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Rep. Maurice Hinchey announces retirement...wife charged with second DWI in eight months
Copyright 2012 The Saratogian ^ | Published: Thursday, January 19, 2012 | By PATRICIA DOXSEY

Posted on 01/19/2012 6:14:12 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a Hurley Democrat who has served in the House since 1993, will not seek re-election this fall, his office announced on Wednesday. On the eve of his retirement press conference, Hinchey's wife was charged with her second DWI in just eight months in Albany....

She was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while using a mobile phone, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and following too closely....

Mrs. Hinchey, a lobbyist for DKC, was arrested for drunken driving last May in the Ulster County town of Hurley, where she and her husband live, and ultimately pleaded guilty to a reduced charge. The suspension of her license was part of the penalty in that case.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: dwi; hinchey; mauricehinchey; newyork; retirement; wife

1 posted on 01/19/2012 6:14:22 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Therefore, if your license has been suspended because of a previously unresolved traffic ticket (whether you know it or not) and you are caught operating a motor vehicle in New York, you will most likely be charged with an AUO in the 3rd degree. If you are found guilty, an AUO 3rd carries a maximum sentence of 30 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $500 dollars. See Simmons v. State, 843 N.Y.S 2d 794 (2007), footnote 2. More serious charges of an AUO in the 2nd or 1st degree typically pertain to alcohol-related or multiple suspensions and consequences of a conviction are even more severe.

While a sentence of jail time is not a typical outcome in an AUO 3rd conviction for anyone with an otherwise clean criminal record, the statute does allow for it. The most likely consequences of an AUO conviction come in terms of fines, mandatory surcharges, and hiked insurance rates. This is where hiring an attorney is extremely beneficial and economically wise.

First, an attorney will help you resolve any and all of the outstanding traffic matters that were the underlying cause of the AUO charge. Your attorney will help you through every step of the process and take care of all court related matters so that you will not have to worry. Most importantly, a good traffic attorney is usually able to get AUO charges reduced to less serious offenses, such as an “Unlicensed Operator”, under Section 509 or “Facilitating Aggravated Unlicensed Operation”, under Section 511(a), which is only a traffic infraction and not a criminal misdemeanor.


2 posted on 01/19/2012 6:23:54 PM PST by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Hinchey has been pushing the Fairness Doctrine forever. Good riddance.


3 posted on 01/19/2012 6:26:37 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
They mention that he is a Democrat in the first sentence?

Should I be alert for aerial porcine?

4 posted on 01/19/2012 6:26:49 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (In the good times praise His name, In the bad times do the same, In everything give thanks)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Sounds like it’s time for Maurice to devote a little time to his wife.


5 posted on 01/19/2012 6:28:17 PM PST by pallis
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

If this is the reason than he is doing the right thing. Family is more important and obviously his wife needs some major help right now. I applaud his decision if that is the reason.


6 posted on 01/19/2012 6:28:40 PM PST by napscoordinator (Newt MUST win the nomination to get rid of Romney and Obama....Dear God let November 2012 go our way)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

wait...a Democrat Congressman is married to a lobbyist?

“I’m shocked! Shocked to find that gambling is going on in this establishment!”


7 posted on 01/19/2012 6:29:08 PM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

The mere announcement of retirement does not trigger the rule against mentioning the party affiliation of Democrats. The wife was charged with DWI. Did they mention HER party affiliation?

No, because she was not a Republican.


8 posted on 01/19/2012 6:31:37 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Give the guy a break. They could have said: Rep. Maurice Hinchey announces retirement...suffering from cancer.
9 posted on 01/19/2012 6:32:00 PM PST by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Harley

Actually, he claims to be cancer free at this point:
http://www.theithacajournal.com/article/20120118/NEWS01/201180366/Hinchey-retire-from-Congress-end-2012?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE


10 posted on 01/19/2012 6:46:15 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Behind Liberal Lines.
Fairness Doctrine is Fascism

11 posted on 01/19/2012 6:59:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

He’s still suffering from it. Cancer free or not he’s probably suffering from the treatment. He also probably has realized his life could be over sooner than he wants and finishing out his days in Congress isn’t on his bucket list.


