormon — even one who’s not much of a believer, but just keeping up appearances for family and career reasons.
Hell lose his temple recommend, which is a big deal for an active Mormon even one whos not much of a believer, but just keeping up appearances for family and career reasons.
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If he is convicted of felony (DUI is a felony in many states), he will be excommunicated as well.
Why do you assume Colofornaian hates Mormons? Several of his/her family and friends are LDS.
Just because someone posts news information of interest to people in Utah (both LDS and non) does not mean they hate Mormons.
I supposed it would be fair to say that if you posted news about an Arizona politician who was arrests, we could say you hate Arizonians? Or if you posted a thread about a politician who was arrested for DUI and a Catholic that you hate Catholics? Doubtful.
I am constantly amazed at how many people attack the “messenger”, the poster of a thread rather than the news organization that published it.
‘Shooting the messenger’ eh?...tsk tsk tsk.
How would a reader ever know he was a Republican?
As well he should. It is strange that the very weapon that took his father, he partook in.
You assume to much.
It could be that the poster dislikes drunk drivers.
It is this type of self-righteous hypocrisy that makes the lawmaker an easy target.
1. He is in a position that requires, not only that he inact laws, but that he follow them.
2. He touts his religion and it is one that prohibits alcohol, yet he imbibes. He imbibes in such a way that it has become a social and legal problem.
3. With a man of this character, it makes one wonder just what else he is trying to get away with.
And so, his facade of Mormonism comes into play. If someone is acting with all these pretenses in life, it is human nature to wonder why, what the cause and effect are.
These hidden actions reveal the fruits of hypocrisy and deception - and YES we all are sinners. I would behoove us all to admit it, ask for forgiveness, let Christ wash us clean with his blood and become born anew in a life dedicated to our Savior.
The fruits of hypocrisy is seeing someone who must try, try, try to be a better person in his own strength yet always failing - and thus falling into the trap of living a lie. We see it in unregenerated people who call themselves “christian” too.
On thge American frontier, a long time ago.....
I have learned for myself that Presbyterianism is not true.
17 It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which held me bound. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the otherThis is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!
18 My object in going to inquire of the Lord was to know which of all the sects was right, that I might know which to join. No sooner, therefore, did I get possession of myself, so as to be able to speak, than I asked the Personages who stood above me in the light, which of all the sects was right (for at this time it had never entered into my heart that all were wrong)and which I should join.
19 I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight; that those professors were all corrupt; that: they draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines the commandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof.
20 He again forbade me to join with any of them; and many other things did he say unto me, which I cannot write at this time. When I came to myself again, I found myself lying on my back, looking up into heaven. When the light had departed, I had no strength; but soon recovering in some degree, I went home. And as I leaned up to the fireplace, mother inquired what the matter was. I replied, Never mind, all is wellI am well enough off. I then said to my mother,
Way to go Killpack, you jerk!
If you want to make Mormons look like hypocritical jack@$$es I really don't care,
but thanks a lot for making Utah and the Republican party look bad.
Wow! Been there, done that. As you know I take a drink or five on a regular basis. When asked by a local what I would be doing on New Years Eve, I responded that I would stay home and try not to compete with all the amateur Utah drinkers who would certainly be out there on the road.
I make an effort to not drive when I drink. Sometimes we make mistakes. This guy needs to honestly admit he doesn't believe in Mormonism. In a 12 step process that should be number 1. The drinking problem can be handled and managed as well.
As said, been there and done that.