The Kennedy Story--Updated!
Teddy's congressman son was out drinking and driving
in the middle of the night?
I'm shocked, shocked I tell you.
Riehl World View has much more
, including discussion of two other recent "accidents involving Patrick Kennedy. I was able to find more on the other car crash in the New York Daily News summary
.The early morning crash comes just a couple of weeks after Kennedy wrecked another car in Portsmouth, R.I., on April 15. The congressman, driving a 2003 Crown Victoria, reportedly collided with a Nissan Maxima outside a drug store. No charges were filed.
Update: Kennedy says he was hopped up on goofballs
:Earlier in the evening, Kennedy issued a statement through his office blaming the accident and strange behavior surrounding it on prescription drugs.
He said he returned to his Capitol Hill home on Wednesday evening after House votes and took “prescribed” amounts of Phenergan and Ambien.
Phenergan is for gastroenteritis, he said. Ambien is a popular sleep medication.
“Sometime around 2:45 a.m., I drove the few blocks to the Capitol Complex believing I needed to vote,” his second statement said. “Apparently, I was disoriented from the medication.”
Update II: Kennedy to check into hospital for treatment for addiction to pain medication. Let me predict here that there will be no gales of laughter from the Left about "hillbilly heroin" or calls for prosecution the way there was in the Rush Limbaugh case.