12 posted on 01/19/2012 7:06:12 PM PST by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

13 posted on 01/19/2012 7:28:44 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Our government got her drunk to prevent her from exposing what she knows about George Bush’s knowledge of and participation in the 9/11 attack.

Just ask Maurice.


14 posted on 01/19/2012 7:36:06 PM PST by 4buttons
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To: hinckley buzzard

So glad he is going. He is horrible, vile, and evil.


16 posted on 01/19/2012 7:57:06 PM PST by Ladysforest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

She could use the defense that she is married to Hinchey. People in NYS would understand you pretty much would need to be persistently drunk.


17 posted on 01/19/2012 8:15:56 PM PST by rod1
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Being married to nutcase Hinchey would drive anyone to drink. I’m surprised Mrs. Hinchey isn’t a total drunkard, soused 24/7.

He’s a disgrace to Congress and I’m glad to see him go. Unfortunately he’s walking out, not being carried out, feet first, tagged and bagged. (Apparently his wife IS bagged).

The Democrats could have chosen a better candidate when he ran, but they didn’t, and America suffered.


18 posted on 01/19/2012 8:31:10 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
Should I be alert for aerial porcine?

I don't know about you, but I'm checking on WeatherUnderground for the current temps in Hell.

/johnny

19 posted on 01/19/2012 8:47:18 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

About time this wackjob got out of Congress...


20 posted on 01/19/2012 8:54:46 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Hinchey only won 52-48% in 2010. The handwriting is on the wall:


21 posted on 01/19/2012 9:00:00 PM PST by iowamark
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I’ll drink to his retirement but can a Republican win the seat?


22 posted on 01/19/2012 9:53:46 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I hope Mrs Hinchey gets the help she needs. I hope Maurice stays out of office for good and retires completely from DC. He is rotten. He is an awful man, in a city of awful men.


23 posted on 01/19/2012 9:58:47 PM PST by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: ExCTCitizen
I’ll drink to his retirement but can a Republican win the seat?
It all depends on how this district is redrawn. The way it's configured now it' about 120 miles long by less than 1 mile wide in some areas. It covers the urban "paradises" of Kingston, Poughkeepsie and most of Newburgh, SUNY New Paltz and the artsy-fartsy communities of Woodstock and Hurley, streching in a narrow band across the Catskills to encompass Binghamptown as well as Cornell U and Ithaca College. In other words this whackjob could've been congressman for life.
24 posted on 01/19/2012 10:46:32 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I think that redistricters will take advantage of Hinchey’s retirement to parcel off that monstrosity of a district among several CDs. Maybe they’ll give all of Buffalo to Brian Higgins and compensate Rochester’s Louise Slaughter (whose CD takes in part of Buffalo) by giving her Ithaca (personally, I’d love it if they packed every Dem precinct from Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca and the Finger Lakes into a single district, leaving surrounding CDs comfortably Republican).


25 posted on 01/20/2012 2:45:33 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

How could this happen? The law:

As of August 15, 2010, New York state requires a person sentenced for Driving While Intoxicated have an ignition interlock device installed on any vehicle they own or operate, and the driver have an “ignition interlock” restriction added to their driver license.[9]

Rules for thee, not for me?
(yea I see she pleaded down)


26 posted on 01/20/2012 5:34:08 AM PST by PissAndVinegar
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To: pallis

Facing retirement with him may be what sent her off the rails.


27 posted on 01/20/2012 5:47:24 AM PST by mewzilla (I'll vote for the first guy who promises to mail in his SOTU addresses.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Good riddance. I feared Hinchey from the very first time he announced his run for Congress due to his very socialist attitudes, and my belief that in this congressional district he would be impossible to defeat. My fears proved accurate, unfortunately.

I hear it is quite likely that this ridiculous gerrymander is going to be the “sacrificed” dem district now during reapportionment.


28 posted on 01/20/2012 8:29:31 AM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

BTTT!


29 posted on 01/20/2012 7:20:34 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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